Meaning of SEAT in English

SEAT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a chair leg/arm/back/seat

The chair leg has broken.

a seat in parliament (= a position as member of parliament )

If Morgan resigns his seat in Parliament, there will be a bye-election.

aisle seat (= seat next to the aisle )

Would you like a window seat or an aisle seat ?

back seat

Finally, Bryant decided to take a back seat and let his son run the company.

book a seat

She booked me a seat on the 9 am flight.

booster seat

bucket seat

car seat

catbird seat

child seat

country seat

ejector seat

first-class passenger/seat/compartment etc

front seat/row

We got there an hour early in order to get seats in the front row.

have a seat on the board

He gave up his seat on the board after 40 years' service.

love seat

passenger seat

reclining seat/chair

resign your seat (= announce that you will no longer be a member of a parliament, be on a committee etc )

A majority of voters think he should resign his seat in Congress.

seat belt

seating capacity (= how many seats there are in a theatre, hall etc )

The largest hall in the university has a seating capacity of over 1,500.

seating/sleeping arrangements (= plans for where people will sit/sleep )

What are the seating arrangements for dinner?

take a seat (= sit down )

Please take a seat .

the toilet seat

He always left the toilet seat up.

wear a seat belt (= have it around yourself )

window seat

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

back

In the back seat a thin face stared ahead.

LoEshe, who was sitting in the back seat , was shot in the head.

In the back seats , Angus and Sawney.

Hector sits in the back seat of the front row, nearest the door.

Get him in the back seat .

It was also a year when investment bankers took a back seat .

One of Thorpey's boys was helping the boyo I'd given the forearm to into the back seat .

He reeled away as Barnabas was dragged into the back seat and muzzled.

driving

What in the world would the company be like in a few years' time if such people were in the driving seat ?

Back in the driving seat for the first time in 40 years the memories came flooding back.

Once Smith's penalty goal had cut the Cambridge lead to two points Oxford appeared to be in the driving seat .

Then she tried to heave herself up on to the driving seat but couldn't manage without Dad's help.

Voice over Paul sells the Mini driving seats for around five hundred pounds.

Bullock found himself in the driving seat after Davies was forced to play sideways out of a ditch.

Kev sat with eyes closed in the driving seat .

empty

If you are going to reach people through the media, never have many empty seats .

They were sitting in the front row, talking to each other over two empty seats .

The many empty seats in the chamber attested to the opposition the proposals will receive as they are debated in coming weeks.

First off, there were a good number of empty seats .

The questioner should move to an empty seat as far away as possible.

Primo waves his hand at his own reflection and that of the empty seat on the opposite side of the aisle.

Her bêtenoire eased his long frame into the empty seat across the aisle.

front

But the man who got into the front seat was Keith Hanger, an escaped prisoner wanted in connection with a murder.

Helen and Mona and Callie bobbed on the springy front seat with Ralph.

A few minutes later she slumped back into the front seat of the Granada.

Head restraints have been required in the front seats of cars since 1969.

The bloke who'd wanted to get on with it started to climb out of the front seat .

He gets into the front seat without asking me.

For front or rear seat use.

The passenger in the front seat opened fire, he said, hitting the men.

hot

City player-manager Peter Reid, still a rookie in the hot seat , has done a fine job since replacing Howard Kendall.

Wilkinson and Manion will be in the hot seat .

He was in the hot seat for more than three hours.

There are as many as five coaches currently on the hot seat .

The hot car seats stung the children's bare legs and made them cry out in protest.

Because there is no way I would want to be on the hot seat Smith now finds himself.

Tips Always address the person in the hot seat by the name of the character you have chosen.

That mix-up was just one of several election problems that put then-Registrar of Voters Germaine Wong on the hot seat .

marginal

In Cambridge, there was a campaign to persuade students to register in the city, which was a marginal Conservative seat .

One of the country's two most marginal seats , Brecon and Radnor, also declares today.

The Prime Minister rounded off his campaign by visiting two Tory marginal seats in south London.

Mr Devlin's constituency was a marginal seat before Parliament was dissolved last week, having a majority of 774.

