seat·​ing ˈsē-tiŋ How to pronounce seating (audio)
: material for covering or upholstering seats
: a seat on or in which something rests
a valve seating
: 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 Inside the stunning duplex, the sleek kitchen features a large center island equipped with marble countertops and a seating area on one side. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 23 Sep. 2023 Bobby created a main seating area with a plush bouclé sofa, velvet poufs, leather-and-wood slingback chairs, and a plush geometric-print chair. Ella Field, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Sep. 2023 He’s got a deck with an overgrown garden and, next to it, a light-box-like room that functions as his kitchen, studio, library and seating area. Suleman Anaya Fabian Martinez, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2023 The concept of golf has very literally been integrated into the design of T-Squared, with golf bags hung up as wall decor and golf bags strung through velvet ropes that circle a seating area. Curbed, 20 Sep. 2023 Aircraft have gotten larger and with denser, cramped seating to accommodate more travelers. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 16 Sep. 2023 The sprawling home also has a plush home theater with a starry-night-sky ceiling and seating for six. James McClain, Robb Report, 14 Sep. 2023 Pickle Pop gave Robertson a vast canvas to show off her eye for interior design: The cavernous space has three pickleball courts in a custom dark red, a seating area filled with space-age furniture sourced from the Rose Bowl Flea Market, and sumptuous baby-blue velvet curtains cloaking the walls. Carly Olson, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2023 The year-old, 32,500-seat stadium includes very few shaded seating areas. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of seating was in 1761

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Cite this Entry

“Seating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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