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Sit is sometimes a misspelling of sight.

The word sit is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sit

What does sit mean as a name of something?


  1. [rare, Buddhism] an event (usually one full day or more) where the primary goal is to 'sit' in meditation.

Definition of the verb sit

What does sit mean as a doing word?

Sit is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. be seated
  2. be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of sit: sit around
    • more generic word: be = occupy a certain position or area
  3. take a seat
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb]The dog floppedVerbs of Assuming a Position: bend, bow, crouch, flop, hang, hunch, kneel, lean, lie, lie down, perch, plop, rise, sit down, slouch, slump, sprawl, squat, stand, stand up, stoop, straddle
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]The dog flopped in the corner
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]Cheryl stood the books thereVerbs of Putting: dangle, hang, lean, perch, rest, stand, suspend
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Cheryl stood the books on the shelf
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination, locative adverb]The books lean there
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The books lean against the shelf
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of sit: sit down
    • more generic term: change posture = undergo a change in bodily posture
  4. be in session
    • example: When does the court of law sit?
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: convene = meet formally
  5. assume a posture as for artistic purposes
  6. sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
  7. be located or situated somewhere
    • example: The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = occupy a certain position or area
  8. work or act as a baby-sitter
    • example: I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of sit: baby-sit / babysit
    • more generic word: guard = to keep watch over
  9. show to a seat; assign a seat for
  10. serve in a specific professional capacity
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: serve = do duty or hold offices

Alternative definition of the verb sit


  1. [intransitive, of a person] To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and the legs (especially the upper legs) are supported by some object.
  2. [intransitive, of a person] To move oneself into such a position.
  3. [intransitive, of an object] To occupy a given position permanently.
  4. [government] To be a member of a deliberative body.
    • [legal, government] Of a legislative or, especially, a judicial body such as a court, to be in session.
    • [intransitive, of an agreement or arrangement] To be accepted.
    • [transitive] To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to.
    • [transitive] To accommodate in seats; to seat.
    • [intransitive] shortened form of babysit.
    • [transitive, US] To babysit


    1. Sit is an uninhabited Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea located between Žut and Pašman. Its area is 1.77 km².
    2. Sit a.k.a. Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport is a state owned, public use airport located west of the central business district of Sitka, a city and borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

    There are other places with in their name, like SIT Graduate Institute.


    SIT a.k.a. SalFox IT Solutions is a software development company based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It mainly provides software development and web development services to its clients. As an add-on service, it also provides IT Consultancy and Service Management.


    1. "Sit" a.k.a. "{sit ...}" is a musical album of David M. Boyd.
      • released in (10 years ago)
    2. "Sit" is a composition, cataloged instance.
    3. "Sit" is a musical album of Timmy the Dog.
      • released in (14 years ago)


    "SIT" is a 2010 short animation film written and directed by Kim Nguyen.


    1. Sit a.k.a. Slovenian tolar: The tolar was the currency of Slovenia from 8 October 1991 until the introduction of the euro on 1 January 2007. It was subdivided into 100 stotinov. The ISO 4217 currency code for the Slovenian tolar was SIT. From October 1991 until June 1992, the acronym SLT was in use.
      • also known as 斯洛維尼亞托拉爾
      • official website:
    2. Sit a.k.a. hedgehog acyltransferase is a gene.
      • also known as melanoma antigen recognized by T cells 2; skinny hedgehog, Drosophila, homolog of
    3. Sit is a protein.
      • also known as SHP2 interacting transmembrane adaptor
    4. SIT a.k.a. Southern Iowa Trolley: This region is very sparsely populated and is 25 percent elderly. All services are open to the general public.
    5. Sit a.k.a. signaling threshold regulating transmembrane adaptor 1 is a gene.
      • also known as suppression inducing transmembrane adaptor 1, SHP2-interacting transmembrane adaptor protein, SHP2 interacting transmembrane adaptor

    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sit

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    Google previewInternational Conference on Oriental Thinking and Fuzzy Logic (2016)

    Celebration of the 50th Anniversary in the era of Complex Systems and Big Data by Bing-Yuan Cao, Pei-Zhuang Wang, Zeng-Liang Liu, Yu-Bin Zhong

    Semantics Definition 7 (Situation) Let Uo, Uc, Uy be the nonempty sets of individuals of object, characteristic and measure. Let R = Uo X Uc XUV. Situation sit is a nonempty set where ...

    Google previewPower Electronics (2010)

    by S Sivanagaraju

    SIT is a solid state version of the triode vacuum tube. This is used for high...

    Google previewIntroductory Medical Imaging (2009)

    by A. A. Bharatah

    The vacuum tube in which the anode and cathode sit is a thick-walled glass tube,containing a slightly thinner region ...

    Google previewStructural Information Theory (2012)

    The Simplicity of Visual Form by Emanuel L. J. Leeuwenberg, Peter A. van der Helm

    Basically, SIT is a theory about structures irrespective of Whether these structures are perceptual. Historically, however, SIT has been developed within the domain of visual perception research. A fundamental phenomenon in this domain is ...

    Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

    by V.S. Matyushenkov

    sit 1. esp. Br. also sit an exam /Am. take an exam, Aus. sit for one's exam/ take (a written examination for): ...

    Google previewRaupo Pocket Dictionary Of Modern Maori (2009)

    by P M Ryan

    Enoho– Sit Verb alone (with longer verbs): Waiata – Sing Verb with passive ending: Nohoia – Sit ( used when there is a subject oftheverb, even when not expressed); Nohoia (te ...

    Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

    by Random House

    -it, bit, bitt, Brit, chit, fit, flit, grit, hit, it, kit, knit, lit, mitt, nit, pit, Pitt, quit, sit, skit, slit, smit, snit, spit, split, sprit, tit, twit, whit, wit, writ, zit; acquit, admit, armpit, base hit, befit, bowsprit, bush tit, close- knit, cockpit, commit, cool it, culprit, dimwit, emit, gaslit ...

    Google previewDictionary of the Language of the Micmac Indians (1888)

    Who Reside in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton and Newfoundland by Silas Tertius Rand

    To sit down, ëbaase. To be sitting down, ëbe ...

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    Usage statistics about sit

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    Usage statistics for the verb sit:

    spoken English59.29%written English40.71% conversational speech72.24%task-oriented speech27.76% imaginative writing86.48%informational writing13.52%

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb sit:


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    Small photo of As it is good to me with you. Portrait of a beautiful brunette girl sitting on the bed with a man. They sit right in front of the camera smiling and look happySmall photo of As it is good to me with you. Portrait of a beautiful brunette girl sitting on the bed with a man. They sit right in front of the camera smiling and look happySmall photo of BERGAMA, TURKEY - JULY 10, 2013 : Tourists sit amongst the ruins of the Roman theatre at the ancient site of Pergamum (Pergamon) which sits above the modern town of Bergama in Turkey.Small photo of wall sit exerciseSmall photo of sit squat downSmall photo of As it is good to me with you. Portrait of a beautiful brunette girl sitting on the bed with a man. They sit right in front of the camera smiling and look happy More...

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    Quotes about Sit

    I had something called the back of the chair test. Where I sit, we don't sit like you and I do. I can see a sliver right behind them and they come out and they sit like this like god students and they don't touch the back of the chair. (James Lipton)
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    Scrabble value of S1I1T1

    The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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