Complete Definition of "seat"

English
Etymology
Via Middle English from Old Norse sæti, compare Old English set

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-seat.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iːt|-iːt

Noun
en-noun

  1. A place in which to sit.

#: There are two hundred seats in this classroom.

  1. The part of an object or individual (notably the buttocks) directly involved in sitting.

#: Place the seat of your pants on the seat of this chair.

  1. A membership in an organization, particularly a representative body.

#: Our neighbor has a seat at the stock exchange and in congress.

  1. The location of a governing body.

#: Washington D.C. is the seat of the U.S. government.

  1. (certain Commonwealth countries) an electoral district, especially for a national legislature.

Translations

Arabic: ARchar|مقعد IPAchar|(máqʕad) m
Chinese: 位子 (wèizi) (1), 座位 (zuòwèi)
Dutch: zitplaats f (1), zitting f (2), zetel m (3,4)
Estonian: iste, istekoht (1)
Finnish: istuin (1) istuinosa (2)
French: siège m (1,3,4)
German: Sitzplatz m
Greek: t|el|κάθισμα|n|scGrek (káthisma) (place to sit), t|el|θέση|f|scGrek (thési) (place to sit), t|el|έδρα|f|sc=Grek (édra) (membership)
Hungarian: ülés, ülőhely, hely
mid
Italian: sedile m
Japanese: 席 (せき, seki)
Korean: 좌석 (jwaseok)
Portuguese: assento m
Russian: t+|ru|место|n|trmésto|scCyrl
Serbian: sedište
Slovene: sedež m (1,2,4)
Spanish: t-|es|asiento|m
Swedish: sittplats c
Vietnamese: ghế

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive: To put an object into a place where it will rest.

#: Be sure to seat the gasket properly before attaching the cover.

  1. transitive: To provide places to sit.

#: This classroom seats two hundred students.

Translations
w:Chiricahua language|Chiricahua: binshdaah (I seat him)

Anagrams
eats
sate
teas

Related terms
seat of learning
seat of wisdom
seater/-seater
sedentary
county seat
seat cushion
see
sit

Category:1000 English basic words

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fr:seat
io:seat
id:seat
it:seat
kk:seat
ku:seat
hu:seat
ja:seat
pl:seat
ru:seat
simple:seat
fi:seat
ta:seat
te:seat
vi:seat
tr:seat
vo:seat
zh:seat

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