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Definition of SIT

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Sit \Sit\,
     obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of {Sit}, for sitteth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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}, {Subsidy}.]
     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. [1913 Webster]

              And he came and took the book put of the right hand of him that sate upon the seat.       --Bible (1551) (Rev. v. 7.) [1913 Webster]

              I pray you, jest, sir, as you sit at dinner. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc. [1913 Webster]

     3. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition. [1913 Webster]

              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. [1913 Webster]

     4. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him. [1913 Webster]

              The calamity sits heavy on us.        --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

     5. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sits well or ill. [1913 Webster]

              This new and gorgeous garment, majesty, Sits not so easy on me as you think.  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              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. [1913 Webster]

              Like a good miller that knows how to grind, which way soever the wind sits.             --Selden. [1913 Webster]

              Sits the wind in that quarter?        --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

     9. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress. [1913 Webster]

     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 to-night. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     {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 eating.

     {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 town. (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. Univ.]

     {To sit out}.
         (a) To be without engagement or employment. [Obs.] --Bp. Sanderson. (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 preaching.

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sit \Sit\, v. t.
     1. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well. [1913 Webster]

              Hardly the muse can sit the headstrong horse.
                                                    --Prior. [1913 Webster]

     2. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; -- used reflexively. [1913 Webster]

              They sat them down to weep.           --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              Sit you down, father; rest you.       --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To suit (well or ill); to become. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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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

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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