seat

seat
[[t]si͟ːt[/t]]
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seats, seating, seated
1) N-COUNT A seat is an object that you can sit on, for example a chair.

Stephen returned to his seat...

Ann could remember sitting in the back seat of their car.

2) N-COUNT The seat of a chair is the part that you sit on.

The stool had a torn, red plastic seat.

3) VERB If you seat yourself somewhere, you sit down. [WRITTEN]

[V-ed] He waved towards a chair, and seated himself at the desk...a portrait of one of his favourite models seated on an elegant sofa. [Also V pron-refl]

4) VERB A building or vehicle that seats a particular number of people has enough seats for that number.

[V amount] The Theatre seats 570.

5) N-SING: usu the N of n The seat of a piece of clothing is the part that covers your bottom.

Then he got up, brushed off the seat of his jeans, and headed slowly down the slope.

6) N-COUNT When someone is elected to a parliament, congress, or senate, you can say that they, or their party, have won a seat.

Independent candidates won the majority of seats on the local council.

...a Maryland Republican who lost his seat.

7) N-COUNT If someone has a seat on the board of a company or on a committee, they are a member of it.

He has been unsuccessful in his attempt to win a seat on the board of the company.

8) N-COUNT: with supp The seat of an organization, a wealthy family, or an activity is its base.

Gunfire broke out early this morning around the seat of government in Lagos.

...Weston Park, family seat of the Earl of Bradford.

9) See also , hot seat
10) PHRASE: V inflects If you take a back seat, you allow other people to have all the power and to make all the decisions.

You need to take a back seat and think about both past and future...

This is a country where women usually take a back seat.

11) PHRASE: V and N inflect If you take a seat, you sit down. [FORMAL]

`Take a seat,' he said in a bored tone...

Rachel smiled at him as they took their seats on opposite sides of the table.

Syn:
12) bums on seatssee bum
in the driving seatsee driving
by the seat of your pantssee pants

English dictionary. 2008.

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