What does sitting mean?

Definitions for sitting
ˈsɪt ɪŋsit·ting

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sitting, posingnoun

    (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)

    "he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"

  2. sittingnoun

    the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position

    "he read the mystery at one sitting"

  3. seance, sitting, sessionnoun

    a meeting of spiritualists

    "the seance was held in the medium's parlor"

  4. sittingadjective

    a session as of a legislature or court

  5. seated, sittingadjective

    (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks

    "the seated Madonna"; "the audience remained seated"

  6. sittingadjective

    not moving and therefore easy to attack

    "a sitting target"

Wiktionary

  1. sittingnoun

    a period during which one is seated for a specific purpose

  2. sittingnoun

    a legislative session

  3. sittingnoun

    the act (of a bird) of incubating eggs; the clutch of eggs under a brooding bird

  4. sittingadjective

    executed from a sitting position

  5. sittingadjective

    occupying a specific official or legal position; incumbent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sitting

    of Sit

  2. Sittingadjective

    being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits

  3. Sittingnoun

    the state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat

  4. Sittingnoun

    a seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings

  5. Sittingnoun

    the act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc

  6. Sittingnoun

    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

  7. Sittingnoun

    the time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc

  8. Sittingnoun

    a brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls

Freebase

  1. Sitting

    Sitting is a rest position supported by the buttocks or thighs where the torso is more or less upright.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sitting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1424

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sitting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #707

How to pronounce sitting?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sitting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sitting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sitting in a Sentence

  1. Lindsay Lohan:

    One time I was sick with a bug, I had been vomiting all day, but no way was I going to miss a show, i was sitting there beforehand seeing spots in front of my eyes. I had a plan: if I felt sick on stage I was going to faint, play dead, pretend it was part of the script. Didn't happen fortunately.

  2. Vladimir Putin:

    This poor girl is sitting here, our Butina, she faces 15 years in prison, for what ?

  3. Eric Nierenberg:

    The vast majority of institutional investors would rather be sitting around and having a discussion about structured credit tranches instead of going to splashy parties, what we are trying to do is very sober.

  4. Judge Andrew Napolitano:

    There are judges sitting in an emergent capacity for applications like this.

  5. Chris Crane:

    It should be frightening to every American that a sitting member of Congress would threaten the safety of any person and their family, and incite the public to take acts of violence against them, let alone the lives of those whose job it is to protect us and keep us safe.

Images & Illustrations of sitting

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