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Definition 1: serve in a specific professional capacity - [verb of competition]

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

  • the priest sat for confession
  • she sat on the jury

(sit is a kind of ...) do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function

"He served as head of the department for three years" "She served in Congress for two terms"

Definition 2: be seated - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for sit in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of sit ) sit or recline comfortably

"He was lounging on the sofa"

(... is a kind of sit ) sit or lie with one's limbs spread out

(... is a kind of sit ) sit, as on a branch

"The birds perched high in the tree"

(... is a kind of sit ) sit on one's heels

"In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting" "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"

(sit has a similar meaning as ...) take a seat

(sit has a similar meaning as ...) show to a seat; assign a seat for

"The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

Definition 3: show to a seat; assign a seat for - [verb of contact]

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

  • The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith

Synonyms for sit in the sense of this definition

(sit 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 sit ) show to a different seat

"The usher insisted on reseating us"

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

Definition 4: take a seat - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for sit in the sense of this definition

(sit is a kind of ...) undergo a change in bodily posture

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

Definition 5: be in session - [verb of motion]

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

  • When does the court of law sit?

(sit is a kind of ...) meet formally

"The council convened last week"

Definition 6: sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions - [verb of motion]

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

  • She never sat a horse!
  • Did you ever ride a camel?
  • The girl liked to drive the young mare

Synonyms for sit in the sense of this definition

(sit is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of sit ) ride on horseback

(... is a kind of sit ) ride (a horse) too hard

(... is a kind of sit ) driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them

"Joe was riding herd during the day"

(... is a kind of sit ) ride better, faster, or further than

"The champion bicyclist outrode all his competitors"

(... is a kind of sit ) cause to move at full gallop

"Did you gallop the horse just now?"

(... is a kind of sit ) cause (a horse) to bound spring forward

(... is a kind of sit ) ride at a cantering pace

"He cantered the horse across the meadow"

(sit has a similar meaning as ...) sit on and control a vehicle

"He rides his bicycle to work every day" "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"

(sit belongs to category ...) travel by being carried on horseback

Definition 7: assume a posture as for artistic purposes - [verb of perception]

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

  • We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often

Synonyms for sit in the sense of this definition

(sit is a kind of ...) to show, make visible or apparent

"The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month" "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?" "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

(... is a kind of sit ) be rampant

"the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"

(sit belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

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

  • I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do

Synonyms for sit in the sense of this definition

(sit is a kind of ...) to keep watch over

"there would be men guarding the horses"

Definition 9: be around, often idly or without specific purpose - [verb of stative]

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

  • The object sat in the corner
  • We sat around chatting for another hour

Synonyms for sit in the sense of this definition

(sit is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

Definition 10: be located or situated somewhere - [verb of stative]

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

  • The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue

(sit is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

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