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Definition of sit:

  1. obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.
  2. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
  3. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; - used reflexively.
  4. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
  5. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.
  6. To hold a session; to be in session for official business; - said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit to- night.
  7. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; - with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
  8. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.
  9. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.
  10. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
  11. To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the trunk of the body; - said of human beings, and sometimes of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on the ground.
  12. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.
  13. To suit ( well ill); to become.
  14. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; - used impersonally.
  15. To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture or a bust; as, to sit to a painter.


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