I won a marginal seat and have held it on five successive occasions.

In the 1979 and 1983 elections there were examples of locally popular candidates holding their marginal seats against the national swing.

Yet London contains around 25 Labour-winnable marginal seats .

But it produced critical evidence about how different designs of tax would hit marginal seats and heartland Tory ones.

parliamentary

In 1942 she married James Hoy who gained the Leith parliamentary seat for Labour in the 1945 general election.

He subsequently fought and held his parliamentary seat against his former party.

Shevardnadze was expected to set about forming a coalition among some of the 36 parties which had contested parliamentary seats .

Hannington unsuccessfully contested parliamentary seats in 1929, 1931, 1934, and 1950.

The Alliance were briefly the controlling party in local government and just missed taking the Parliamentary seat at the 1987 election.

As events were to demonstrate, eleven parliamentary seats or a difference of twenty-two votes in a parliamentary division were at stake.

Election results Mahathir's coalition won 127 parliamentary seats , thereby securing its two-thirds majority.

The socialists looked set to lose 200 or more of their 270 parliamentary seats .

rear

The rear end of the console can be detached in order to transform the two individual rear seats into a bench accommodating three.

There were eight empty liquor cartons tilted and wedged across the rear seat .

He climbed into the rear seat of the ford.

Aide Julie Hart noted that most safety experts have said children usually are safer in the rear seat in a crash.

Headroom isn't such a problem, though, and actual rear seat comfort is very good.

The 60-40 split fold-down rear seats afford the owner even more useful cargo room.

It is easily lifted out from front or rear seat belts.

He rode with Kirilenko in the rear seat of a black Volga.

safe

But, as it was, he could expect to be made Solicitor-General and found a safe seat .

The already safe seat at Wandsworth was divided in 1918 into five safe seats.

He has not been included on the shortlist of 18 hopefuls for this supposedly safe Tory seat .

The already safe seat at Wandsworth was divided in 1918 into five safe seats.

It went down a treat with the matrons in safe seats like South-west Surrey.

Given that most seats are safe seats for one party or another, this selection is usually tantamount to election.

It will increase citizens' control over their elected representatives, by abolishing safe seats .

I shall be in London, and my vote is in Taunton, a safe Tory seat .

vacant

His vacant seat on the panel was filled, naturally enough, by William Harrison.

She pointed to a vacant seat which was at the end of a row near the gangway.

■ NOUN

belt

The sign comes on and Paul does up John's seat belt .

Basu tried to stop them, her arm entangled in the seat belt .

They can be secured by an adult lap and diagonal seat belt or a child harness.

Pat got into the car, buckled the seat belt , folded her arms tight to her chest.

Despite the fact he was wearing his seat belt he was hurled forward.

And, she does not force her children to wear seat belts .

In the short term the effect of the new seat belt legislation will be closely monitored.

bucket

These are the colours of lines on Beck's map and also sometimes of station trims and new station bucket seats .

Sherman and Maria are sitting in their tan leather bucket seats staring right at them.

Even multimillionaires don't like getting blood all over their soft, beige leather bucket seats .

car

Ensure you use the correct fitting kit for your make and model of car seat .

When it came time to get a car seat , I looked up that category.

The hot car seats stung the children's bare legs and made them cry out in protest.

Officers found used hypodermic needles in a trailer in the backyard next to an infant car seat .

Some baby seats can be converted into car seats for older children.

Miguel told him, picking a spot opposite the car seat for the desk.

Boots have stopped selling car seats but say they will offer further information to people who've bought the Rainbow seat.

He thought about hiding it in the car seat , but Firebug was always moving the thing around.

love

Helen bought her love seat , a sky blue velveteen fold-out, and also her bridge table.

With mock surprise, he settled into the love seat , draping his arms along its top.

And maybe a love seat too, that folded out to a bed, in case anyone wanted to stay.

But he has no plans to replace the sofa and love seat Roberts left behind.

passenger

They sat side by side in the double passenger seat , watching me as I approached.

I got out of the passenger seat and turned to tell the driver she might as well go back to the airport.

