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sit    : [s'ɪt]
Sit \Sit\,
obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of {Sit}, for sitteth.
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Sit \Sit\, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat}
({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten,
AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G.
sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde,
Goth. sitan, Russ. sidiete, L. sedere, Gr. ???, Skr. sad.
[root]154. Cf. {Assess},{Assize}, {Cathedral}, {Chair},
{Dissident}, {Excise}, {Insidious}, {Possess}, {Reside},
{Sanhedrim}, {Seance}, {Seat}, n., {Sedate}, {4th Sell},
{Siege}, {Session}, {Set}, v. t., {Sizar}, {Size},
1. To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the
trunk of the body; -- said of human beings, and sometimes
of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on
the ground.
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And he came and took the book put of the right hand
of him that sate upon the seat. --Bible (1551)
(Rev. v. 7.)
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I pray you, jest, sir, as you sit at dinner. --Shak.
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2. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a
branch, pole, etc.
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3. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest
in any position or condition.
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And Moses said to . . . the children of Reuben,
Shall your brothren go to war, and shall ye sit
here? --Num. xxxii.
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Like a demigod here sit I in the sky. --Shak.
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4. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as,
a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
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The calamity sits heavy on us. --Jer. Taylor.
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5. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sits well or ill.
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This new and gorgeous garment, majesty,
Sits not so easy on me as you think. --Shak.
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6. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit;
-- used impersonally. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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7. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood;
to incubate.
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As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them
not. --Jer. xvii.
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8. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a
relative position; to have direction.
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Like a good miller that knows how to grind, which
way soever the wind sits. --Selden.
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Sits the wind in that quarter? --Sir W.
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9. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body;
as, to sit in Congress.
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10. To hold a session; to be in session for official
business; -- said of legislative assemblies, courts,
etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit
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11. To take a position for the purpose of having some
artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture
or a bust; as, to sit to a painter.
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{To sit at}, to rest under; to be subject to. [Obs.] "A
farmer can not husband his ground so well if he sit at a
great rent". --Bacon.

{To sit at meat} or {To sit at table}, to be at table for

{To sit down}.
(a) To place one's self on a chair or other seat; as, to
sit down when tired.
(b) To begin a siege; as, the enemy sat down before the
(c) To settle; to fix a permanent abode. --Spenser.
(d) To rest; to cease as satisfied. "Here we can not sit
down, but still proceed in our search." --Rogers.

{To sit for a fellowship}, to offer one's self for
examination with a view to obtaining a fellowship. [Eng.

{To sit out}.
(a) To be without engagement or employment. [Obs.] --Bp.
(b) To outstay.
(c) To elect not to participate in, as a dance or a hand
of cards.

{To sit under}, to be under the instruction or ministrations
of; as, to sit under a preacher; to sit under good

{To sit up}, to rise from, or refrain from, a recumbent
posture or from sleep; to sit with the body upright; as,
to sit up late at night; also, to watch; as, to sit up
with a sick person. "He that was dead sat up, and began to
speak." --Luke vii. 15.
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Sit \Sit\, v. t.
1. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse
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Hardly the muse can sit the headstrong horse.
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2. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish
a seat to; -- used reflexively.
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They sat them down to weep. --Milton.
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Sit you down, father; rest you. --Shak.
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3. To suit (well or ill); to become. [Obs. or R.]
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v 1: be seated [synonym: {sit}, {sit down}] [ant: {lie}, {stand},
{stand up}]
2: be around, often idly or without specific purpose; "The
object sat in the corner"; "We sat around chatting for
another hour" [synonym: {sit}, {sit around}]
3: take a seat [synonym: {sit down}, {sit}] [ant: {arise}, {get up},
{rise}, {stand up}, {uprise}]
4: be in session; "When does the court of law sit?"
5: assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the
woman who posed for Leonardo so often" [synonym: {model}, {pose},
{sit}, {posture}]
6: sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while
controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you
ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
[synonym: {ride}, {sit}]
7: be located or situated somewhere; "The White House sits on
Pennsylvania Avenue"
8: work or act as a baby-sitter; "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I
have too much homework to do" [synonym: {baby-sit}, {sit}]
9: show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next
to Mrs. Smith" [synonym: {seat}, {sit}, {sit down}]
10: serve in a specific professional capacity; "the priest sat
for confession"; "she sat on the jury"

55 Moby Thesaurus words for "sit":
be gravid, be knocked up, be pregnant, be seated, be with child,
breed, brood, bum around, call together, carry, carry young, clock,
convene, convoke, cover, do nothing, ensconce, gestate, goof off,
hang around, hatch, hold a meeting, hold a session, idle, incubate,
install, laze, lazy, lie around, loaf, loiter about, loll around,
lollop around, lounge, lounge around, meet, mooch around, moon,
moon around, open, perch, posture, remain seated, rest, roost,
seat, set, settle, sit around, sit down, slouch, slouch around,
squat, stand around, summon

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