Meaning of SEAT in English


[seat] n [ME sete, fr. ON saeti; akin to OE gesete seat, sittan to sit] (13c) 1 a: a special chair of one in eminence; also: the status represented by it b: a chair, stool, or bench intended to be sat in or on c: the particular part of something on which one rests in sitting "the ~ of a chair" "trouser ~" d: buttocks

2. a: a seating accommodation "a ~ for the game" "a 200-seat restaurant" b: a right of sitting "lost his ~ in Congress" c: membership on an exchange 3 a: a place where something specified is prevalent: center "a ~ of learning" b: a place from which authority is exercised "the county ~" c: a bodily part in which some function or condition is centered "the brain as the ~ of the mind"

4: posture in or way of sitting on horseback

5. a: a part at or forming the base of something b: a part (as a socket) or surface on or in which another part or surface rests -- by the seat of one's pants : using experience and intuition rather than mechanical aids or formal theory

[2]seat vt (1593) 1 a: to install in a seat of dignity or office b (1): to cause to sit or assist in finding a seat (2): to provide seats for "a theater ~ing 1000 persons" c: to put in a sitting position

2: to repair the seat of or provide a new seat for

3: to fit to or with a seat "~ a valve" ~ vi 1 archaic: to take one's seat or place

2: to fit correctly on a seat

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.