The compartment under the passenger seat in the front, right?

His car was released to his fiancee, who was riding in the passenger seat and was sober, Ditzenberger said.

As she did so she noticed a second man, who peered with interest from the passenger seat of the utility.

Sarna said Miller was riding in the car when the driver lost control and crashed, throwing Miller from the passenger seat .

Curtis settled himself behind the wheel and laid the empty can on the passenger seat .

ringside

Meg had a ringside seat to research her latest role as a tough boxing coach.

They were given ringside seats because of their devotion to Keiko.

It was the first advertised air tour and the price included a ringside seat and hotel accommodation.

You've got a ringside seat .

senate

For the 100 Senate seats , there were 47 two-member counties and three members each for Warsaw and Katowice counties.

Some 78 individuals presented their nomination papers for the presidency, 18 for the vice-presidency, and 265 for 24 Senate seats .

He tried to shake up the race by resigning his Senate seat and shedding his tie.

window

He paused by the window seat , a replica of one he had noticed at the other end of the gallery.

They supply fresh insights, infuse you with energy and give up the window seat without complaint.

Breathlessly she flung herself down on the window seat .

Paul offers Bill the window seat .

Clarisa passed him over to me at the window seat so she could pull out a change of clothes.

Cara sat on a deep window seat , Laura beside her.

Marge sat down on the window seat , and tucked her hair into the bandanna.

■ VERB

fill

People began filling up the empty seats .

San Marcos then held a special election to fill the open seat , for which Thibadeau campaigned and lost.

He filled 80, 000 seats in a soccer stadium.

These bargains are designed to fill airline seats or hotel rooms that would otherwise sit empty.

And he knew he was the only one of them who could truly justify filling that empty seat .

The Conservative margin is expected to be reduced to one after two upcoming elections are held to fill vacated seats .

gain

In 1942 she married James Hoy who gained the Leith parliamentary seat for Labour in the 1945 general election.

Since Sanders generally votes Democratic, the Democrats need to gain an additional 20 seats to win control of the House.

Labour had gained over 130 seats , and for the first time in history it was the strongest party in the state.

The winner would gain a seat on the City Council and would automatically be named mayor.

The next grouping in this hastily cooked-up Assembly gained only 13 seats .

Republicans gained two seats in the Senate and now enjoy a 55-45 majority in the Senate.

Labour scored its biggest successes in London, where it gained a dozen seats on an above-average swing of 3.4 percent.

Labour gained one seat but lost two in the by-election following appointment of aldermen.

hold

Many councils are controlled by their political opponents, even in areas where Conservatives hold parliamentary seats with quite large majorities.

The group of smaller Catholic parties allied with Berlusconi hold 34 seats .

He subsequently fought and held his parliamentary seat against his former party.

Republicans, at the moment, hold 41 seats while Democrats have 37.

He was returned for Aldershot in 1970 and held the seat until 1997, when he did not seek re-election.

The next largest party holds only 55 seats .

Mr McLaughlin believes SinnFein will hold the seat in the by-election, which is likely to be held on Thursday October 21.

Fini was the most determined opponent of Dini during his government, and his party holds 106 seats .

lose

Despite losing the seat he has held for nine years Mr Lee managed to increase the Tory vote.

While Brown lost eight seats in a heavily Republican year, Lockyer only lost one.

Khan lost his seat in the 1991 elections, when a Hindu revivalist wave swept his constituency.

If Republicans lose 21 seats , the Democrats will regain control of the House.

Mr Patten lost his seat of Bath despite being the architect of Mr Major's 21-seat majority.

They say the Tories are still looking for some one to blame for losing the seat .

Second-term presidents historically lose their luster and energy by year six, and their party loses seats in Congress.

reserve

Seat Reservations On all TransPennine services you are advised to reserve your seat in advance to ensure a comfortable journey.

The Fat Controller had reserved good seats at the front of the stalls.

It asked us to reserve our seats as soon as possible for this famous work by Shakespeare.

But none of you has any choice because you all have reserved seats .

Each day her youngsters have to reserve a seat at the table and no prior reservation means no meal.

