(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"
the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
"he read the mystery at one sitting"
seance, sitting, sessionnoun
a meeting of spiritualists
"the seance was held in the medium's parlor"
a session as of a legislature or court
(of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks
"the seated Madonna"; "the audience remained seated"
not moving and therefore easy to attack
"a sitting target"
a period during which one is seated for a specific purpose
a legislative session
the act (of a bird) of incubating eggs; the clutch of eggs under a brooding bird
executed from a sitting position
occupying a specific official or legal position; incumbent
being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits
the state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat
a seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings
the act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc
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
the time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc
a brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls
Sitting is a rest position supported by the buttocks or thighs where the torso is more or less upright.
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Rank popularity for the word 'sitting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1424
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Rank popularity for the word 'sitting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #707
The numerical value of sitting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of sitting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
I feel confident that I'm never going to have a plane with my name on it, how do you run a grassroots campaign? It's very time intensive. It's labor intensive. You don't do it sitting back in the easy chair. You don't do it from a TV studio in Manhattan.
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.
We were sitting inside when the shelling started … and then a shell landed on the corner of the house, but we were lucky as the blast threw the refrigerator onto us and it protected us from splinters.
What there’s no sign of -- and there hasn’t been for a while -- people who are involved in agriculture policy sitting down and thinking what kind of an agriculture policy we need in a situation where we’re dealing with climate change, if you’re doing rational agriculture policy, you want to have enough food to feed the people, farmers to be able to make a living, and an agriculture system that will promote public health and do the least possible harm to the environment.
I just pulled the crab pots and it was just sitting on top, then the other one I found was inside it. There were a lot of kids swimming around there ... people need to be careful.
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