Seat vs. Sit

Seat vs. Sit — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Seat and Sit

Seatnoun

Something, such as a chair or bench, that may be sat on

There are comfortable seats in the waiting room.

Sitverb

To rest with the torso vertical and the body supported on the buttocks.

Seatnoun

The part on which one rests in sitting

the seat of a chair.a bicycle seat.

Sitverb

To rest with the hindquarters lowered onto a supporting surface. Used of animals.

Seatnoun

A place in which one may sit

found a seat on the floor.

Sitverb

To perch. Used of birds.

Seatnoun

The right to occupy such a place or a ticket indicating this right

got seats for the concert.

Sitverb

To cover eggs for hatching; brood.

Seatnoun

The buttocks.

Sitverb

To be situated or located

a house that sits on a hill.

Seatnoun

The part of a garment that covers the buttocks.

Sitverb

To lie or rest

Dishes were sitting on a shelf. See Usage Note at set1.

Seatnoun

A part serving as the base of something else.

Sitverb

To pose for an artist or photographer.

Seatnoun

The surface or part on which another part sits or rests.

Sitverb

To occupy a seat as a member of a body of officials

sit in Congress.

Seatnoun

The place where something is located or based

The heart is the seat of the emotions.

Sitverb

To be in session.

Seatnoun

A center of authority; a capital

the county seat.

Sitverb

To remain inactive or unused

Her expensive skis sat gathering dust.

Seatnoun

A place of abode or residence, especially a large house that is part of an estate

the squire's country seat.

Sitverb

To affect one with or as if with a burden; weigh

Official duties sat heavily upon the governor.

Seatnoun

Membership in an organization, such as a legislative body or stock exchange, that is obtained by appointment, election, or purchase.

Sitverb

To fit, fall, or drape in a specified manner

The jacket sits perfectly on you.

Seatnoun

The manner of sitting on a horse

a rider with a good seat.

Sitverb

To be agreeable to one; please

The idea didn't sit well with any of us.

Seatverb

To place in or on a seat.

Sitverb

Chiefly British To take an examination, as for a degree.

Seatverb

To cause or assist to sit down

The ushers will seat the members of the bride's family.

Sitverb

To blow from a particular direction. Used of the wind.

Seatverb

To provide with a particular seat

The usher seated me in the back row.

Sitverb

To keep watch or take care of a child.

Seatverb

To have or provide seats for

We can seat 300 in the auditorium.

Sitverb

To cause to sit; seat

Sit yourself over there.

Seatverb

To install in a position of authority or eminence.

Sitverb

To keep one's seat on (an animal)

She sits her horse well.

Seatverb

To fix firmly in place

seat an ammunition clip in an automatic rifle.

Sitverb

To sit on (eggs) for the purpose of hatching.

Seatverb

To rest on or fit into another part

The O-rings had not seated correctly in their grooves.

Sitverb

To provide seating accommodation for

a theater that sits 1,000 people.

Seatnoun

Something to be sat upon.

Sitnoun

The act of sitting.

Seatnoun

A place in which to sit.

There are two hundred seats in this classroom.

Sitnoun

A period of time spent sitting.

Seatnoun

The horizontal portion of a chair or other furniture designed for sitting.

He sat on the arm of the chair rather than the seat, which always annoyed his mother.the seat of a saddle

Sitnoun

The way in which an article of clothing, such as a dress or jacket, fits.

Seatnoun

A piece of furniture made for sitting; e.g. a chair, stool or bench; any improvised place for sitting.

She pulled the seat from under the table to allow him to sit down.

Sitverb

To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and supported by the buttocks.

After a long day of walking, it was good just to sit and relax.

Seatnoun

The part of an object or individual (usually the buttocks) directly involved in sitting.

Instead of saying "sit down", she said "place your seat on this chair".

Sitverb

To move oneself into such a position.

I asked him to sit.

Seatnoun

The part of a piece of clothing (usually pants or trousers) covering the buttocks.

