Sit() obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.
Sit(v. t.) 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.
Sit(v. t.) To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.
Sit(v. t.) To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
Sit(v. t.) To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
Sit(v. t.) To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
Sit(v. t.) To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; -- used impersonally.
Sit(v. t.) To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
Sit(v. t.) To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.
Sit(v. t.) To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.
Sit(v. t.) 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 to-night.
Sit(v. t.) 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.
Sit(v. t.) To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.
Sit(v. t.) To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; -- used reflexively.
Sit(v. t.) To suit (well / ill); to become.
Sitting(a.) Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.
Sitting(n.) The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.
Sitting(n.) A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.
Sitting(n.) The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.
Sitting(n.) 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.
Sitting(n.) The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc.
Sitting(n.) A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.
Sitting(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sit

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