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Definition of Sit


  1. obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.
  2. 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.
  3. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.
  4. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
  5. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
  6. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
  7. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; -- used impersonally.
  8. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
  9. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.
  10. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.
  11. 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 to-night.
  12. 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.
  13. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.
  14. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; -- used reflexively.
  15. To suit (well / ill); to become.

Sit Quotations

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. - Alice Roosevelt Longworth
If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
Walter Anderson

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Theodore Roosevelt
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Sit Translations

sit in Afrikaans is broei, sit
sit in Danish is sidde
sit in Dutch is koesteren, broeden, broeden op
sit in Finnish is istua
sit in French is couver, asseyons, asseyois, asseyez, asseyent
sit in German is setze, sitzen, sitzen
sit in Italian is star seduto
sit in Norwegian is sitte
sit in Portuguese is sente-se
sit in Swedish is sitta
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