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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.
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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