sit

Sit down! When you sit, you rest your weight on your bottom instead of standing on your feet. You can sit in a chair, sit on the floor, or sit in a giant bowl of chocolate pudding if you want to.

When you tell a good dog to sit, she lowers her hindquarters to the floor, with her back legs bent. But when you sit ten people at your little kitchen table, you provide seats for them, and when you sit for an artist, you pose while she paints or draws your portrait. Objects sit by simply not moving: "The cars sit, stuck in rush hour traffic, while the subway speeds past."

Definitions of sit
  1. verb
    take a seat
    synonyms: sit down
    sit down
    be seated
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    Antonyms:
    arise, get up, rise, stand up, uprise
    rise to one's feet
    type of:
    change posture
    undergo a change in bodily posture
  2. verb
    be seated
    synonyms: sit down
    seat, sit down
    show to a seat; assign a seat for
    sit down
    take a seat
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    stand, stand up
    be standing; be upright
    lie
    be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
    place upright, stand, stand up
    put into an upright position
    lie, lie down
    assume a reclining position
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    lounge
    sit or recline comfortably
    sprawl
    sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
    perch, rest, roost
    sit, as on a branch
    crouch, hunker, hunker down, scrunch, scrunch up, squat
    sit on one's heels
    spread-eagle
    stand with arms and legs spread out
  3. verb
    show to a seat; assign a seat for
    synonyms: seat, sit down
    sit down
    be seated
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    reseat
    show to a different seat
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    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  4. verb
    assume a posture as for artistic purposes
    synonyms: model, pose, posture
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    ramp
    be rampant
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    display, exhibit, expose
    show; make visible or apparent
  5. verb
    sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
    “She never sat a horse!”
    synonyms: ride
    ride
    sit on and control a vehicle
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    override
    ride (a horse) too hard
    ride herd
    driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them
    outride
    ride better, faster, or further than
    ride horseback
    ride on horseback
    prance
    cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
    canter
    ride at a cantering pace
    extend, gallop
    cause to move at full gallop
    prance
    ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward
    canter
    ride at a canter
    gallop
    ride at a galloping pace
    post
    ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
    trot
    ride at a trot
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    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  6. verb
    be located or situated somewhere
    “The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue”
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    type of:
    be
    occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
  7. verb
    be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    “The object sat in the corner”
    “We sat around chatting for another hour”
    synonyms: sit around
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    type of:
    be
    occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
  8. verb
    serve in a specific professional capacity
    “the priest sat for confession”
    “she sat on the jury”
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    type of:
    serve
    do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function
  9. verb
    work or act as a baby-sitter
    synonyms: baby-sit
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    type of:
    guard
    to keep watch over
  10. verb
    be in session
    “When does the court of law sit?”
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    type of:
    convene
    meet formally
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