seat·​ing | \ ˈsē-tiŋ How to pronounce seating (audio) \

Definition of seating

1a : material for covering or upholstering seats
b : a seat on or in which something rests a valve seating
2 : the act of providing with seats

Examples of seating in a Sentence

There won't be enough seating for everyone. The auditorium has seating for 400. There is additional seating on the deck. The auditorium has a seating capacity of 400. There are two seatings for tea. We bought tickets for the 5:30 seating of the show. See More
Recent Examples on the Web The 1,000-square-foot shop will have no indoor seating. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 May 2022 The outside of Buckingham Palace is currently a hive of activity as a stage and seating are being constructed for a concert marking the Queen's 70 years on the throne. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 24 May 2022 But these tiers, which have the unfortunate distinction of sounding like airline seating assignments, have taken on heightened meaning as some 17,000 Googlers have either relocated during the pandemic or gone fully remote. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 23 May 2022 As of May 13, Boles said more than 90% of the track’s permanent seating is sold-out, including all of the track’s suites. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 23 May 2022 The hardest part of the job may be the thirty or forty minutes before an airplane takes off, when passengers are trying to stuff their carry-ons into overhead bins and change their seating arrangements. Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 Wayfair is offering right now includes up to 60 percent off living room seating, 50 percent off kitchen and dining furniture, 70 percent off wall art and 30 percent off GE appliances. Josie Howell |, al, 23 May 2022 The new multi-venue restaurant will feature seating that overlooks the bay, a beach area with a rooftop bar and live music. Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 22 May 2022 Beyond that is a lush side yard lined with bamboo and featuring many shades of green plantings as well as more seating and garden ornaments. Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of seating

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of seating was in 1761

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Last Updated

26 May 2022

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“Seating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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