I must say it was an awful lot of rot, although we had reserved seats ....

resign

On the defensive, Dole resigned his Kansas Senate seat on June 11.

He tried to shake up the race by resigning his Senate seat and shedding his tie.

He intended to resign his seat if he won the election.

Garcia resigned his seat in January 1990, shortly before the two were sentenced to three years' imprisonment.

Vice chairman Alan Noble resigned his seat on the board because of business commitments, but that wasn't the last of him.

He resigned his South Dorset seat at the 1987 general election.

resume

To escape it he pushed Iron Josh back into his chair and resumed his own seat .

Madame Olenska rose, wound it up and returned to the fire, but without resuming her seat .

They resumed their seats and Owen slipped away into a tide of music and colour.

Winnie resumed her seat and her knitting.

By the time Michele returned and resumed his seat she was sipping her wine, her plate almost empty.

If your opponent interrupts you, resume your seat while he is speaking.

sit

Compare the statement that he sat in a seat iii the circle.

Grunt Six and the other captain sat on the bench seat facing forward.

Jean sat back in her seat feeling numb and sad.

I sat in my seat watching little white spots drift in front of me.

The chief innovation however, were the 32 passengers who sat along wooden seats at each side.

Williams just sat in his seat behind him, glaring.

With another wistful sigh she sat back in her seat .

She sat in the same seat during the summer when she was in his Level Two class.

take

That her family had taken a back seat in her life.

On Jan. 24 it was reported that 28 members of the Interim Legislative Assembly had taken their seats .

The young man took the seat behind the cold metal desk and began to fire questions at me.

He asked me to take a seat and listen to some music he would put on.

The Labor Party, led by Shimon Peres, took 44 seats .

But she didn't want to take a seat .

I took the seat across from them in the booth.

win

The separatists had won no seats at the last elections, in 1986.

But in 1986 he won a seat in the House, and in 1994 was elected to the Senate.

They lay Labour 4-7 to win most seats , Graham Robb's stable 5-4.

The party won no seats in 1990, but regained forty-nine seats in 1994.

In 1929 he won his Woodvale seat which he held until his death in 1949.

NOWsupported candidates won several of those seats .

The parliament was formed for those who won seats in the 1990 general election.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

back seat driver

be (sitting) in the catbird seat

be seated

Helen was more than pleased to be seated beside Chris. She'd always wanted to meet him.

Jan was seated near the door.

John was seated on my left.

Please be seated so we can start the meeting.

The meal cannot start until everyone is seated .

Example 3: Four girls were seated round a table, each writing individually.

Once she was seated , he put his arms around her, cradling her fair head against his chest.

Once the men are seated in the living room off the inside patio, they try to lure the children into conversation.

She bade Demeter be seated and herself offered her honey-sweet wine, but the goddess would not taste it.

She was seated on the Woolpack which was tied like a saddle to her Grey Horse.

The other night, Deena was seated at a well-known, busy place near the Potomac River.

They were seated on the far side, some in chairs, some leaning on the desk.

To / two / too: There were two too many to be seated , too.

fly by the seat of your pants

get/put bums on seats

When you can put bums on seats, then you can come and tell me what flights you want to travel on.

in the hot seat

City player-manager Peter Reid, still a rookie in the hot seat, has done a fine job since replacing Howard Kendall.

He was in the hot seat for more than three hours.

Put them in the hot seat and question then to find out.

This will help the person in the hot seat to become more relaxed and confident in the role of the character.

Tips Always address the person in the hot seat by the name of the character you have chosen.

We can put Ant in the hot seat to find out.

Wilkinson and Manion will be in the hot seat.

marginal seat/constituency

Another factor not taken into account before the election was the number of expatriate Tory voters registered in marginal constituencies.

Hand in hand with this measure goes an equally bold re-focusing of Labour's strategy concerning marginal constituencies.

In the 1979 and 1983 elections there were examples of locally popular candidates holding their marginal seats against the national swing.

Mr Devlin's constituency was a marginal seat before Parliament was dissolved last week, having a majority of 774.

One of the country's two most marginal seats, Brecon and Radnor, also declares today.

