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.
The squire's country 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.
A rider with a good seat.
There are comfortable seats in the waiting room.
The seat of a chair; a bicycle seat.
Found a seat on the floor.
Got seats for the concert.
The heart is the seat of the emotions.
The county 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 ushers will seat the members of the bride's family.
The O-rings had not seated correctly in their grooves.
A seat on the stock exchange.
The seat of government, a seat of learning.
To buy two seats to the opera.
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
Other Word Forms
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