What does seat mean?

Definitions for seat

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word seat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. seat, place(noun)

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

    "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place"

  2. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass(noun)

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

    "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

  3. seat(noun)

    furniture that is designed for sitting on

    "there were not enough seats for all the guests"

  4. seat(noun)

    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"

  5. seat(noun)

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

  6. seat(noun)

    the location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based

    "the brain is said to be the seat of reason"

  7. seat(noun)

    the legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body

    "he was elected to a seat in the Senate"

  8. seat(noun)

    a part of a machine that supports or guides another part

  9. seat(verb)

    the cloth covering for the buttocks

    "the seat of his pants was worn through"

  10. seat, sit, sit down(verb)

    show to a seat; assign a seat for

    "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

  11. seat(verb)

    be able to seat

    "The theater seats 2,000"

  12. induct, invest, seat(verb)

    place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

    "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"

  13. seat(verb)

    put a seat on a chair

  14. seat(verb)

    provide with seats

    "seat a concert hall"

  15. seat(verb)

    place or attach firmly in or on a base

    "seat the camera on the tripod"

  16. seat(verb)

    place in or on a seat

    "the mother seated the toddler on the high chair"


  1. seat(Noun)

    A place in which to sit.

    There are two hundred seats in this classroom.

  2. seat(Noun)

    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.

  3. seat(Noun)

    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.

  4. seat(Noun)

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

  5. seat(Noun)

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

    The seat of these trousers is almost worn through.

  6. seat(Noun)

    A membership in an organization, particularly a representative body.

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

  7. seat(Noun)

    The location of a governing body.

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

  8. seat(Noun)

    an electoral district, especially for a national legislature.

  9. seat(Noun)

    The starting point of a fire.

  10. seat(Verb)

    : To put an object into a place where it will rest.

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

  11. seat(Verb)

    : To provide places to sit.

  12. Origin: from sæti, compare set

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seat(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

  2. Seat(noun)

    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

  3. Seat(noun)

    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

  4. Seat(noun)

    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

  5. Seat(noun)

    posture, or way of sitting, on horseback

  6. Seat(noun)

    a part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat

  7. Seat(verb)

    to place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self

  8. Seat(verb)

    to cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle

  9. Seat(verb)

    to assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church

  10. Seat(verb)

    to fix; to set firm

  11. Seat(verb)

    to settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country

  12. Seat(verb)

    to put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair

  13. Seat(verb)

    to rest; to lie down

  14. Origin: [OE. sete, Icel. saeti; akin to Sw. ste, Dan. saede, MHG. sze, AS. set, setl, and E. sit. 154. See Sit, and cf. Settle, n.]


  1. SEAT

    SEAT, S.A. is a Spanish automobile manufacturer with its head office in Martorell, Spain. It was founded on May 9, 1950, by the Instituto Nacional de Industria, a state-owned industrial holding company. It is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Volkswagen Group, as a member of the now-defunct Audi Brand Group, together with Audi and Lamborghini, and marketed as a car maker with a youthful sporty profile. Within the Volkswagen Group and under the Audi Brand Group, the SEAT brand itself has been developed as a group with subsidiary companies and 'SEAT, S.A.' as the parent company. The headquarters of SEAT, S.A. are located at SEAT's industrial complex in Martorell near Barcelona, Spain. By 2000 annual production peaked at over 500,000 units; in total up to 2006, over 16 million cars have been produced including more than 6 million from the Martorell plant, with three-quarters of the annual production being exported to over seventy countries worldwide. The name SEAT previously stood for the acronym Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seat

    sēt, n. that on which one sits: a chair, bench, &c.: the place or room where one sits, as in church, at a theatre, &c.: site: a place where anything is settled or established: post of authority: station: abode: a mansion: that part of the body or of a garment on which one sits: posture or situation on horseback: a right to sit: membership: sitting-room: a sitting: a sitting of eggs.—v.t. to place on a seat: to cause to sit down: to place in any situation, site, &c.: to establish: to fix: to assign a seat to: to furnish with seats: to fit accurately: to repair by making a seat new.—v.i. to lie down.—ns. Seat′-back, a loose ornamental covering for the back of a sofa or chair; Seat′-earth, in coal-mining, the bed of clay by which many coal-seams are underlain.—p.adj. Seat′ed, fixed, confirmed, located.—ns. Seat′-fas′tener, in a wagon, the screw-clamp for securing the seat to the body; Seat′ing, the act of furnishing with seats: haircloth: in shipbuilding, that part of the floor which rests on the keel; Seat′-lock, the lock of a reversible seat in railroad cars; Seat′-rail, a cross-piece between the legs, below the seat, of a chair, &c.; Seat′-worm, a pin-worm.—Seat of the soul, the sensorium.—Take a seat, to sit down. [A.S. sǽt, an ambush—sittan, to seat; or more prob. Ice. sæti, a seat—sat, pa.t. of sitja, to sit.]

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  1. SEAT

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1681

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1821

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seat' in Nouns Frequency: #406

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seat' in Verbs Frequency: #1043

Anagrams for seat »

  1. AEST, east, East, eats, ESTA, etas, sate, saté, seta, tase, teas

How to pronounce seat ?

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How to say seat in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seat in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of seat in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Pinsent:

    No seat is ever really safe.

  2. Ayesha Siddiqa:

    The military has taken a front seat.

  3. Albert Riley:

    There was no one in the driver's seat.

  4. Michael Kerrhad:

    Noooooooo, i don’t want to take a seat ….

  5. James Coombes:

    About three shots rang out and I laid back on the seat.

Images & Illustrations of seat

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