- The SAT is defined as the Scholastic Assessment Test, now called the SAT Reasoning Test, which is a test that measures the reading, writing and math levels of high school juniors and seniors.
An example of the SAT is the test many students take to get into college.
- Sat is defined as to have sit down or have been seated.
An example of sat is to have seated oneself in a particular seat at the movies.
sat definition by Webster's New World
sat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
sat - Medical Definition
Variant of sit
- to rest the weight of the body upon the buttocks and the back of the thighs, as on a chair; be seated
- to rest on the haunches with the forelegs braced: said of quadrupeds
- to perch or roost: said of birds
- to cover and warm eggs for hatching; set; brood
- to occupy a seat in the capacity of judge, legislator, etc.
- to be in session, as a court or legislature
- to pose for one's portrait or as a model
- Chiefly Brit. to take an examination (for a degree, scholarship, etc.)
- to be or remain inactive
- to be located or have a place: a house sitting up on the hill
- to fit or hang on the wearer: a coat that sits loosely
- to rest or lie as specified: cares sit lightly upon him
- to care for a person or thing as for a short time: usually used in combination: housesit
- to have a certain direction; set: said of the wind
Origin: Middle English sitten ; from Old English sittan, akin to Old Norse sitja, German sitzen ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sed-, to sit from source Classical Latin sedere, Classical Greek hizein, Welsh seddu, to sit
- to place in a seat; cause to sit; seat: often used reflexively: to sit oneself down
- to keep one's seat on (a horse, etc.)
- to have seats or seating space for
- ☆ baby-sit
- the time spent in a seated position, esp. while waiting
- the way a coat, dress, etc. hangs when put on