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  5  definitions  found 
  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}, 
  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 
  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. 
  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. 
  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 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sitting  \Sit"ting\,  a. 
  Being  in  the  state,  or  the  position,  of  one  who  or  that 
  which  sits. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sitting  \Sit"ting\,  n. 
  1.  The  state  or  act  of  one  who  sits;  the  posture  of  one  who 
  occupies  a  seat. 
  2.  A  seat,  or  the  space  occupied  by  or  allotted  for  a  person, 
  in  a  church,  theater,  etc.;  as  the  hall  has  800  sittings. 
  3.  The  act  or  time  of  sitting,  as  to  a  portrait  painter, 
  photographer,  etc 
  4.  The  actual  presence  or  meeting  of  any  body  of  men  in  their 
  seats,  clothed  with  authority  to  transact  business;  a 
  session;  as  a  sitting  of  the  judges  of  the  King's  Bench, 
  or  of  a  commission. 
  The  sitting  closed  in  great  agitation.  --Macaulay. 
  5.  The  time  during  which  one  sits  while  doing  something  as 
  reading  a  book,  playing  a  game,  etc 
  For  the  understanding  of  any  one  of  St  Paul's 
  Epistles  I  read  it  all  through  at  one  sitting. 
  6.  A  brooding  over  eggs  for  hatching,  as  by  fowls. 
  The  male  bird  .  .  .  amuses  her  [the  female]  with  his 
  songs  during  the  whole  time  of  her  sitting. 
  {Sitting  room},  an  apartment  where  the  members  of  a  family 
  usually  sit  as  distinguished  from  a  drawing-room,  parlor, 
  chamber,  or  kitchen. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  (of  persons)  having  the  torso  erect  and  legs  bent  with  the 
  body  supported  on  the  buttocks;  "the  seated  Madonna"; 
  "the  audience  remained  seated"  [syn:  {seated}]  [ant:  {standing}] 
  2:  not  moving  and  therefore  easy  to  attack;  "a  sitting  target" 
  n  1:  the  act  of  assuming  a  certain  position  (as  for  a  photograph 
  or  portrait);  "he  wanted  his  portrait  painted  but 
  couldn't  spare  time  for  the  sitting"  [syn:  {posing}] 
  2:  the  act  of  assuming  or  maintaining  a  seated  position;  "he 
  read  the  mystery  at  one  sitting" 
  3:  a  meeting  of  spiritualists;  "the  seance  was  held  in  the 
  medium's  parlor"  [syn:  {seance},  {session}] 
  4:  a  session  as  of  a  legislature  or  court 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  the  attitude  generally  assumed  in  Palestine  by  those  who  were 
  engaged  in  any  kind  of  work  "The  carpenter  saws,  planes,  and 
  hews  with  his  hand-adze,  sitting  on  the  ground  or  upon  the  plank 
  he  is  planning.  The  washerwoman  sits  by  the  tub;  and  in  a  word 
  no  one  stands  when  it  is  possible  to  sit  Shopkeepers  always 
  sit  and  Levi  sitting  at  the  receipt  of  custom  (Matt.  9:9)  is 
  the  exact  way  to  state  the  case.",  Thomson,  Land  and  Book. 

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