Meaning of SEAT in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ si:t ]
( seats, seating, seated)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
A seat is an object that you can sit on, for example a chair.
Stephen returned to his seat...
Ann could remember sitting in the back seat of their car.
The seat of a chair is the part that you sit on.
The stool had a torn, red plastic seat.
If you seat yourself somewhere, you sit down. ( WRITTEN )
He waved towards a chair, and seated himself at the desk.
...a portrait of one of his favourite models seated on an elegant sofa.
VERB : V pron-refl , V-ed
A building or vehicle that seats a particular number of people has enough seats for that number.
The Theatre seats 570.
VERB : V amount
The seat of a piece of clothing is the part that covers your bottom.
Then he got up and brushed off the seat of his jeans.
N-SING : usu the N of n
When someone is elected to a parliament, congress, or senate, you can say that they, or their party, have won a seat .
Independent candidates won the majority of seats on the local council.
...a Maryland Republican who lost his seat.
If someone has a seat on the board of a company or on a committee, they are a member of it.
He has been unsuccessful in his attempt to win a seat on the board of the company.
The seat of an organization, a wealthy family, or an activity is its base.
Gunfire broke out early this morning around the seat of government in Lagos.
N-COUNT : with supp
see also deep-seated , hot seat
If you take a back seat , you allow other people to have all the power and to make all the decisions.
You need to take a back seat and think about both past and future...
PHRASE : V inflects
If you take a seat , you sit down. ( FORMAL )
‘Take a seat,’ he said in a bored tone...
Rachel smiled at him as they took their seats on opposite sides of the table.
PHRASE : V and N inflect
in the driving seat: see driving seat
by the seat of your pants: see pants
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006