Seat - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |siːt|  American pronunciation of the word seat
Brit.  |siːt|  British pronunciation of the word seat
- a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane) (syn: place)
- the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on (syn: arse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, butt, buttocks, can, fanny, fundament, hindquarters, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rump, stern, tail, tush)
- furniture that is designed for sitting on
- any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit)
- a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
- the location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based
- the legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body
- a part of a machine that supports or guides another part
- the cloth covering for the buttocks
- show to a seat; assign a seat for (syn: sit, sit down)
- be able to seat
- place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position (syn: induct, invest)
- put a seat on a chair
- provide with seats
- place or attach firmly in or on a base
- place in or on a seat


There were seats for six people at the table.

He used the box as a seat.

He couldn't find his seat in the concert hall.

The city recently built a new 1,000-seat theater.

She booked a seat on the next flight to Rome.

The stool's seat is broken.

The chairs have woven seats.

The Democrats gained two more seats in the last election.

She won a Senate seat.

I could seat you here if you wish.

The plans call for a stadium seating 30,000 people.

A gentleman, seated near Worcester, and very curious in gardening.

I was in the back seat and Jo was driving.

People were shifting in their seats, looking uncomfortable.

He requested a window seat for the flight.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: seat
he/she/it: seats
present participle: seating
past tense: seated
past participle: seated
singular: seat
plural: seats
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