sit-down

adjective
\ˈsit-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of sit-down 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: served to seated diners a sit-down dinner also : of, relating to, or serving sit-down meals a sit-down restaurant

sit-down

noun
\ˈsit-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of sit-down (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a cessation of work by employees while maintaining continuous occupation of their place of employment as a protest and means toward forcing compliance with demands

2 : a mass obstruction of an activity by sitting down to demonstrate a grievance or to get the activity modified or halted

3 : a meeting held especially to discuss and resolve problems or conflicts

First Known Use of sit-down

Adjective

1834, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sit-down

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sit-down

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: done or used while sitting down

: served to people who are sitting down at a table

: serving sit-down meals

sit-down

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sit-down (Entry 2 of 2)

: a strike or protest in which a group of people sit down to block a road, entrance, etc., and refuse to leave until they are given what they demand

: a meeting held to talk about a problem or disagreement

: a short rest while sitting down

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