1) obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.

v. t.

1) To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the trunk of the body; -- said of human beings, and sometimes of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on the ground.

2) To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.

3) To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.

4) To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.

5) To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.

6) To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; -- used impersonally.

7) To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.

8) To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.

9) To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.

10) To hold a session; to be in session for official business; -- said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit to-night.

11) To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture or a bust; as, to sit to a painter.

12) To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.

13) To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; -- used reflexively.

14) To suit (well / ill); to become.

Example Sentences for


1) Paulo Coelho F Prologue W e used to Sit until late at night in a café in Lourdes.
2) Then she wet her lips and without turning around spoke to her husband in a soft, coarse voice: ‘Get some chairs, why don’t you, so somebody can Sit down.’ ‘Oh, sure,sagreed Wilson hurriedly and went toward the little office, mingling immediately with the cement color of the walls.
3) “Eliza Sit back down.”
4) Colonel, I do not know what you and I shall do without the Miss Dashwoods;’—was Mrs Jennings’s address to him when he first called on her, after their leaving her was settled—‘for they are quite resolved upon going home from the Palmers;—and how forlorn we shall be, when I come back!—Lord! we shall Sit and gape at one another as dull as two cats.’
5) Gabriel had known her when she was a child and used to Sit on the lowest step nursing a rag doll.
6) These are a pair of thick folds of mucous membrane that protect and Sit slightly superior to the more delicate true folds
7) And it’ll fetch things when you throw them, and it’ll Sit up and beg for its dinner, and all sorts of things—I can’t remember half of them—and it belongs to a farmer, you know, and he says it’s so useful, it’s worth a hundred pounds!
8) On some tours I become overtired, and despite the tremendous effort it takes for me to Sit up in bed, I ll do just that in my sleep, and then I ll begin speaking as if I m addressing an audience.
9) Putting the latter on her head and the former on the table, the old woman, after telling Oliver that she had come to Sit up with him, drew her chair close to the fire and went off into a series of short naps, chequered at frequent intervals with sundry tumblings forward, and divers moans and chokings.
10) Carolyn Simpson - Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales ; Member of the first all-female bench to Sit in an Australian court
11) Come on there, try and Sit still a minute and answer my question.
12) Her time was running out but she continued to Sit by the window, leaning her head against the window curtain, inhaling the odour of dusty cretonne.
13) I hated the loud children that got on there and went 7 straight to the back as if Rosa Parks didn‟t fight for the right to Sit up front, and I hated the smell.
14) Girl no, Sit down.”
15) I don’t see any wine,sshe remarked. ‘There isn’t any,ssaid the March Hare. ‘Then it wasn’t very civil of you to offer it,ssaid Alice angrily. ‘It wasn’t very civil of you to Sit down without being invited,ssaid the March Hare. ‘I didn’t know it was your table,ssaid Alice; it’s laid for a great many more than three.’ 56 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ‘Your hair wants cutting,ssaid the Hatter.
16) At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them, called out, Sit down, all of you, and listen to me!
17) I was forever putting myself in danger because I couldn't bear to just Sit around and be the kid in the corner.
18) But ‘no, she would go down; she could bear it very well, and the bustle about her would be less.sElinor, pleased to have her governed for a moment by such a motive, though believing it hardly possible that she could Sit out the dinner, said no more; and adjusting her dress for her as well as she could, while Marianne still remained on the bed, was ready to assist her into the dining room as soon as they were summoned to it.
19) The tram was full and she had to Sit on the little stool at the end of the car, facing all the people, with her toes barely touching the floor.
20) And the elders Sit back and count the money you all bring them
21) But the one good thing about being a leper was that no matter how crowded a place, I could always find a seat, since nobody wanted to Sit next to me.
22) The men will look out for me—we have a preconcerted signal, and we will all be safely aboard, whilst Chauvelin and his men solemnly Sit and watch the creek which is just oppoSite the Chat Gris.‘‘“ ‘The other side of Gris Nez?
23) He didn‟t just Sit in his office all day pushing out orders.
24) She had to Sit on the bed to don the trousers, and they were difficult to zip up
25) It suggested no other surprise than that Elinor and Marianne should Sit so composedly by, without claiming a share in what was passing. ‘John is in such spirits today!ssaid she, on his taking Miss Steeles’s pocket handkerchief, and throwing it out of window—‘He is full of monkey tricks.’
26) Soyashit It was all just a big experiment See whether we could goad the Taurans into ground Awright blew the whistle two minutes early, as expected, but Rogers and I and the other two stringers got to Sit for a minute while the epoxy and floor teams finished covering our stringer.
27) Felix is an updated urban version of Adam Bede, the sort of man whom one would not wish to Sit oppoSite on any but the briefest of train journeys.
28) So they went up to the Mock Turtle, who looked at them with large eyes full of tears, but said nothing. ‘This here young lady,ssaid the Gryphon, she wants for to know your history, she do.’ ‘I ll tell it her,ssaid the Mock Turtle in a deep, hollow tone: Sit down, both of you, and don’t speak a word till I ve finished.’
29) As soon as the jury had a little recovered from the shock of being upset, and their slates and pencils had been found and handed back to them, they set to work very diligently to write out a history of the accident, all except the Lizard, who seemed too much overcome to do anything but Sit with its mouth open, gazing up into the roof of the court. ‘What do you know about this business?sthe King said to Alice. ‘Nothing,ssaid Alice. ‘Nothing whatever?spersisted the King. ‘Nothing whatever,ssaid Alice. ‘That’s very important,sthe King said, turning to the jury.
30) Let’s Sit down for a while until it does.