: a period of time during which someone sits and does a particular activity

: a period of time when a person poses for a portrait or photograph

: a time when a meal is served to a number of people at the same time

Full Definition of SITTING

a :  the act of one that sits
b :  a single occasion of continuous sitting (as for a portrait or meal)
a :  a brooding over eggs for hatching
b :  setting 6
:  session <a sitting of the legislature>

Examples of SITTING

  1. I got through the book in one sitting.
  2. He finished the portrait in one sitting.
  3. We'll eat at the second sitting.
  4. We have reservations for the 5:30 sitting.

First Known Use of SITTING

13th century

Rhymes with SITTING



: currently holding an office

: used in or for sitting

: easily hit

Full Definition of SITTING

:  that is setting <a sitting hen>
:  occupying a judicial, legislative, or executive seat :  being in office
:  easily hit or played <a sitting target>
a :  used in or for sitting <a sitting position>
b :  performed while sitting <a sitting shot>

Examples of SITTING

  1. a sitting member of Parliament

First Known Use of SITTING

15th century
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