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Meaning & Definition of Seat in English

English

Seat

/sit/

noun

1. A space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

  • "He booked their seats in advance"
  • "He sat in someone else's place"
    synonym:
  • seat
  • ,
  • place

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

  • "He deserves a good kick in the butt"
  • "Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
    synonym:
  • buttocks
  • ,
  • nates
  • ,
  • arse
  • ,
  • butt
  • ,
  • backside
  • ,
  • bum
  • ,
  • buns
  • ,
  • can
  • ,
  • fundament
  • ,
  • hindquarters
  • ,
  • hind end
  • ,
  • keister
  • ,
  • posterior
  • ,
  • prat
  • ,
  • rear
  • ,
  • rear end
  • ,
  • rump
  • ,
  • stern
  • ,
  • seat
  • ,
  • tail
  • ,
  • tail end
  • ,
  • tooshie
  • ,
  • tush
  • ,
  • bottom
  • ,
  • behind
  • ,
  • derriere
  • ,
  • fanny
  • ,
  • ass

3. Furniture that is designed for sitting on

  • "There were not enough seats for all the guests"
    synonym:
  • seat

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"
    synonym:
  • seat

5. A center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

    synonym:
  • seat

6. The location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based

  • "The brain is said to be the seat of reason"
    synonym:
  • seat

7. The legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body

  • "He was elected to a seat in the senate"
    synonym:
  • seat

8. A part of a machine that supports or guides another part

    synonym:
  • seat

9. The cloth covering for the buttocks

  • "The seat of his pants was worn through"
    synonym:
  • seat

verb

1. Show to a seat

  • Assign a seat for
  • "The host seated me next to mrs. smith"
    synonym:
  • seat
  • ,
  • sit
  • ,
  • sit down

2. Be able to seat

  • "The theater seats 2,000"
    synonym:
  • seat

3. Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

  • "There was a ceremony to induct the president of the academy"
    synonym:
  • induct
  • ,
  • invest
  • ,
  • seat

4. Put a seat on a chair

    synonym:
  • seat

5. Provide with seats

  • "Seat a concert hall"
    synonym:
  • seat

6. Place or attach firmly in or on a base

  • "Seat the camera on the tripod"
    synonym:
  • seat

7. Place in or on a seat

  • "The mother seated the toddler on the high chair"
    synonym:
  • seat

Examples of using

Is this seat being saved for anybody?
Why don't you have a seat?
Is this seat reserved?