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Definition of "sitting" []

  • The act or position of one that sits. (noun)
  • A period during which one is seated and occupied with a single activity, such as posing for a portrait or reading a book. (noun)
  • A session, as of a legislature or court. (noun)
  • An act, condition, or period of brooding on eggs by a bird; incubation. (noun)
  • The number of eggs under a brooding bird; a clutch. (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 "sitting" in a sentence
  • "There's only one thing worse than sitting through THE SWARM..sitting through the extended cut of THE SWARM!"
  • "For example, in ˜Socrates is sitting,™ ˜sitting™ indicates Socrates 'position."
  • "He says he's fighting his sex sting guilty plea, and he says he's not going to spend the rest of his term sitting around, tapping his feet."