(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: location, space

2. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Similar word(s): backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rump, stern, tail, tush

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)

Definition categories: location, center, centre, eye, heart, middle

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

Definition categories: man–made, part, portion

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

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

2. be able to seat

- The theater seats 2,000

Definition categories: stative, accommodate, admit, hold

3. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

Similar word(s): induct, invest

Definition categories: social, instal, install

4. put a seat on a chair

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

5. provide with seats

- seat a concert hall

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

6. place or attach firmly in or on a base

- seat the camera on the tripod

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

7. place in or on a seat

- the mother seated the toddler on the high chair

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

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