She said Darlington had been chosen because it was a marginal constituency.

The Prime Minister rounded off his campaign by visiting two Tory marginal seats in south London.

There is a core vote-a traditional solid Labour support-in every constituency in the land, including marginal seats.

on the edge of your seat

The movie's last scenes kept us on the edge of our seats.

Chesarynth perched on the edge of her seat, fearing a poisoned needle in the cushions.

From the moment he took the rostrum, Gergiev had his musicians tensely perched on the edge of their seats.

He was waiting for her answer, not exactly on the edge of his seat, though.

This dramatic opening had me on the edge of my seat!

This keeps you on the edge of your seat.

We're on the edge of our seats.

orchestra section/seats

resume your seat/place/position

Will the delegates please resume their seats?

By the time Michele returned and resumed his seat she was sipping her wine, her plate almost empty.

If your opponent interrupts you, resume your seat while he is speaking.

Madame Olenska rose, wound it up and returned to the fire, but without resuming her seat.

Mr Scott resumed his place, a look of quiet satisfaction on his face.

They resumed their seats and Owen slipped away into a tide of music and colour.

Winnie resumed her seat and her knitting.

ringside seat

It was the first advertised air tour and the price included a ringside seat and hotel accommodation.

Meg had a ringside seat to research her latest role as a tough boxing coach.

They were given ringside seats because of their devotion to Keiko.

You've got a ringside seat.

take a back seat

Women have often been forced to take a back seat in society.

And very generally, the interests of lenders in New York take a back seat to the interests of the corporate borrowers.

But when they were introduced, everything upstairs had to take a back seat.

He notes, however, that economic considerations are taking a back seat to budget negotiations.

If you can't agree to disagree, then take a back seat and let others have their way on this occasion.

It was also a year when investment bankers took a back seat.

Many feel reluctant to take a back seat and allow their children to enjoy the special attractiveness of the teens and twenties.

Mr Peters has now taken a back seat.

That her family had taken a back seat in her life.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

'Slow down!' yelled Ben from the back seat .

a seat on the board of directors

a chair with a broken seat

comfortable padded theater seats

He leaned back in his seat and lit a cigarette.

Our seats were right at the front of the airplane.

Republicans hold 235 of the 435 seats in the House.

There are two seats left in the back row.

There was blood and broken glass all over the front seats.

When we arrived, every seat was filled, so we stood at the back.

Who left the toilet seat up?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Communists catapulted from 45 to 157 seats in the 450-seat Duma to dominate a fractious chamber divided by eight political parties.

Forza Italia has 110 seats, and Berlusconi has frequently changed his mind about whether Dini should stay in office.

He believes they will win in the new town areas where they already have the local council seats sewn up.

His left arm was jammed tight against the side of the seat .

It was also a year when investment bankers took a back seat .

Richard Corish held a seat in Wexford from 1921 until his death in 1945.

There were three seats in our region, the Southeast.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

back

The Captain was seated with his back to the door.

Hansel seats himself on its back and asks his sister to join him.

He could just see his Mercedes with Dillon seated in the back .

car

The original cars seated 69, but the new one seated only 64.

chair

When he had settled her, gently and with professional competence, he seated himself in the chair opposite.

desk

She seated herself at the desk , relocated a floral display and smiled as the first patient walked into the room.

man

Built in 1871, and extended in 1880, the Mess Room in its final form could seat some 2,000 men .

people

A polished mahogany table, big enough to seat twenty people , ran down the middle of it.

The restaurant seats 24, with three expansive rectangular marble tables each seating eight people .

It was used for plays and mimes and seated about 5000 people .

There was seating for hundreds of people , possibly thousands.

Zeppelin may later produce a larger ship seating 40 people .

Large dining space to seat 24 people .

room

The Webster Room , which can seat around 60, is used for art exhibitions, talks, seminars and group meetings.

The house has plenty of large rooms and places to seat a sizable banquet party.

Beyond that was the locked door, and beyond that a small handsome dining room to seat eight.

Quiet classical music wafts through the room , which can seat about 40 at an assortment of tables for two and four.

table

It was full of long tables that seated from six and eight to a dozen or more.

