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) Speak out, and call things by their right names; don’t Sit there, winking and blinking, and talking to me in hints, as if you warn’t the very first that thought about the robbery.
2) Article 31 of the statute sets out a procedure whereby ad hoc judges Sit on contentious cases before the Court
3) She invited him to Sit in a small meeting area with her, and he handed her a thick envelope with the initial results of their investigation in it, and she asked him to sum it up so she didn’t have to read it while he waited.
4) If it seems odd to allow Greek mythology and West Country hay-trussers to Sit cheek by jowl in his work, this is partly because Hardy wants to show those reviewers who complained about the low social poSitionsof his characters that these provincial men and women are quite as capable of tragedy as heroes and princes.
5) About all we can do is to Sit tight and wait for whatever may come.’ 16 Tarzan of the Apes Chapter 2 The Savage Home Nor did they have long to wait, for the next morning as Clayton was emerging on deck for his accustomed walk before breakfast, a shot rang out, and then another, and another.
6) 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.
7) 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.
8) She brought him into the drawing-room, made him Sit down and brought out the decanter and the silver biscuit-barrel.
9) All that could be done was, to Sit down at that end of the counter which seemed to promise the quickest succession; one gentleman only was standing there, and it is probable that Elinor was not without hope of exciting his politeness to a quicker despatch.
10) After one of their cheerful days of fishing and gardening, the two Henrys and Rebecca Sit together contentedly and philos­ ophize about the poor.
11) But Joe said it didn’t matter and made her Sit down by the fire.
12) “I wanted to see you,” he said quietly, and pulled up a stool to Sit beside her.
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) Oliver often wandered here; and, thinking of the wretched grave in which his mother lay, would sometimes Sit him down and sob unseen; but, when he raised his eyes to the deep sky overhead, he would cease to think of her as lying in the ground, and would weep for her, sadly, but without pain.
15) Here and there, the children could see traces of the enormous home they had loved: fragments of their grand piano, an elegant bottle in which Mr. Baudelaire kept brandy, the scorched cushion of the windowseat where their mother liked to Sit and read
16) 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.
17) Emmanuel stood from his chair and motioned for me to Sit in it.
18) Still, in his heart, he recollected that her ladyship was after all only one of them furriners”; what wonder that she was immoral like the rest of them? ‘Don’t Sit up, honest Jellyband,scontinued Marguerite kindly, nor you either, Mistress Sally.
19) If you need to create a disciplined, formal process for assessing opportunities, Sit down at your computer or with a pen and paper and create an Assessment Worksheet.
20) When he saw Oliver, he pushed the book away from him, and told him to come near the table, and Sit down.
21) Just Sit there and get squeezed half to death.
22) If he thought his officers were celibate, he should Sit down and have a long talk with Lieutenant Harmony.
23) It's amazing how different it can appear when you let it Sit overnight.
24) “You thought maybe I d Sit in Tahoe waiting to hear how you were?”
25) Still, in his heart, he recollected that her ladyship was after all only one of them furriners”; what wonder that she was immoral like the rest of them? ‘Don’t Sit up, honest Jellyband,scontinued Marguerite kindly, nor you either, Mistress Sally.
26) After nearly two hours of walking, the path suddenly grew wider, and they decided to Sit down together to rest.
27) Come Sit down and eat
28) I selected the meal that looked as if it had the most calories and took my tray over to Sit by Potter.
29) Gabriel had known her when she was a child and used to Sit on the lowest step nursing a rag doll.
30) Go Sit down and relax for a minute,” Emmanuel said.