Sitting

Sit"ting

, n. 1. The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.
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2. A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.
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3. The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.
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4. The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact business; a session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench, or of a commission.
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The sitting closed in great agitation.
Macaulay.
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5. The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc.
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For the understanding of any one of St. Paul's Epistles I read it all through at one sitting.
Locke.
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6. A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.
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The male bird . . . amuses her [the female] with his songs during the whole time of her sitting.
Addison.
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Sitting room, an apartment where the members of a family usually sit, as distinguished from a drawing-room, parlor, chamber, or kitchen.
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Sit"u*ate

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Sit"u*a`ted

(?), } a. [LL. situatus, from situare to place, fr. L. situs situation, site. See Site.] 1. Having a site, situation, or location; being in a relative position; permanently fixed; placed; located; as, a town situated, or situate, on a hill or on the seashore.
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2. Placed; residing.
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Pleasure situate in hill and dale.
Milton.
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Situate is now less used than situated, but both are well authorized.
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