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. The Boulder Police Department:

    A Boulder police officer observed a man sitting in a partially enclosed patio area directly behind a' Private Property' sign and initiated contact with the man to determine if he was allowed to be on the property.

  2. Nicola Harris:

    I didn't feel right staying and sitting by a pool knowing that two minutes' walk away that many people had died, it just felt wrong. I shouldn't be there enjoying my sunbathing when so many people have had such a horrific thing happen to them today.

  3. Kevin Demoff:

    I think all of these guys are wiped, when you get to this point, the gas tank is empty and you’re sitting there holding a trophy. I think that’s daunting to some degree when you wake up this morning and realize you’ve got to go do it all over again, and you do n’t have the energy. So I think the talk is actually natural.

  4. Andrew Frankel:

    At least for now people are sitting on their hands trying to get an understanding for further direction, i see conviction when you see big volume on a move. I think it's still up for debate.

  5. Nadia Tugwell:

    It decided to come to the front toward me, so I said, ‘OK, you stay here. I’ll get out,’ it started sitting for a while on the steering wheel: (as if ) saying: ‘let’s go for a drive,’ and that’s when I started taking photos.

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