The seat of these trousers is almost worn through.

Sitverb

To occupy a given position permanently.

The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries.

Seatnoun

(engineering) A part or surface on which another part or surface rests.

The seat of the valve had become corroded.

Sitverb

To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.

Seatnoun

A location or site.

Sitverb

(government) To be a member of a deliberative body.

I currently sit on a standards committee.

Seatnoun

(figurative) A membership in an organization, particularly a representative body.

Our neighbor has a seat at the stock exchange and in congress.

Sitverb

Of a legislative or, especially, a judicial body such as a court, to be in session.

In what city is the circuit court sitting for this session.

Seatnoun

The location of a governing body.

Washington D.C. is the seat of the U.S. government.

Sitverb

To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh.

Seatnoun

(certain Commonwealth countries) An electoral district, especially for a national legislature.

Sitverb

To be adjusted; to fit.

Your new coat sits well.

Seatnoun

The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated or resides; a site.

Sitverb

To be accepted or acceptable; to work.

How will this new contract sit with the workers?I don’t think it will sit well.The violence in these video games sits awkwardly with their stated aim of educating children.

Seatnoun

The starting point of a fire.

Sitverb

To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to.

Sit him in front of the TV and he might watch for hours.

Seatnoun

Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.

Sitverb

(transitive) To accommodate in seats; to seat.

The dining room table sits eight comfortably.

Seatverb

(transitive) To put an object into a place where it will rest; to fix; to set firm.

Be sure to seat the gasket properly before attaching the cover.

Sitverb

(intransitive) shortened form of babysit.

I'm going to sit for them on Thursday.

Seatverb

(transitive) To provide with places to sit.

This classroom seats two hundred students.The waiter seated us and asked what we would like to drink.

Sitverb

To babysit

I need to find someone to sit my kids on Friday evening for four hours.

Seatverb

(transitive) To request or direct one or more persons to sit.

Please seat the audience after the anthem and then introduce the first speaker.

Sitverb

To take, to undergo or complete (an examination or test).

Seatverb

To recognize the standing of a person or persons by providing them with one or more seats which would allow them to participate fully in a meeting or session.

Only half the delegates from the state were seated at the convention because the state held its primary too early.You have to be a member to be seated at the meeting. Guests are welcome to sit in the visitors section.

Sitverb

To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.

Seatverb

(transitive) To assign the seats of.

to seat a church

Sitverb

To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of oneself made, such as a picture or a bust.

I'm sitting for a painter this evening.

Seatverb

(transitive) To cause to occupy a post, site, or situation; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.

Sitverb

To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.

Seatverb

To rest; to lie down.

Sitnoun

An event, usually lasting one full day or more, where the primary goal is to sit in meditation.

Seatverb

To settle; to plant with inhabitants.

to seat a country

Sitverb

be standing; be upright;

We had to stand for the entire performance!

Seatverb

To put a seat or bottom in.

to seat a chair

Sitverb

sit around, often unused;

The object sat in the corner

Seatnoun

a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane);

he booked their seats in advancehe sat in someone else's place

Sitverb

take a seat

Seatnoun

the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;

he deserves a good kick in the buttare you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Sitverb

be in session;

When does the court of law sit?

Seatnoun

furniture that is designed for sitting on;

there were not enough seats for all the guests

Sitverb

assume a posture as for artistic purposes;

We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often

Seatnoun

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

Sitverb

sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions;

She never sat a horse!Did you ever ride a camel?The girl liked to drive the young mare

Seatnoun

a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

Sitverb

work or act as a baby-sitter;

I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do

Seatnoun

the cloth covering for the buttocks;

the seat of his pants was worn through

Sitverb

show to a seat; assign a seat for;

The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith

Seatverb

show to a seat; assign a seat for;

The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith

Seatverb

be able to seat;

The theater seats 2,000

Seatverb

place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position;

there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy

Seatverb

put a seat on a chair

Seatverb

provide with seats;

seat a concert hall