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Definition of Seat


  1. The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like.
  2. The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a station; a post; a situation.
  3. That part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the seat of a chair or saddle; the seat of a pair of pantaloons.
  4. A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate place of sitting; as, a seat in a church; a seat for the season in the opera house.
  5. Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
  6. A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat.
  7. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self.
  8. To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
  9. To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church.
  10. To fix; to set firm.
  11. To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country.
  12. To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair.
  13. To rest; to lie down.

Seat Quotations

When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat.
George Carlin

When I was a kid, the only way I saw movies was from the back seat of my family's car at the drive-in.
Forest Whitaker

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
Thomas Jefferson

Now, as husbands go, I have to admit I did all right. Joe is unquestionably handsome, doesn't leave ragged toenail clippings scattered about the house, and has never once, in nearly five thousand days of togetherness, left the toilet seat up.
Jenna McCarthy

You and I and everybody in show business and the entertainment industry fly by the seat of our pants. We don't know quite what is going to happen.
William Shatner
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Seat Translations

seat in Afrikaans is sitplek
seat in Dutch is bril, zetel
seat in German is Platz, setzen, Sitz, Sitz, Sitzplatz
seat in Italian is seggio
seat in Portuguese is assento
seat in Spanish is asiento
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