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See also sít, síť, šít, and shit

English

Etymology

Old English sittan, from Proto-Germanic *sitjan, from *set-, from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (sit). Cognate with German sitzen, Dutch zitten, Swedish sitta; and with Irish suigh, Russian сидеть.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to sit

Third person singular
sits

Simple past
sat or sate[1]

Past participle
sat or rarely sitten

Present participle
sitting

to sit (third-person singular simple present sits, present participle sitting, simple past sat or sate[1], past participle sat or rarely sitten)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and the legs (especially the upper legs) are supported by some object.
    After a long day of walking, it was good just to sit and relax.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To move oneself into such a position.
    I asked him to sit.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To occupy a given position permanently.
    The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries.
  4. To be a member of a deliberative body.
    I currently sit on a standards committee.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be accepted.
    How will this new contract sit with the workers?
    I don’t think it will sit well.
  6. (law, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of a legislative or, especially, a judicial body such as a court, to be in session.
    In what city is the circuit court sitting for this session.

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Noun

Singular
sit

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) an event (usually one full day or more) where the primary goal is to sit in meditation.

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  • Notes:
  1. ^ Entry about past simple sate in Webster's dictionary

Croatian

Adjective

sit

  1. sated, full

Czech

Noun

sit m.

  1. reed

Latin

Verb

sit

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of sum.

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