Sit Definition

Define what is Sit?

1. sit, sit down (verb)

be seated.

    Synonyms: sit down
    Antonyms: Lie (verb)

    be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position.


    lounge verb
    sit or recline comfortably.

    sprawl verb
    sit or lie with one's limbs spread out.

    perch, roost, rest verb
    sit, as on a branch.

    hunker, hunker down, scrunch up, squat, crouch, scrunch verb
    sit on one's heels.

    2. sit around, sit (verb)

    be around, often idly or without specific purpose.

    • The object sat in the corner.
    • We sat around chatting for another hour.
    Synonyms: sit around

    Be verb
    occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.

    3. sit down, sit (verb)

    take a seat.

      Synonyms: sit down
      Antonyms: get up, stand up, arise, rise, uprise (verb)

      rise to one's feet.


      change posture verb
      undergo a change in bodily posture.

      4. sit (verb)

      be in session.

      • When does the court of law sit?.

      convene verb
      meet formally.

      5. pose, posture, model, sit (verb)

      assume a posture as for artistic purposes.

      • We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often.
      Synonyms: pose, posture, model

      display, exhibit, expose verb
      to show, make visible or apparent.


      ramp verb
      be rampant.

      6. ride, sit (verb)

      sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions.

      • She never sat a horse!.
      • Did you ever ride a camel?.
      • The girl liked to drive the young mare.
      Synonyms: ride

      go, locomote, move, travel verb
      change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically.


      override verb
      ride (a horse) too hard.

      ride herd verb
      driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them.

      outride verb
      ride better, faster, or further than.

      ride horseback verb
      ride on horseback.

      prance verb
      cause (a horse) to bound spring forward.

      canter verb
      ride at a cantering pace.

      gallop, extend verb
      cause to move at full gallop.

      7. sit (verb)

      be located or situated somewhere.

      • The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue.

      Be verb
      occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.

      8. baby-sit, sit (verb)

      work or act as a baby-sitter.

      • I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do.
      Synonyms: baby-sit

      guard verb
      to keep watch over.

      9. seat, sit down, sit (verb)

      show to a seat; assign a seat for.

      • The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith.
      Synonyms: seat, sit down

      lay, place, put, Set, position, pose verb
      put into a certain place or abstract location.


      reseat verb
      show to a different seat.

      10. sit (verb)

      serve in a specific professional capacity.

      • the priest sat for confession.
      • she sat on the jury.

      serve verb
      do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function.

      Nearby Terms

      sit around (verb)
      be around, often idly or without specific purpose

      sit back (verb)
      settle into a comfortable sitting position

      sit by (verb)
      be inactive or indifferent while something is happening

      sit down (verb)
      take a seat

      sit in (verb)
      attend as a visitor

      sit out (verb)
      not participate in (an activity, such as a dance or a sports event)

      sit tight (verb)
      maintain the same position; wait it out

      sit up (verb)
      not go to bed

      sit-down (noun)
      a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached

      sit-down strike (noun)
      a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached

      sit-in (noun)
      a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse to move

      sit-up (noun)
      a stomach exercise in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leverage

      Sita (noun)
      wife of the Hindu god Rama; regarded as an ideal of womanhood

      sitar (noun)
      a stringed instrument of India; has a long neck and movable frets; has 6 or 7 metal strings for playing and usually 13 resonating strings

      sitar player (noun)
      a musician who plays the sitar