sat

1
[ sat ]
/ sæt /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of sit1.

Nearby words

  1. sassy bark,
  2. sassywood,
  3. sastra,
  4. sastruga,
  5. sastrugi,
  6. sat nav,
  7. sat sri akal,
  8. sat-cit-ananda,
  9. sat.,
  10. satan

sat

2
[ suht ]
/ sʌt /

noun Hinduism.

(in Vedic mythology) the realm of existence, populated by people and gods.Compare Asat.

Origin of sat

2
< Sanskrit: literally, being

SAT

Trademark.

a set of standardized college admissions tests developed by the College Board, the principal one measuring mathematical and verbal reasoning, and others measuring knowledge in specific subject areas.
Compare ACT(def 1).

Origin of SAT

originally an abbreviation of Scholastic Aptitude Test and later, Scholastic Assessment Test

sit

1
[ sit ]
/ sɪt /

verb (used without object), sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sit·ten; sit·ting.

verb (used with object), sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sit·ten; sit·ting.

Verb Phrases

Origin of sit

1
before 900; Middle English sitten, Old English sittan; cognate with Dutch zitten, German sitzen, Old Norse sitja; akin to Gothic sitan, Latin sedēre, Greek hézesthai (base hed-); cf. set, sedate, cathedral, nest

Can be confusedset sit (see usage note at set)

Usage note

See set.

sit

2
[ sit ]
/ sɪt /

verb

(in prescriptions) may it be.

Origin of sit

2
From Latin

sat.

Sat.

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British Dictionary definitions for sat

sat

1
/ (sæt) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of sit

adjective Southern African

very tired; exhausted
drunk

Word Origin for sat

Afrikaans

SAT

abbreviation for

(in the US) Scholastic Aptitude Test

Sat.

abbreviation for

Saturday
Saturn

SIT

/ text messaging /

abbreviation for

stay in touch

sit

/ (sɪt) /

verb sits, sitting or sat (mainly intr)


Word Origin for sit

Old English sittan; related to Old Norse sitja, Gothic sitan, Old High German sizzen, Latin sedēre to sit, Sanskrit sīdati he sits

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Word Origin and History for sat
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Medicine definitions for sat

sat.

abbr.

saturate
saturation

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Idioms and Phrases with sat

sit

In addition to the idioms beginning with sit

  • sit at one's feet
  • sit back
  • sit bolt upright
  • sit by
  • sit down
  • sit in
  • sit on
  • sit on one's hands
  • sit out
  • sit pretty
  • sit through
  • sit tight
  • sit up
  • sit well with

also see:

  • at a sitting
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