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.
adj : (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the
body supported on the buttocks; "the seated Madonna";
"the audience remained seated" [syn: sitting] [ant: standing]