seat /ˈsɪt/ 名詞
1. The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like.
And Jesus . . . overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves. --Matt. xxi. 12.
2. The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a station; a post; a situation.
Where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is. --Rev. ii. 13.
He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat committeth himself to prison. --Bacon.
A seat of plenty, content, and tranquillity. --Macaulay.
3. That part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the seat of a chair or saddle; the seat of a pair of pantaloons.
4. A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate place of sitting; as, a seat in a church; a seat for the season in the opera house.
5. Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
She had so good a seat and hand she might be trusted with any mount. --G. Eliot.
6. Mach. A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat.
Seat worm Zool., the pinworm.
Seat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seated; p. pr. & vb. n. Seating.]
1. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self.
The guests were no sooner seated but they entered into a warm debate. --Arbuthnot.
2. To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
Thus high . . . is King Richard seated. --Shak.
They had seated themselves in New Guiana. --Sir W. Raleigh.
3. To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church.
4. To fix; to set firm.
From their foundations, loosening to and fro,
They plucked the seated hills. --Milton.
5. To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country. [Obs.]
6. To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair.
Seat, v. i. To rest; to lie down. [Obs.]
n 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" [syn: 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?" [syn: buttocks, nates,
arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament,
hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat,
rear, rear end, rump, stern, tail, tail end,
tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny,
3: furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not
enough seats for all the guests"
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"
5: a center of authority (as a city from which authority is
6: the cloth covering for the buttocks; "the seat of his pants
was worn through"
v 1: show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next
to Mrs. Smith" [syn: sit, sit down]
2: be able to seat; "The theater seats 2,000"
3: place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position;
"there was a ceremony to induct the president of the
Academy" [syn: induct, invest]
4: put a seat on a chair
5: provide with seats; "seat a concert hall"