- 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.
- Simple past tense and past participle of sit.
- I sat in the middle of the park.
Variant of sit
intransitive verbsat, sitting
- 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 of sitMiddle 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
- to relax
- to remain passive
- to lower oneself to a sitting position; take a seat
- to settle down for or as for a siege
sit onor sit upon
- to serve as a member of (a jury, committee, etc.)
- to confer on or investigate
- Informal to suppress, repress, or squelch
- Informal to hold (something) back from being considered or acted on
sit on one's hands☆
- to fail to applaud
- to fail to do what is needed or expected
- to stay until the end of
- to stay longer than (another); outsit
- to remain seated during or take no part in (a dance, game, etc.)
- to rise to a sitting position
- to sit erect
- to sit solely on the haunches with the forelegs held up in front of the chest: said of animals
- to put off going to bed
- Informal to become suddenly alert
sit well with