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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
sit (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to rest on the buttocks or haunches - sit in a chair often used with down
b) - perch roost
2.
to occupy a place as a member of an official body - sit in Congress
3.
to hold a session be in session for official business
4.
to cover eggs for hatching - brood
5.
a) to take a position for having one's portrait painted or for being photographed
b) to serve as a model
6.
archaic to have one's dwelling place - dwell
7.
a) to lie or hang relative to a wearer - the collar sits awkwardly
b) to affect one with or as if with weight - the food sat heavily on his stomach
8.
- lie rest a kettle sitting on the stove
9.
a) to have a location - the house sits well back from the road
b) of wind to blow from a certain direction
10.
to remain inactive or quiescent - the car sits in the garage
11.
to take an examination
12.
- babysit
13.
transitive verb
to please or agree with one - used with with and an adverb the decision did not sit well with me
1.
to cause to be seated place on or in a seat - often used with down
2.
to sit on (eggs)
3.
to keep one's seat on - sit a horse
4.
to provide seats or seating room for
sit (noun)
1.
the manner in which a garment fits
2.
an act or period of sitting
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
sit (verb)
1.
to rest on the buttocks or haunches
SYNONIMS:
set
RELATED WORDS:
perch; lounge, slouch, sprawl, squat, straddle
NEAR ANTONYMS:
arise, get up, rise, stand
sit (verb)
2.
to cause to sit down
SYNONIMS:
set down, sit
RELATED WORDS:
ensconce, settle; lay, lie, rest; place, put; recline, repose
sit (verb)
3.
to cover and warm eggs as the young inside develop
SYNONIMS:
brood, hatch, incubate, sit
RELATED WORDS:
lay, spawn
sit (verb)
4.
to occupy a place or location
SYNONIMS:
be, bear, lie, sit
RELATED WORDS:
command, overlook; hang around, remain, rest, stay, stick around, tarry; await, wait; post, station; dwell, reside
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