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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

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

The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems - the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion.
John Maynard Keynes

What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat.
Marcus Aurelius

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
Mahatma Gandhi
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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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