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sitting (root: sit)


81 in 79 verses (in OT : 44 in 42 verses) (in NT : 37 in 37 verses)


     Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact business; a session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench, or of a commission.  [1913 Webster]
    "The sitting closed in great agitation."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "For the understanding of any one of St. Paul's Epistles I read it all through at one sitting."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.  [1913 Webster]
    "The male bird . . . amuses her [the female] with his songs during the whole time of her sitting."  [1913 Webster]
Sitting room, an apartment where the members of a family usually sit, as distinguished from a drawing-room, parlor, chamber, or kitchen.


sitting, n. & adj.
1 a continuous period of being seated, esp. engaged in an activity (finished the book in one sitting).
2 a time during which an assembly is engaged in business.
3 a session in which a meal is served (dinner will be served in two sittings).
4 Brit. Law = TERM 5c.
5 a clutch of eggs.
1 having sat down.
2 (of an animal or bird) not running or flying.
3 (of a hen) engaged in hatching.

sitting duck (or target) colloq. a vulnerable person or thing. sitting pretty see PRETTY. sitting-room
1 a room in a house for relaxed sitting in.
2 space enough to accommodate seated persons. sitting tenant a tenant already in occupation of premises.



assemblee, assembly, assignation, at home, audience, ball, bargaining, bargaining session, bigness, brawl, brooding, caucus, colloquium, commission, committee, conclave, concourse, confab, confabulation, conference, confrontation, congregation, congress, consultation, conventicle, convention, convocation, council, council fire, council of war, covering, dance, date, diet, discussion, eisteddfod, exchange of views, eyeball-to-eyeball encounter, festivity, fete, forgathering, forum, gathering, gestation, get-together, gravidity, gravidness, greatness, heaviness, high-level talk, housewarming, huddle, in a huddle, in conclave, in conference, in consultation, in council, in session, incubation, interchange of views, interview, levee, mediumism, meet, meeting, necromancy, negotiations, news conference, palaver, panel, parley, party, plenum, pourparler, powwow, pregnancy, press conference, prom, quorum, rally, reception, rendezvous, seance, session, shindig, sit-in, soiree, spirit, spiritism, spiritualism, summit, summit conference, summitry, symposium, synod, the family way, turnout




N preparation, providing, provision, providence, anticipation, precaution, preconcertation, predisposition, forecast, rehearsal, note of preparation, arrangement, clearance, adjustment, tuning, equipment, outfit, accouterment, armament, array, ripening, maturation, evolution, elaboration, concoction, digestion, gestation, batching, incubation, sitting, groundwork, first stone, cradle, stepping-stone, foundation, scaffold, scaffolding, echafaudage, training, inurement, novitiate, cooking, cookery, brewing, culinary art, tilling, plowing sowing, semination, cultivation, preparedness, readiness, ripeness, mellowness, maturity, un impromptu fait a loisir, preparer, trainer, pioneer, trailblazer, avant-courrier, avant-coureur, voortrekker, sappers and miners, pavior, navvy, packer, stevedore, warming pan, preparing, in preparation, in course of preparation, in agitation, in embryo, in hand, in train, afoot, afloat, on foot, on the stocks, on the anvil, under consideration, brewing, batching, forthcoming, brooding, in store for, in reserve, precautionary, provident, preparative, preparatory, provisional, inchoate, under revision, preliminary, prepared, in readiness, ready, ready to one's band, ready made, ready cut and dried: made to one's hand, handy, on the table, in gear, in working order, in working gear, snug, in practice, ripe, mature, mellow, pukka, practiced, labored, elaborate, highly-wrought, smelling of the lamp, worked up, in full feather, in best bib and tucker, in harness, at harness, in the saddle, in arms, in battle array, in war paint, up in arms, armed at all points, armed to the teeth, armed cap a pie, sword in hand, booted and spurred, in utrumque paratus, semper paratus, on the alert, at one's post, in preparation, in anticipation of, against, for, abroach, a bove majori discit arare minor, looking before and after, si vis pacem para bellum.


N council, committee, subcommittee, comitia, court, chamber, cabinet, board, bench, staff, senate, senatus, parliament, chamber of deputies, directory, reichsrath, rigsdag, cortes, storthing, witenagemote, junta, divan, musnud, sanhedrim, classis, Amphictyonic council, duma, house of representatives, legislative assembly, legislative council, riksdag, volksraad, witan, caput, consistory, chapter, syndicate, court of appeal, board of control, board of works, vestry, county council, local board, audience chamber, council chamber, state chamber, cabinet council, privy council, cockpit, convocation, synod, congress, convention, diet, states-general, assembly, caucus, conclave, clique, conventicle, meeting, sitting, seance, conference, convention, exhibition, session, palaver, pourparler, durbar, house, quorum, council fire, powwow, primary, meeting, assemblage, member, senator, member of parliament, M, P, councilor, representative of the people, assemblyman, congressman, councilman, councilwoman, alderman, freeholder, senatorial, curule, congressional, parliamentary, legislative, law-making, regulatory, deliberative.

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