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sat


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sat  \Sat\, 
  imp.  of  {Sit}.  [Written  also  {sate}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sit  \Sit\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Sat}({Sate},  archaic);  p.  p.  {Sat} 
  ({Sitten},  obs.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Sitting}.]  [OE.  sitten, 
  AS  sittan;  akin  to  OS  sittian  OFries  sitta,  D.  zitten,  G. 
  sitzen,  OHG.  sizzen,  Icel.  sitja,  SW  sitta,  Dan.  sidde, 
  Goth.  sitan,  Russ.  sidiete  L.  sedere,  Gr  ???,  Skr.  sad. 
  [root]154.  Cf  {Assess},{Assize},  {Cathedral},  {Chair}, 
  {Dissident},  {Excise},  {Insidious},  {Possess},  {Reside}, 
  {Sanhedrim},  {Seance},  {Seat},  n.,  {Sedate},  {4th  Sell}, 
  {Siege},  {Session},  {Set},  v.  t.,  {Sizar},  {Size}, 
  {Subsidy}.] 
  1.  To  rest  upon  the  haunches,  or  the  lower  extremity  of  the 
  trunk  of  the  body;  --  said  of  human  beings,  and  sometimes 
  of  other  animals;  as  to  sit  on  a  sofa,  on  a  chair,  or  on 
  the  ground. 
 
  And  he  came  and  took  the  book  put  of  the  right  hand 
  of  him  that  sate  upon  the  seat.  --Bible  (1551) 
  (Rev.  v.  7.) 
 
  I  pray  you  jest,  sir,  as  you  sit  at  dinner.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  perch;  to  rest  with  the  feet  drawn  up  as  birds  do  on  a 
  branch,  pole,  etc 
 
  3.  To  remain  in  a  state  of  repose;  to  rest;  to  abide;  to  rest 
  in  any  position  or  condition. 
 
  And  Moses  said  to  .  .  .  the  children  of  Reuben, 
  Shall  your  brothren  go  to  war,  and  shall  ye  sit 
  here?  --Num.  xxxii 
  6. 
 
  Like  a  demigod  here  sit  I  in  the  sky.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  lie,  rest,  or  bear;  to  press  or  weigh;  --  with  on  as 
  a  weight  or  burden  sits  lightly  upon  him 
 
  The  calamity  sits  heavy  on  us  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  5.  To  be  adjusted;  to  fit  as  a  coat  sts  well  or  ill. 
 
  This  new  and  gorgeous  garment,  majesty,  Sits  not  so 
  easy  on  me  as  you  think.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  To  suit  one  well  or  ill,  as  an  act  to  become  to  befit; 
  --  used  impersonally.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  7.  To  cover  and  warm  eggs  for  hatching,  as  a  fowl;  to  brood; 
  to  incubate. 
 
  As  the  partridge  sitteth  on  eggs,  and  hatcheth  them 
  not  --Jer.  xvii. 
  11. 
 
  8.  To  have  position,  as  at  the  point  blown  from  to  hold  a 
  relative  position;  to  have  direction. 
 
  Like  a  good  miller  that  knows  how  to  grind,  which 
  way  soever  the  wind  sits.  --Selden. 
 
  Sits  the  wind  in  that  quarter?  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  9.  To  occupy  a  place  or  seat  as  a  member  of  an  official  body; 
  as  to  sit  in  Congress. 
 
  10.  To  hold  a  session;  to  be  in  session  for  official 
  business;  --  said  of  legislative  assemblies,  courts, 
  etc.;  as  the  court  sits  in  January;  the  aldermen  sit 
  to-night. 
 
  11.  To  take  a  position  for  the  purpose  of  having  some 
  artistic  representation  of  one's  self  made  as  a  picture 
  or  a  bust;  as  to  sit  to  a  painter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Sat 
  n  :  the  seventh  and  last  day  of  the  week;  the  Jewish  Sabbath 
  [syn:  {Saturday},  {Sat}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SAT 
  Standard  AUTODIN  Terminal  (AUTODIN,  mil.) 
 
 




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