1. a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
- he booked their seats in advance
Similar word(s): place
2. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
Definition categories: body
3. furniture that is designed for sitting on
- there were not enough seats for all the guests
Definition categories: man–made, furniture
4. any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit)
- he dusted off the seat before sitting down
Definition categories: man–made, support
5. a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
6. the location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based
- the brain is said to be the seat of reason
Definition categories: location
7. the legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body
- he was elected to a seat in the Senate
Definition categories: attribute
8. a part of a machine that supports or guides another part
9. the cloth covering for the buttocks
- the seat of his pants was worn through
Definition categories: man–made
Sentences with seat as a noun:
- 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
- She pulled the seat from under the table to allow him to sit down.
- Instead of saying "sit down", she said "place your seat on this chair".
- The seat of these trousers is almost worn through.
- The seat of the valve had become corroded.
- Our neighbor has a seat at the stock exchange and in congress.
- Washington D.C. is the seat of the U.S. government.
1. show to a seat; assign a seat for
- The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith
Similar word(s): sit
2. be able to seat
- The theater seats 2,000
3. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
4. put a seat on a chair
5. provide with seats
- seat a concert hall
6. place or attach firmly in or on a base
- seat the camera on the tripod
7. place in or on a seat
- the mother seated the toddler on the high chair
Sentences with seat as a verb:
- 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.
- Please seat the audience after the anthem and then introduce the first speaker.
- Only half the delegates from the state were seated at the convention because the state held its primary too early.
- You have to be a member to be seated at the meeting. Guests are welcome to sit in the visitors section.
- to seat a church
- to seat a chair