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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Kidera and Payumo wanted the restaurant to embody the spirit of the food truck so there’s a focus on counter service, and all seating is outside. Justin Phillips,, "Quick guide to Señor Sisig’s new SF restaurant, opening today on Valencia," 7 Nov. 2019 First class seating generally isn't an option on other 50-seat planes, Guerin said, and the goal of the CRJ-550 is to create a seamless, top-notch experience. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "A United flight from Indianapolis to Chicago just got a lot cushier with new plane," 1 Nov. 2019 Free seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in Sections 115-117. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "What to know about the Churchill Downs Fall Meet," 25 Oct. 2019 All seating is general admission, with Gates 4, 8 and 10 opening at 12:15 p.m. Limited parking can be pre-purchased for $10 through Ticketmaster, with lots opening at 10:15 a.m. All proceeds go to Denver Broncos Charities. The Denver Post, "What to know if you plan on attending Saturday’s training camp practice at Broncos Stadium," 26 July 2019 Verizon rolled out millimeter-wave 5G to 13 NFL stadiums, but the network isn't good enough to cover all of the seating areas in any one of those stadiums. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Verizon plans 5G Home Internet in every city where it deploys mobile 5G," 13 Sep. 2019 An adjacent library seating area has an entertainment center and, also innovative for its time, built-in storage for records and a slide-out shelf for the stereo-radio set. oregonlive, "Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale leads a $5 singalong fundraiser at Oregon’s only Frank Lloyd Wright house," 12 Sep. 2019 Starbucks: The coffee chain made their stance clear on open carry back in 2013, requesting customers to not bring weapons into its stores or outdoor seating areas. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "These stores, restaurants are asking customers not to openly carry guns," 11 Sep. 2019 According to village documents, the 5,000-square-foot restaurant would have dual drive-thru lanes, drive-thru land canopies, a 50-stall parking lot and an outdoor seating area, situated on a 1.35-acre lot. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chick-fil-A just needs village board approval to build a restaurant in Menomonee Falls," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of seating

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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20 Nov 2019

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The first known use of seating was in 1761

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English Language Learners Definition of seating

: seats or places to sit
: a scheduled time when people are allowed into a performance, a meal, etc.

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