What does SIT mean?

Definitions for SIT

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sit, sit down(verb)

    be seated

  2. sit, sit around(verb)

    be around, often idly or without specific purpose

    "The object sat in the corner"; "We sat around chatting for another hour"

  3. sit down, sit(verb)

    take a seat

  4. sit(verb)

    be in session

    "When does the court of law sit?"

  5. model, pose, sit, posture(verb)

    assume a posture as for artistic purposes

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

  6. ride, sit(verb)

    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"

  7. sit(verb)

    be located or situated somewhere

    "The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue"

  8. baby-sit, sit(verb)

    work or act as a baby-sitter

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

  9. seat, sit, sit down(verb)

    show to a seat; assign a seat for

    "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

  10. sit(verb)

    serve in a specific professional capacity

    "the priest sat for confession"; "she sat on the jury"


  1. sit(Noun)

    an event (usually one full day or more) where the primary goal is to sit in meditation.

  2. sit(Verb)

    To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and the legs (especially the upper legs) are supported by some object.

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

  3. sit(Verb)

    To move oneself into such a position.

    I asked him to sit.

  4. sit(Verb)

    To occupy a given position permanently.

    The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries.

  5. sit(Verb)

    To be a member of a deliberative body.

    I currently sit on a standards committee.

  6. sit(Verb)

    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.

  7. sit(Verb)

    To be accepted or acceptable; to work.

  8. sit(Verb)

    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.

  9. sit(Verb)

    To accommodate in seats; to seat.

    The dining room table sits eight comfortably.

  10. sit(Verb)

    shortened form of babysit.

    I'm going to sit for them on Thursday.

  11. sit(Verb)

    To babysit

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

  12. sit(Verb)

    (Of an examination or test) To take.

  13. Origin: sittan, from sitjanan, from *, from sed-. Cognate with German sitzen, Dutch zitten, Swedish sitta; and with Irish suigh, Latin sedeo, Russian сидеть.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sit

    obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth

  2. Sit(verb)

    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

  3. Sit(verb)

    to perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc

  4. Sit(verb)

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

  5. Sit(verb)

    to lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him

  6. Sit(verb)

    to be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill

  7. Sit(verb)

    to suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; -- used impersonally

  8. Sit(verb)

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

  9. Sit(verb)

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

  10. Sit(verb)

    to occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress

  11. Sit(verb)

    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

  12. Sit(verb)

    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

  13. Sit(verb)

    to sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well

  14. Sit(verb)

    to cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; -- used reflexively

  15. Sit(verb)

    to suit (well / ill); to become

  16. Origin: [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan, Russ. sidiete, L. sedere, Gr. 'e`zesqai, Skr. sad. 154. Cf. Assess,Assize, Cathedral, Chair, Dissident, Excise, Insidious, Possess, Reside, Sanhedrim, Sance, Seat, n., Sedate, 4th Sell, Siege, Session, Set, v. t., Sizar, Size, Subsidy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sit

    sit, v.i. to rest on the haunches: to perch, as birds: to rest: to remain, abide: to brood: to occupy a seat, esp. officially: to be officially engaged: to blow from a certain direction, as the wind: to be worn, to fit, to be becoming: to take an attitude of readiness, or for any special purpose: to hold a deliberative session.—v.t. to keep a seat, or good seat, upon: to seat, place on a seat:—pr.p. sit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. sat.—n. a subsidence of the roof of a coal-mine: (slang) a situation.—adj. Sit′-fast, fixed, stationary.—n. a callosity of the skin under the saddle, often leading to ulcer.—ns. Sit′ter; Sit′ting, state of resting on a seat: a seat, a special seat allotted to a seat-holder, at church, &c.; also the right to hold such: the part of the year in which judicial business is transacted: the act or time of resting in a posture for a painter to take a likeness: an official meeting to transact business: uninterrupted application to anything for a time: the time during which one continues at anything: a resting on eggs for hatching, the number hatched at one time; Sit′ting-room, the parlour or most commonly used room in many houses.—Sit down, to take a seat: to pause, rest: to begin a siege; Sit loose, or loosely, to be careless or indifferent; Sit on, or upon, to hold an official inquiry regarding: (slang) to repress, check; Sit out, to sit, or to sit apart, during: to await the close of; Sit under, to be in the habit of hearing the preaching of; Sit up, to raise the body from a recumbent to a sitting position: to keep watch during the night (with). [A.S. sittan; Ger. sitzen, L. sedēre.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sit

    In a military sense, to take a stationary position; as, to sit before a fortification, to lie encamped for the purpose of besieging it.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SIT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1535

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SIT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #440

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SIT' in Verbs Frequency: #69

Anagrams for SIT »

  1. STI

  2. IST

  3. 'tis, TIS

  4. its, it's

  5. Its

  6. tis

How to pronounce SIT?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say SIT in sign language?

  1. sit


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SIT in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SIT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of SIT in a Sentence

  1. Ben Stern:

    Shut up! Sit Down!

  2. Philip Tierno:

    People sit there nude.

  3. Virgil:

    Nunc scio quit sit amor.

  4. Bernadette Moss:

    I just sit here all day long.

  5. Robert Mueller:

    They're doing it as we sit here.

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