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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Seat  \Seat\,  n.  [OE.  sete,  Icel.  s[ae]ti;  akin  to  Sw  s["a]te, 
  Dan.  s[ae]de,  MHG.  s[=a]ze,  AS  set  setl,  and  E.  sit 
  [root]154.  See  {Sit},  and  cf  {Settle},  n.] 
  1.  The  place  or  thing  upon  which  one  sits;  hence  anything 
  made  to  be  sat  in  or  upon  as  a  chair,  bench,  stool, 
  saddle,  or  the  like 
 
  And  Jesus  .  .  .  overthrew  the  tables  of  the  money 
  changers,  and  the  seats  of  them  that  sold  doves. 
  --Matt.  xxi. 
  12. 
 
  2.  The  place  occupied  by  anything  or  where  any  person  or 
  thing  is  situated,  resides,  or  abides;  a  site;  an  abode,  a 
  station;  a  post  a  situation. 
 
  Where  thou  dwellest  even  where  Satan's  seat  is 
  --Rev.  ii  13. 
 
  He  that  builds  a  fair  house  upon  an  ill  seat 
  committeth  himself  to  prison.  --Bacon. 
 
  A  seat  of  plenty,  content,  and  tranquillity. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  That  part  of  a  thing  on  which  a  person  sits;  as  the  seat 
  of  a  chair  or  saddle;  the  seat  of  a  pair  of  pantaloons. 
 
  4.  A  sitting;  a  right  to  sit  regular  or  appropriate  place  of 
  sitting;  as  a  seat  in  a  church;  a  seat  for  the  season  in 
  the  opera  house. 
 
  5.  Posture,  or  way  of  sitting,  on  horseback. 
 
  She  had  so  good  a  seat  and  hand  she  might  be  trusted 
  with  any  mount.  --G.  Eliot. 
 
  6.  (Mach.)  A  part  or  surface  on  which  another  part  or  surface 
  rests;  as  a  valve  seat. 
 
  {Seat  worm}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  pinworm. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Seat  \Seat\,  v.  i. 
  To  rest;  to  lie  down  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Seat  \Seat\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Seated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Seating}.] 
  1.  To  place  on  a  seat;  to  cause  to  sit  down  as  to  seat 
  one's  self 
 
  The  guests  were  no  sooner  seated  but  they  entered 
  into  a  warm  debate.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  occupy  a  post  site,  situation,  or  the  like 
  to  station;  to  establish;  to  fix;  to  settle. 
 
  Thus  high  .  .  .  is  King  Richard  seated.  --Shak. 
 
  They  had  seated  themselves  in  New  Guiana.  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  3.  To  assign  a  seat  to  or  the  seats  of  to  give  a  sitting 
  to  as  to  seat  a  church,  or  persons  in  a  church. 
 
  4.  To  fix;  to  set  firm. 
 
  From  their  foundations,  loosening  to  and  fro,  They 
  plucked  the  seated  hills.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  To  settle;  to  plant  with  inhabitants;  as  to  seat  a 
  country.  [Obs.]  --W.  Stith. 
 
  6.  To  put  a  seat  or  bottom  in  as  to  seat  a  chair. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  seat 
  n  1:  a  space  reserved  for  sitting  (as  in  a  theater  or  on  a  train 
  or  airplane);  "he  booked  their  seats  in  advance";  "he 
  sat  in  someone  else's  place"  [syn:  {place}] 
  2:  the  fleshy  part  of  the  human  body  that  you  sit  on  [syn:  {buttocks}, 
  {arse},  {butt},  {backside},  {bum},  {buns},  {can},  {fundament}, 
  {hindquarters},  {hind  end},  {keister},  {posterior},  {prat}, 
  {rear},  {rear  end},  {rump},  {stern},  {tail},  {tail  end}, 
  {tooshie},  {tush},  {bottom},  {behind},  {derriere},  {fanny}, 
  {ass}] 
  3:  furniture  that  is  designed  for  sitting  on  "there  were  not 
  enough  seats  for  all  the  guests" 
  4:  any  support  where  you  can  sit  (especially  the  part  of  a 
  chair  or  bench  etc  on  which  you  sit);  "he  dusted  off  the 
  seat  before  sitting  down" 
  5:  a  center  of  authority  (as  a  city  from  which  authority  is 
  exercised) 
  6:  the  cloth  that  covers  the  buttocks;  "the  seat  of  his  pants 
  was  worn  through" 
  v  1:  show  to  a  seat;  assign  a  seat  for:  "The  host  seated  me  next 
  to  Mrs.  Smith"  [syn:  {sit},  {sit  down}] 
  2:  be  able  to  seat;  "The  theater  seats  2,000" 
  3:  place  ceremoniously  or  formally  in  an  office  or  position; 
  "We  were  inducted  into  the  honor  society"  [syn:  {induct}, 
  {invest}] 
  4:  put  a  seat  on  a  chair 
  5:  provide  with  seats,  as  of  a  concert  hall,  for  example 




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