They dream of a great castle called Camelot and a round table that could seat 150 knights.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

back seat driver

be (sitting) in the catbird seat

be seated

Helen was more than pleased to be seated beside Chris. She'd always wanted to meet him.

Jan was seated near the door.

John was seated on my left.

Please be seated so we can start the meeting.

The meal cannot start until everyone is seated .

Example 3: Four girls were seated round a table, each writing individually.

Once she was seated , he put his arms around her, cradling her fair head against his chest.

Once the men are seated in the living room off the inside patio, they try to lure the children into conversation.

She bade Demeter be seated and herself offered her honey-sweet wine, but the goddess would not taste it.

She was seated on the Woolpack which was tied like a saddle to her Grey Horse.

The other night, Deena was seated at a well-known, busy place near the Potomac River.

They were seated on the far side, some in chairs, some leaning on the desk.

To / two / too: There were two too many to be seated , too.

get/put bums on seats

When you can put bums on seats, then you can come and tell me what flights you want to travel on.

in the hot seat

City player-manager Peter Reid, still a rookie in the hot seat, has done a fine job since replacing Howard Kendall.

He was in the hot seat for more than three hours.

Put them in the hot seat and question then to find out.

This will help the person in the hot seat to become more relaxed and confident in the role of the character.

Tips Always address the person in the hot seat by the name of the character you have chosen.

We can put Ant in the hot seat to find out.

Wilkinson and Manion will be in the hot seat.

marginal seat/constituency

Another factor not taken into account before the election was the number of expatriate Tory voters registered in marginal constituencies.

Hand in hand with this measure goes an equally bold re-focusing of Labour's strategy concerning marginal constituencies.

In the 1979 and 1983 elections there were examples of locally popular candidates holding their marginal seats against the national swing.

Mr Devlin's constituency was a marginal seat before Parliament was dissolved last week, having a majority of 774.

One of the country's two most marginal seats, Brecon and Radnor, also declares today.

She said Darlington had been chosen because it was a marginal constituency.

The Prime Minister rounded off his campaign by visiting two Tory marginal seats in south London.

There is a core vote-a traditional solid Labour support-in every constituency in the land, including marginal seats.

on the edge of your seat

The movie's last scenes kept us on the edge of our seats.

Chesarynth perched on the edge of her seat, fearing a poisoned needle in the cushions.

From the moment he took the rostrum, Gergiev had his musicians tensely perched on the edge of their seats.

He was waiting for her answer, not exactly on the edge of his seat, though.

This dramatic opening had me on the edge of my seat!

This keeps you on the edge of your seat.

We're on the edge of our seats.

orchestra section/seats

ringside seat

It was the first advertised air tour and the price included a ringside seat and hotel accommodation.

Meg had a ringside seat to research her latest role as a tough boxing coach.

They were given ringside seats because of their devotion to Keiko.

You've got a ringside seat.

take a back seat

Women have often been forced to take a back seat in society.

And very generally, the interests of lenders in New York take a back seat to the interests of the corporate borrowers.

But when they were introduced, everything upstairs had to take a back seat.

He notes, however, that economic considerations are taking a back seat to budget negotiations.

If you can't agree to disagree, then take a back seat and let others have their way on this occasion.

It was also a year when investment bankers took a back seat.

Many feel reluctant to take a back seat and allow their children to enjoy the special attractiveness of the teens and twenties.

Mr Peters has now taken a back seat.

That her family had taken a back seat in her life.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The arena seats 30,000.

The auditorium seats 500 people.

The Boeing 747 seats 400-425 passengers.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After she seated herself at our table, other writers came by and, pulling chairs over, sat down.

North Carolina Motor Speedway seated 48,000 until it was expanded to about 60,000 seats in 1998.

Parents are encouraged to ensure that the child is seated safely and comfortably.

She seated herself at the desk, relocated a floral display and smiled as the first patient walked into the room.

The Captain was seated with his back to the door.

There were reports of fans waiting in line as early as 6 a. m. Saturday to inquire about season seats.

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