Meaning of SEAT in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English sete, from Old Norse sæti; akin to Old English gesete ~, sittan to sit Date: 13th century 1. a special chair of one in eminence, a chair, stool, or bench intended to be sat in or on, the particular part of something on which one rests in sitting , buttocks, 2. a ~ing accommodation , a right of sitting , membership on an exchange, 3. a place where something specified is prevalent ; center , a place from which authority is exercised , a bodily part in which some function or condition is centered , posture in or way of sitting on horseback, 5. a part at or forming the base of something, a part (as a socket) or surface on or in which another part or surface rests, II. verb Date: 1586 transitive verb 1. to install in a ~ of dignity or office, b. to cause to sit or assist in finding a ~, to provide ~s for , to put in a sitting position, to repair the ~ of or provide a new ~ for, to fit to or with a ~ , intransitive verb to take one's ~ or place, to fit correctly on a ~

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