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sitting

noun sit·ting \ ˈsi-tiŋ \

Definition of sitting

1 a :the act of one that sits
b :a single occasion of continuous sitting (as for a portrait or meal)
2 a :a brooding over eggs for hatching
b :setting 6
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.

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First Known Use of sitting

13th century


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sitting

adjective

Definition of sitting

1 :that is setting
  • a sitting hen
2 :occupying a judicial, legislative, or executive seat :being in office
3 :easily hit or played
  • a sitting target
4 a :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

Recent Examples of sitting from the Web

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First Known Use of sitting

15th century



SITTING Defined for English Language Learners

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


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 :a period during which someone poses for a portrait or photograph
2 :session 2
  • a sitting of the legislature
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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