sitting

24 ENTRIES FOUND:

1sitting

noun

: 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

1
a :  the act of one that sits
b :  a single occasion of continuous sitting (as for a portrait or meal)
2
a :  a brooding over eggs for hatching
b :  setting 6
3
:  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

2sitting

adjective

: currently holding an office

: used in or for sitting

: easily hit

Full Definition of SITTING

1
:  that is setting <a sitting hen>
2
:  occupying a judicial, legislative, or executive seat :  being in office
3
:  easily hit or played <a sitting target>
4
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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: sitting duck
Previous Word in the Dictionary: sittine
All Words Near: sitting

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up sitting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).