seat has definitions from the fields of clothing,government
[ noun ] a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)




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

Used in print

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

( Music often sounds best to me when I can dress informally and sit in something more comfortable than a theatre seat . )

Yet you feel the orchestra is near at_hand , and the individual instruments have the same firm presence associated with listening from a good seat in an acoustically perfect hall .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

a train rushes straight at the audience , or a great wave threatens to break over the seats .

Each scene is shot straight through , as had been the universal custom , from a camera fixed in a single position , but in the outdoor scenes , especially in the capture and destruction of the outlaws , Porter 's camera position breaks , necessarily , with the camera position standard until then , which had been , roughly , that of a spectator in a center orchestra seat at a play .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

The doors of the D train slid shut , and as I dropped into a seat and , exhaling , looked up across the aisle , the whole aviary in my head burst into song .

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space perch airplane dramaturgy

[ verb ] show to a seat; assign a seat for


sit_down sit


: "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

Used in print

(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)

From this side he could see farther into the legation 's third story window , but he saw no faces ; the room 's occupants were still seated or they had been called into the hallway by an alarmed police_captain .

(Samuel Elkin, "The Ball Player," Nugget, 6: 5...)

Phil_Rossoff , seated next to Deegan , got_up and moved to the other end of the bench .

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situate put reseat sit seating sit

[ noun ] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on


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

Used in print

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

The child should then bring both legs together overhead , point the toes and tighten the seat muscles .

He then pushes his seat into the air and the teacher guides it over .

When the child raises his seat into the air , the teacher takes_hold under both sides of the pelvis ; then no_matter_what_happens , the child 's performance will be controlled .

By lifting the seat upwards a_little , the weight is taken_off the neck and the back is kept rounded .

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body_part torso

[ verb ] be able to seat


"The theater seats 2,000"

Used in print

(Rocky Mountain News, [Denver, Colorado]...)

Lee_Jackson and Ken_Smith , both of Houston , and Alfred_Neumann of Beaumont seated guests .

Robert_Lovelace and Cedric_Burgher_Jr. seated guests .

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accommodate contain

[ verb ] place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position


induct invest


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

Used in print

(The Providence Journal,...)

Neither was seated on the jury .

He was not seated on the jury .

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install inductee

[ noun ] 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"

Used in print

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

Katie scrambled to her feet , Stevie agilely retaining his seat .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

The bodies must be cleaned and seats wiped_off '' .

[ noun ] furniture that is designed for sitting on


"there were not enough seats for all the guests"

Used in print

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

They cannot stop to grasp and embrace and sit in the back seat of cars along a dark country lane .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

He would settle himself into his seat to laugh .

[ noun ] (government) a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

Used in print

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

I was careful to keep my feet , the seat of the least worthy spirits , from pointing at anyone 's head , where the worthiest spirits reside .

[ verb ] put a seat on a chair

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supply reseat cabinetwork

[ verb ] provide with seats, as of a concert hall, for example

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supply reseat architecture

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 22648
[ noun ] (clothing) the cloth covering for the buttocks


"the seat of his pants was worn through"

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cloth_covering trousers skirt