Definition and Meanings for seat

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Seat is ranked 4,318 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of seat

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of seat

oe. sete, icel. saeti; akin to sw. s, dan. saede, mhg. s, as. set, setl, and e. sit. sit, and cf. settle, n.pos

Meaning of seat


as noun, noun

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
  • a part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self.
  • to cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
  • to assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church.
  • to fix; to set firm.
  • to settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country.
  • to put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair.

as intransitive verb

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