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sitting

noun

Definition of sitting

  1. 1a :  the act of one that sitsb :  a single occasion of continuous sitting (as for a portrait or meal)

  2. 2a :  a brooding over eggs for hatchingb :  setting 6

  3. 3 :  session <a sitting of the legislature>

Examples of sitting in a sentence

  1. I got through the book in one sitting.

  2. He finished the portrait in one sitting.

  3. We'll eat at the second sitting.

  4. We have reservations for the 5:30 sitting.

13th Century

First Known Use of sitting

13th century


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sitting

adjective

Definition of sitting

  1. 1 :  that is setting <a sitting hen>

  2. 2 :  occupying a judicial, legislative, or executive seat :  being in office

  3. 3 :  easily hit or played <a sitting target>

  4. 4a :  used in or for sitting <a sitting position>b :  performed while sitting <a sitting shot>

Examples of sitting in a sentence

  1. a sitting member of Parliament

15th Century

First Known Use of sitting

15th century



SITTING Defined for English Language Learners

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sitting

noun

Definition of sitting for English Language Learners

  • : a period of time during which someone sits and does a particular activity

  • : a period of time when a person poses for a portrait or photograph

  • : a time when a meal is served to a number of people at the same time


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sitting

adjective

Definition of sitting for English Language Learners

  • : currently holding an office

  • : used in or for sitting

  • : easily hit


SITTING Defined for Kids

sitting

noun sit·ting \ˈsi-tiŋ\

Definition of sitting for Students

  1. 1 :  a period during which someone poses for a portrait or photograph

  2. 2 :  session 2 <a sitting of the legislature>

  3. 3 :  a time when a meal is served to a number of people <There will be two sittings for the dinner.>



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