1. a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane);
- Example: "he booked their seats in advance"
- Example: "he sat in someone else's place"
[syn: seat, place]
2. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;
- Example: "he deserves a good kick in the butt"
- Example: "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
[syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]
3. furniture that is designed for sitting on;
- Example: "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
4. any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit);
- Example: "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
5. a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised);
6. the location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based;
- Example: "the brain is said to be the seat of reason"
7. the legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body;
- Example: "he was elected to a seat in the Senate"
8. a part of a machine that supports or guides another part;
9. the cloth covering for the buttocks;
- Example: "the seat of his pants was worn through"
1. show to a seat; assign a seat for;
- Example: "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
[syn: seat, sit, sit down]
2. be able to seat;
- Example: "The theater seats 2,000"
3. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position;
- Example: "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
[syn: induct, invest, seat]
4. put a seat on a chair;
5. provide with seats;
- Example: "seat a concert hall"
6. place or attach firmly in or on a base;
- Example: "seat the camera on the tripod"
7. place in or on a seat;
- Example: "the mother seated the toddler on the high chair"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Seat \Seat\ (s[=e]t), n. [OE. sete, Icel. saeti; akin to Sw. s[aum]te, Dan. saede, MHG. s[=a]ze, AS. set, setl, and E. sit. [root]154. See Sit, and cf. Settle, n.] 1. The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like. [1913 Webster] And Jesus . . . overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves. --Matt. xxi. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a station; a post; a situation. [1913 Webster] Where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is. --Rev. ii. 13. [1913 Webster] He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat committeth himself to prison. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] A seat of plenty, content, and tranquillity. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. That part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the seat of a chair or saddle; the seat of a pair of pantaloons. [1913 Webster] 4. A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate place of sitting; as, a seat in a church; a seat for the season in the opera house. [1913 Webster] 5. Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback. [1913 Webster] She had so good a seat and hand she might be trusted with any mount. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mach.) A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat. [1913 Webster] Seat worm (Zool.), the pinworm. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Seat \Seat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seated; p. pr. & vb. n. Seating.] 1. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self. [1913 Webster] The guests were no sooner seated but they entered into a warm debate. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle. [1913 Webster] Thus high . . . is King Richard seated. --Shak. [1913 Webster] They had seated themselves in New Guiana. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 3. To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church. [1913 Webster] 4. To fix; to set firm. [1913 Webster] From their foundations, loosening to and fro, They plucked the seated hills. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country. [Obs.] --W. Stith. [1913 Webster] 6. To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Seat \Seat\, v. i. To rest; to lie down. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
241 Moby Thesaurus words for "seat": CP, Eames chair, GHQ, HQ, Hitchcock chair, TV chair, abiding place, abode, accommodate, address, angle, armchair, armless chair, arse, ass, back seat, backside, banquette, bar stool, barber chair, barrel chair, base, base of operations, basement, basis, basket chair, batwing chair, beam, bearing wall, bed, bed chair, bedding, bedrock, behind, bench, bicycle seat, bottom, boudoir chair, bow-back chair, bucket seat, build, build in, bum, butt, buttocks, camp chair, campaign chair, can, cantonment, capital, capital city, center of authority, central administration, central office, central station, chair, club chair, club lounge chair, comb-back chair, command post, company headquarters, confirm, contain, contour chair, county seat, county site, county town, cradle, crash pad, crib, cricket, cricket chair, curule chair, dais, deep-dye, define, derriere, dining chair, distance, domicile, domus, draft chair, duff, dwelling, dwelling place, easy chair, elbowchair, embed, engraft, engrave, ensconce, enthrone, entrench, establish, estate, etch, fan-back chair, fanny, fauteuil, fender stool, fix, floor, flooring, focal point, focus, folding chair, foldstool, fond, footing, form, found, foundation, fundament, fundamental, garden chair, general headquarters, ground, grounds, groundwork, habitation, hardpan, hassock, headquarters, heart, helm, high chair, hindquarters, hold, home, horse, hub, impact, implant, impress, imprint, incumbency, infix, ingrain, inscribe, install, instate, invest, jam, ladder-back chair, lay, lay the foundation, lodge, lodging, lodging place, lodgment, main office, mansion, membership, milking stool, nerve, nest, ottoman, overstuffed chair, pack, pad, park, pavement, perspective, pew, pitch, place, place to live, plant, platform rocker, pose, posit, position, post, posterior, principle, print, put, put in, put up, radical, rear end, residence, riprap, rock bottom, rocker, rocking chair, roof, root, rudiment, rump, saddle, seat of government, seat of power, seat of state, seating, sedan chair, set, set in, set up, settee, settle, shire town, sill, sit, site, sofa, solid ground, solid rock, stamp, stand, standing, station, status, step stool, stereobate, stereotype, stick, stool, stylobate, submit, substratum, substruction, substructure, swear in, swing, taboret, tail, terra firma, throne, tush, underbuilding, undercarriage, undergirding, underpinning, understruction, understructure, venue, vest, viewpoint, wedge, woolsack