(noun, verb)


1. (rare, Buddhism) an event (usually one full day or more) where the primary goal is to sit in meditation.


1. be seated

Definition categories: contact

2. be around, often idly or without specific purpose

Definition categories: stative, be

3. take a seat

Definition categories: motion

4. be in session

- When does the court of law sit?

Definition categories: motion, convene

5. assume a posture as for artistic purposes

Similar word(s): model, pose, posture

Definition categories: perception, display, exhibit, expose

6. sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

Similar word(s): ride

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

7. be located or situated somewhere

- The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue

Definition categories: stative, be

8. work or act as a baby-sitter

- I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do

Similar word(s): babysit

Definition categories: social, guard

9. show to a seat; assign a seat for

Similar word(s): seat

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

10. serve in a specific professional capacity

Definition categories: competition, serve

Sentences with sit as a verb:

- After a long day of walking, it was good just to sit and relax.

- I asked him to sit.

- I currently sit on a standards committee.

- 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.

- Sit him in front of the TV and he might watch for hours.

- The dining room table sits eight comfortably.

- I'm going to sit for them on Thursday.

- I need to find someone to sit my kids on Friday evening for four hours.

- I'm sitting for a painter this evening.