HyperDic: sit

English > 10 senses of the word sit:
VERBcontactsit, sit downbe seated
stativesit, sit aroundbe around, often idly or without specific purpose
motionsit, sit downtake a seat / seat / seat
motionsitbe in session
perceptionsit, model, pose, postureassume a posture as for artistic purposes
motionsit, ridesit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
stativesitbe located or situated somewhere
socialsit, baby-sit, babysitwork or act as a baby-sitter
contactsit, seat, sit downshow to a seat / seat / seat
competitionsitserve in a specific professional capacity
sit > pronunciation
Soundssih't
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > sit: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningBe seated.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe children sit in the rocking chair; There sit some children in the rocking chair
Synonymsit down
Entailssit down, sitTake a seat / seat / seat
Caused byseat, sit, sit downshow to a seat / seat / seat
seatPlace in or on a seat
NarrowerloungeSit or recline comfortably
perch, roost, restSit, as on a branch
sprawlSit or lie with one's limbs spread out
squat, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker downSit on one's heels
See alsosit downtake a seat / seat / seat
sit outendure to the end / end
OppositelieBe lying, be prostrate
stand, stand upBe standing
Similar toseat, sit, sit downshow to a seat / seat / seat
sit down, sitTake a seat / seat / seat
Spanishestar sentado, sentarse, sentar
Catalanasseure's, asseure, seure
Nounssittingthe act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
English > sit: 10 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe around, often idly or without specific purpose.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsit around
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Spanishasentarse, sentarse, sentar
Catalanassentar, asseure's, parar-se
English > sit: 10 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningTake a seat / seat / seat.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsit down
Entailed bybrood, hatch, cover, incubateSit on (eggs)
sit, sit downBe seated
Broaderchange postureUndergo a change in bodily posture
Oppositearise, rise, uprise, get up, stand upRise to one's feet
Similar tosit, sit downBe seated
Spanishagazaparse, sentarse, sentar
Catalanagotnar-se, arraulir-se, assentar, asseure's, seure's, seure
English > sit: 10 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningBe in session.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"When does the court of law sit?"
Broaderconvenemeet formally
Nounssittinga session as of a legislature or court
English > sit: 10 senses > verb 5, perception
Meaningassume a posture as for artistic purposes.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsmodel, pose, posture
Categoryart, artistic creation, artistic productionThe creation of beautiful or significant things
NarrowerrampBe rampant
Broaderexpose, exhibit, displayTo show, make visible or apparent
Spanishposar
Catalanposar
Nounssittera person who poses for a painter or sculptor
sitting(photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
English > sit: 10 senses > verb 6, motion
MeaningSit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymride
Categoryriding, horseback ridingTravel by being carried on horseback
Narrowercanterride at a cantering pace
gallop, extendCause to move at full gallop
outrideride better, faster, or further than
overrideride (a horse) too hard
pranceCause (a horse) to bound spring forward
ride herdDriving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them
ride horsebackride on horseback
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar torideSit on and control a vehicle
Spanishmontar
Catalanmuntar
English > sit: 10 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningBe located or situated somewhere.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue"
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
English > sit: 10 senses > verb 8, social
MeaningWork or act as a baby-sitter.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"I cannot baby-sit tonight
Synonymsbaby-sit, babysit
BroaderguardTo keep watch over
Spanishhacer de canguro
Nounssittera person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
English > sit: 10 senses > verb 9, contact
Meaningshow to a seat / seat / seat; assign a seat / seat / seat for.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsseat, sit down
Cause tosit, sit downBe seated
Narrowerreseatshow to a different seat / seat / seat
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Similar tosit, sit downBe seated
Spanishasentarse, posarse, sentarse, sentar
Catalanasseure's, asseure, parar-se, posar, seure
English > sit: 10 senses > verb 10, competition
MeaningServe in a specific professional capacity.
PatternSomebody ----s
BroaderserveDo duty or hold offices

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