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.
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.
The squire's country seat.
A rider with a good seat.
The usher seated me in the back row.
We can seat 300 in the auditorium.
Seat an ammunition clip in an automatic rifle.
The O-rings had not seated correctly in their grooves.
A seat on the stock exchange.
The seat of government, a seat of learning.
A hall that seats 500
- A place in which to sit.There are two hundred seats in this classroom.
- He sat on the arm of the chair rather than the seat, which always annoyed his mother.The seat of a saddle.
- A piece of furniture made for sitting; e.g. a chair, stool or bench; any improvised place for sitting.She pulled the seat from under the table to allow him to sit down.
- The part of an object or individual (usually the buttocks) directly involved in sitting.Instead of saying "sit down", she said "place your seat on this chair".
- The part of a piece of clothing (usually pants or trousers) covering the buttocks.The seat of these trousers is almost worn through.
- (engineering) A part or surface on which another part or surface rests.The seat of the valve had become corroded.
- (figuratively) A membership in an organization, particularly a representative body.Our neighbor has a seat at the stock exchange and in congress.
- The location of a governing body.Washington D.C. is the seat of the U.S. government.
- (certain Commonwealth countries) An electoral district, especially for a national legislature.
- The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated or resides; a site.
Be sure to seat the gasket properly before attaching the cover.
This classroom seats two hundred students.
The waiter seated us and asked what we would like to drink.
To seat a church.
To seat a country.
To seat a chair.
- 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.
- To assume a seated position; sit down.
- Relying on one's intuition and experience rather than on instruments or a predetermined plan.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of seat
- Middle English sete probably from Old Norse sæti sed- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition