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 The San Antonio trailer has become the anchor at the complex of food trucks and mobile retail shops at Broadway News, interlaced with shaded picnic seating and access to restrooms for a more civilized food truck experience. Mike Sutter,, "52 Weeks of Food Trucks: Carnitas Don Raúl on Broadway kicks off series with a Worth a Drive rating," 1 Jan. 2021 Operators are piloting a program at El Cerrito del Norte BART station, where five major bus operators come together, to coordinate schedules, share rider data and improve seating and safety, with a plan to replicate it at 65 other transit hubs. Mallory Moench,, "Bay Area transit can be a complex, costly ‘nightmare.’ The pandemic might help fix that," 1 Jan. 2021 The restaurant has patio seating and multiple heaters outside so customers can stay warm and socially distant at the same time. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Things to do in and around Colleyville on New Year’s Eve," 29 Dec. 2020 Businesses will still be open for outdoors seating and to-go orders. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Vaccine freezer, Christmas cheer, Iditarod trail switch: News from around our 50 states," 24 Dec. 2020 An electrostatic spraying system using a hospital grade sanitizer was purchased to disinfect all public spaces, seating and touch points throughout the terminal and other buildings at a cost of $5,000. Ron Wood, Arkansas Online, "XNA officials considering air cleaning systems," 18 Dec. 2020 That helps with interior space, especially with second and third row seating and the rear cargo area. Louis Mazzante, Popular Mechanics, "2021 Chevy Suburban Diesel—First Test Drive," 11 Dec. 2020 Restaurants will not be permitted to offer indoor service, but outdoor seating and takeout are still allowed. Caitlin Yilek, CBS News, "Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announces new COVID-19 restrictions," 10 Dec. 2020 SeaWorld Orlando retooled its retelling of the Christmas story, reducing seating and the number of performers, who are outfitted with face coverings. Dewayne Bevil,, "Theme parks keep (but tweak) holiday events as pandemic continues," 10 Dec. 2020

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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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14 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Seating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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