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Definition of "seat" []

  • Something, such as a chair or bench, that may be sat on. (noun)
  • A place in which one may sit. (noun)
  • The right to occupy such a place or a ticket indicating this right: got seats for the concert. (noun)
  • The part on which one rests in sitting: a bicycle seat. (noun)
  • The buttocks. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seat" in a sentence
  • "Things looked very tempting, and he had half a mind to petition for a seat at the table; but he began to think that, even should he succeed in his request, a _seat_ would be all he could gain; for the old lady attacked the eatables very much in the style of a school-boy just come home for the holidays."
  • "Then came “the seat of war” in Afghanistan, which covered all that remained of the wall, and the other day, when the clerks of the Intelligence Department came to fix up our newest “seat of war, ” it was discovered that we had on hand so many “seats of war” that there was no room on the wall for more."
  • "A garden-seat, with a canopy of vines to shade it, may not be any more comfortable, _as a seat_, than any wooden bench, but the touch of beauty and grace imparted by the vine that roofs it makes it far more enjoyable than an expensive seat without the vine would be to the person who has a taste for pleasing and attractive things, simply because it pleases the eye by its outlines, thus appealing to the sense of the beautiful."