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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As the choir seating is the most intimate place to sit, and closest to the bride and groom, it is reserved for members of the couple's families. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Aren't Sitting in the Front Row at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 The collection also features new colorways for the cushion covers on the Delaktig seating options. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "Tom Dixon's New Bedroom Line for Ikea Is Seriously Chic—And Smart," 25 Feb. 2019 From February 15 through February 26, get 15 percent off all Knoll products and select seating and dining. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "The Best Presidents’ Day 2019 Sales," 14 Feb. 2019 Cushions are scattered on soft seating and plain white and wooden tables have been replaced with attractive mosaic ones. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Tells the Women of the Hubb Community Kitchen She's So "Happy" to Be Pregnant," 21 Nov. 2018 The 2,000-square-foot coffee bar features café and patio seating and a production space and roastery behind glass. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Coffee Shops in Atlanta," 22 Aug. 2018 Souris’ Saloon has outdoor seating and a strong customer base from Towson neighborhoods, and does not suffer fewer patrons in the summer as much as other restaurants when Towson University students leave, , Harden said. Libby Solomon,, "'Neighborhood Night' begins tonight offering specials to those who live or work in Towson," 11 July 2018 Attendees can purchase Make-A-Wish preferred seating and Omega Events will donate $25 per ticket sold. Richard Chang,, "Summer Concert Series revs up again in Newport Beach with Chaka Khan, LeAnn Rimes, Peter Cetera," 5 July 2018 Guests should bring seating and can bring food and beverages or buy them at the festival. Carole Goldberg,, "Write Stuff: CT Authors Trail Begins, Beatriz Williams' Release Party And Books With Immigrant Theme," 4 July 2018

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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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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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