Complete Definition of "sit"

see|šít
English

rank|formed|fight|agree|765|sit|considerable|private|dinner

Etymology
OE. sittan

Pronunciation
AHD|/sĭt/, IPA|/sɪt/, SAMPA|/sIt/
audio|en-us-sit.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ɪt

Verb
en-verb|sits|sitting|sat|sat or rarely sitten

  1. context|intransitive|of a person To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and the legs (especially the upper legs) are supported by some object.

#: After a long day of walking, it was good just to sit and relax.

  1. context|intransitive|of a person To move oneself into such a position.

#: I asked him to sit.

  1. context|intransitive|of an object To occupy a given position permanently.

#: The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries.

  1. To be a member of a deliberative body.

#: I currently sit on a standards committee.

  1. context|intransitive|of an agreement or arrangement To be accepted.

#: How will this new contract sit with the workers?
#: I don’t think it will sit well.

Synonyms
italbrac|be in a position in which the upper body is upright and the legs are supported: be seated
italbrac|move oneself into such a position: be seated, sit down italbrac|from a standing position, sit up italbrac|from a prone position, take a seat
italbrac|of an object: occupy a given position permanently: be, be found, be situated
italbrac|be a member of a deliberative body:
italbrac|be accepted: be accepted, be welcomed, be well received

Derived terms
rel-top|Terms derived from the verb to sit
sit around
sit back
sit by
sit down
sit-in
sit on it, sit on it and rotate, sit on it and rotate till it bleeds
sit on one's hands
rel-mid
sit on the fence
sit out
sit pretty
sit through
sit tight
sit under
sit up<!--whence then noun "sit-up"-->
sit-upon<!--noun: the backside-->
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Translations
trans-top|of a person, be in a position in which the upper body is upright and the legs are supported
Czech: t-|cs|sedět
Finnish: t+|fi|istua
French: être assis
Irish: t-|ga|suigh|xs=Irish
Italian: t+|it|sedere
trans-mid
Norwegian: sitte
Russian: сидеть (sid'ét’) impf
Slovene: sedeti
Spanish: sentarse
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trans-top|move oneself into such a position
Czech: t-|cs|sednout
Finnish: t-|fi|istuutua
French: t+|fr|asseoir|alt=s’asseoir
Irish: t-|ga|suigh|xs=Irish
Italian: t-|it|sedersi
trans-mid
Norwegian: t-|no|sette
Russian: садиться (sadít’s'a) impf, сесть (s'ést') pf
Slovene: sesti, usesti se
Spanish: sentarse
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trans-top|of an object: occupy a given position permanently
Finnish: t+|fi|seistä, t+|fi|olla, t+|fi|maata
Norwegian: sitte
trans-mid
Russian: сидеть (sid'ét’) impf
Spanish: asentarse
trans-bottom

trans-top|to be a member of a deliberative body
Finnish: t+|fi|istua
trans-mid
Irish: t-|ga|suigh|xs=Irish
Spanish: t+|es|pertenecer
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trans-top|of an agreement or arrangement, to be accepted
Finnish: t+|fi|sopia
trans-mid
Spanish: t-|es|encajar
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|جلس|جَلَسَ (jálasa)
ttbc|Armenian: նստել (nəstél)
ttbc|Aromanian: şedu
ttbc|Chinese: 坐 (zuò), 就座 (jiù zuò)
ttbc|Dutch: zitten
ttbc|Esperanto: sidi
ttbc|German: sitzen
ttbc|Hungarian: ül
ttbc|Sami: čokkáđ
ttbc|Indonesian: duduk
ttbc|Interlingua: seder
ttbc|Japanese: 座る (すわる, suwaru)
ttbc|Korean: 앉다 (anda)
ttbc|Latin: sedere#Latin|sedere
ttbc|Maltese: poġġi, bilqegħda
ttbc|Navajo: siką́ (an open container sits)
ttbc|Northern Sami: čohkkát
ttbc|Norwegian: sitte
ttbc|Persian: FAchar|شستن (šestan)
ttbc|Portuguese: sentar-se
ttbc|Romanian: şedea
ttbc|Sami: išttâd
ttbc|Spanish: sentarse
ttbc|Swahili: kukaa
ttbc|Swedish: sitta

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|rare|Buddhism an event (usually one full day or more) where the primary goal is to sit in meditation.

Translations
trans-top|meditation event
Finnish: t-|fi|istunto
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Anagrams
its
'tis


Croatian

Adjective
sit

  1. sated, full

Category:Croatian adjectives


Czech

Noun
sit m

  1. reed

Category:Czech nouns


Latin

Verb
sit

  1. be italbrac|third-person singular subjunctive

Category:Buddhism

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