- The definition of a seat is a reserved space, something used for sitting, the part of your body that you sit on, or an organizational position.
- An example of a seat is the chair reserved at a concert.
- An armchair is an example of a seat.
- Your buttocks are an example of your seat.
- A congressional position is an example of a political seat.
- Seat is to help someone sit down, or to accommodate.
- An example of seat is for an usher at a wedding to guide someone to their chair.
- A movie theatre accommodating 200 people is an example of to seat.
Empty seats at a theatre.
seat definition by Webster's New World
- the manner of sitting, as on horseback
- a place or space to sit, or the right to such a place, esp. as evidenced by a ticket: to buy two seats to the opera
- a thing to sit on; chair, bench, stool, etc.
- the buttocks
- the part of a garment covering the buttocks
- the part of a chair, bench, etc. that supports the buttocks
- the right to sit as a member; position of a member; membership: a seat on the stock exchange
- a part forming the base of something
- a part or surface on which another part rests or fits snugly
- the place where something is carried on, settled, established, etc.; center; location; site: the seat of government, a seat of learning
- a part of the body in which some power, function, quality, etc. is or is thought to be centered
- a home or residence; esp., a large house that is part of a country estate
Origin: Middle English sete ; from Old Norse sæti: for Indo-European base see sit
- to put or set in or on a seat
- to lead to a seat or help to settle into a seat
- to have seats for; accommodate with seats: a hall that seats 500
- to put a seat in or on; patch or renew the seat of; reseat
- to put, fix, or establish in a particular place, position of authority, etc.
seat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Something, such as a chair or bench, that may be sat on.
- a. A place in which one may sit.b. The right to occupy such a place or a ticket indicating this right: got seats for the concert.
- The part on which one rests in sitting: a bicycle seat.
- a. The buttocks.b. The part of a garment that covers the buttocks.
- a. A part serving as the base of something else.b. The surface or part on which another part sits or rests.
- a. The place where something is located or based: The heart is the seat of the emotions.b. A center of authority; a capital: the county seat. See Synonyms at center.
- A place of abode or residence, especially a large house that is part of an estate: the squire's country seat.
- Membership in an organization, such as a legislative body or stock exchange, that is obtained by appointment, election, or purchase.
- The manner of sitting on a horse: a fox hunter with a good seat.
- a. To place in or on a seat.b. To cause or assist to sit down: The ushers will seat the members of the bride's family.
- To provide with a particular seat: The usher seated me in the back row.
- To have or provide seats for: We can seat 300 in the auditorium.
- To install in a position of authority or eminence.
- To fix firmly in place: seat an ammunition clip in an automatic rifle.
Origin: Middle English sete, probably from Old Norse sǽti; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
seat - Business Definition
seat - Computer Definition
seat - Investment & Finance Definition
A membership on a stock or futures exchange that traders can buy and sell. The prices of seats are determined by market forces. The term seat derives its name from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where, in the early years of its existence, members sat in assigned seats during the roll call of stocks. However, that literal meaning became moot when continuous trading began in 1971. As of this printing, the record sale for a seat on the NYSE is $2.65 million in August 1999.
seat - Phrases/Idioms
by the seat of one's pantsor by the seat of the pants
by the seat of (one's) pants
- In a manner based on intuition and experience rather than method: He ran the business by the seat of his pants.
- Without the use of instruments: an inexperienced pilot who had to fly the aircraft by the seat of her pants.