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Definition of "sit" []

  • To rest with the torso vertical and the body supported on the buttocks. (verb-intransitive)
  • To rest with the hindquarters lowered onto a supporting surface. Used of animals. (verb-intransitive)
  • To perch. Used of birds. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cover eggs for hatching; brood. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be situated or located: a house that sits on a hill. (verb-intransitive)

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 "sit" in a sentence
  • "In another summer I shall not sit so high, nor, indeed, _sit_ anywhere, but take instead the easiest and laziest of all positions."
  • "Upon that same plain, Ludwig Halberger and his people are accustomed to see others than wild horses -- some with men upon their backs, who sit them as firmly as riders in the ring; that is, when they do _sit_ them, which is not always."
  • "The tendency to "sit" is a sex-distinction of the hen: the tendency to strut is a sex-distinction of the cock."