A house that sits on a hill.
Dishes were sitting on a shelf.
Her expensive skis sat gathering dust.
Official duties sat heavily upon the governor.
The jacket sits perfectly on you.
The idea didn't sit well with any of us.
Sit yourself over there.
She sits her horse well.
A theater that sits 1,000 people.
A house sitting up on the hill.
A coat that sits loosely.
Cares sit lightly upon him.
To sit oneself down.
After a long day of walking, it was good just to sit and relax.
I asked him to sit.
The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries.
In what city is the circuit court sitting for this session.
Your new coat sits well.
How will this new contract sit with the workers?
I don't think it will sit well.
The violence in these video games sits awkwardly with their stated aim of educating children.
The dining room table sits eight comfortably.
I need to find someone to sit my kids on Friday evening for four hours.
I'm sitting for a painter this evening.
An example of to sit is to place ones self in a chair.
An example of to sit is for a house to rest upon a hill.
- To fail to act.
- To be in a very favorable position.
- To be patient and await the next move.
- To relax.
- To remain passive.
- To lower oneself to a sitting position; take a seat.
- To settle down for or as for a siege.
- To attend a meeting, etc. without actively participating.To sit in on a professor's class.
- To take over someone's role or duties temporarily.
- To serve as a member of (a jury, committee, etc.).
- To confer on or investigate.
- To suppress, repress, or squelch.
- To hold (something) back from being considered or acted on.
- 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 or other activity).
- To rise to a sitting position.
- To sit erect.
- To sit solely on the haunches, as with the forelegs upright or the front paws held up in front of the chest.
- To put off going to bed.
- To become suddenly alert.
- To be agreeable to.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of sit
- Middle English sitten from Old English sittan sed- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition