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

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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. Ted Cruz:

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Valentyna Yefimova:

    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.

  4. Marion Nestle:

    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.

  5. Crabber Brian Kesby:

    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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    a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
    • A. cazique
    • B. scalawag
    • C. impounding
    • D. volubility

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