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Definition 1: any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he dusted off the seat before sitting down

(seat is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is a kind of seat ) a (usually canopied) seat for riding on the back of a camel or elephant

(... is a kind of seat ) a folding seat in an automobile

(... is a kind of seat ) a seat behind the rider of a horse or motorbike etc.

(... is a kind of seat ) a seat on a commercial airliner

(... is a kind of seat ) a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage

(... is a kind of seat ) a folding outside seat in the back of some early cars

(... is a kind of seat ) a seat for the rider of a horse or other animal

(... is a kind of seat ) a chair seat that is slightly concave and sometimes has a thickened ridge in the center

"the saddle seat fitted his buttocks nicely"

(... is a kind of seat ) rower's seat that slides fore and aft

(... is a kind of seat ) any of the front seats in the House of Commons that are reserved for ministers or former ministers

(... is a kind of seat ) a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute

(... is a kind of seat ) a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)

(... is a kind of seat ) a seat that has a bell shape (on some 18th century chairs)

(... is a kind of seat ) a seat for the rider of a bicycle

(... is a kind of seat ) a seat consisting of a board and a rope; used while working aloft or over the side of a ship

(... is a kind of seat ) a low single seat as in cars or planes

(... is a kind of seat ) a seat in a car

(... is a kind of seat ) a particular seat in an orchestra

"he is second chair violin"

(... is a kind of seat ) seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car

(... is a kind of seat ) any of the seats in the House of Commons used by members who do not vote regularly with either the government or the Opposition

(... is a kind of seat ) any of the seats occupied by backbenchers in the House of Commons

(... is part of seat) furniture that is designed for sitting on

"there were not enough seats for all the guests"

Definition 2: furniture that is designed for sitting on - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there were not enough seats for all the guests

(seat is a kind of ...) furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

"they had too much furniture for the small apartment" "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

(... is a kind of seat ) a simple seat without a back or arms

(... is a kind of seat ) the hinged seat on a toilet

(... is a kind of seat ) thick cushion used as a seat

(... is a kind of seat ) a long seat for more than one person

(... is a kind of seat ) a seat for one person, with a support for the back

"he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"

(... is a kind of seat ) a special seat in a theater or grandstand box

(... is a kind of seat ) the driver's seat on a coach

"an armed guard sat in the box with the driver"

(... is a kind of seat ) (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom

(... is a kind of seat ) an upholstered seat for more than one person

(... is an instance of seat) the legendary seat at King Arthur's Round Table reserved for the knight who would find the Holy Grail; it was fatal for anyone else to sit in it

(seat is a part of ...) any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit)

"he dusted off the seat before sitting down"

(seat is a part of ...) covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furniture

(... is a member of seat) an area that includes places where several people can sit

"there is seating for 40 students in this classroom"

Definition 3: the cloth covering for the buttocks - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the seat of his pants was worn through

(seat is a kind of ...) a covering made of cloth

(... is part of seat) cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist

(... is part of seat) (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately

"he had a sharp crease in his trousers"

Definition 4: a part of a machine that supports or guides another part - [noun denoting artifact]

(seat is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

Definition 5: the legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was elected to a seat in the Senate

(seat is a kind of ...) a right based in law

Definition 6: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on - [noun denoting body]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he deserves a good kick in the butt
  • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Synonyms for seat in the sense of this definition

(seat is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is part of seat) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 7: a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised) - [noun denoting location]

(seat is a kind of ...) an area that is approximately central within some larger region

"it is in the center of town" "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle" "they were in the eye of the storm"

(... is a kind of seat ) a seat of government

(... is a kind of seat ) the town or city that is the seat of government for a county

(... is a kind of seat ) the town or city that is the seat of government for a shire

(... is a kind of seat ) the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located

Definition 8: a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he booked their seats in advance
  • he sat in someone else's place

Synonyms for seat in the sense of this definition

(seat is a kind of ...) an area reserved for some particular purpose

"the laboratory's floor space"

(... is a kind of seat ) an elevated place serving as a seat

(seat belongs to category ...) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

"the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

(seat belongs to category ...) the art of writing and producing plays

Definition 9: the location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based - [noun denoting location]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the brain is said to be the seat of reason

(seat is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

Definition 10: show to a seat; assign a seat for - [verb of contact]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith

Synonyms for seat in the sense of this definition

(seat is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of seat ) show to a different seat

"The usher insisted on reseating us"

(seat has a similar meaning as ...) be seated

Definition 11: place or attach firmly in or on a base - [verb of contact]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • seat the camera on the tripod

(seat is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Definition 12: place in or on a seat - [verb of contact]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mother seated the toddler on the high chair

(seat is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(seat causes ...) be seated

Definition 13: provide with seats - [verb of possession]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • seat a concert hall

(seat is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of seat ) provide with new seats

"reseat Carnegie Hall"

(seat belongs to category ...) the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect

Definition 14: put a seat on a chair - [verb of possession]

(seat is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of seat ) provide with a new seat

"reseat the old broken chair"

(seat belongs to category ...) the craft of making furniture (especially furniture of high quality)

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy

Synonyms for seat in the sense of this definition

(seat is a kind of ...) put into an office or a position

"the new president was installed immediately after the election"

Definition 16: be able to seat - [verb of stative]

Samples where seat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The theater seats 2,000

(seat is a kind of ...) have room for; hold without crowding

"This hotel can accommodate 250 guests" "The theater admits 300 people" "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"

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