Meaning of SEAT in English


I. ˈsēt noun

Etymology: Middle English sete, from Old Norse sæti; akin to Old English gesete seat, sittan to sit

Date: 13th century


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 seat of a chair

trouser seat

d. : buttocks


a. : a seating accommodation

a seat for the game

a 200- seat restaurant

b. : a right of sitting

lost his seat in Congress

c. : membership on an exchange


a. : a place where something specified is prevalent : center

a seat of learning

b. : a place from which authority is exercised

the county seat

c. : a bodily part in which some function or condition is centered

the brain as the seat of the mind

4. : posture in or way of sitting on horseback


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

II. verb

Date: 1586

transitive verb


a. : to install in a seat of dignity or office


(1) : to cause to sit or assist in finding a seat

(2) : to provide seats for

a theater seat 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

seat a valve

intransitive verb

1. archaic : to take one's seat or place

2. : to fit correctly on a seat

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.