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."

Primary Meanings of sit

1.
v
take a seat
2.
v
be located or situated somewhere
3.
v
serve in a specific professional capacity
4.
v
be in session
Full Definitions of sit
1

v take a seat

Synonyms:
sit down
sit down
be seated
Antonyms:
arise, get up, rise, stand up, uprise
rise to one's feet
Type of:
change posture
undergo a change in bodily posture

v be seated

Synonyms:
sit down
seat, sit down
show to a seat; assign a seat for
sit down
take a seat
Antonyms:
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

v show to a seat; assign a seat for

Synonyms:
seat, sit down
sit down
be seated
Types:
reseat
show to a different seat
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location

v assume a posture as for artistic purposes

Synonyms:
model, pose, posture
Types:
ramp
be rampant
Type of:
display, exhibit, expose
show; make visible or apparent

v 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
Types:
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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
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
2

v be located or situated somewhere

“The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue”
Type of:
be
occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

v be around, often idly or without specific purpose

“The object sat in the corner”
“We sat around chatting for another hour”
Synonyms:
sit around
Type of:
be
occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
3

v serve in a specific professional capacity

“the priest sat for confession”
“she sat on the jury”
Type of:
serve
do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function

v work or act as a baby-sitter

Synonyms:
baby-sit
Type of:
guard
to keep watch over
4

v be in session

“When does the court of law sit?”
Type of:
convene
meet formally

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