verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of seat
Synonyms for seat
Related Words for seatchair, couch, bench, center, house, spot, site, place, post, seating, support, bed, ground, locate, lounge, squat, perch, sit, accommodate, install
Examples from the Web for seat
Contemporary Examples of seat
They want to change bad behaviors—tobacco, alcohol, using a seat belt, anything.Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?
Peter Orszag, Jim Nussle
December 23, 2014
On the Democratic side, many expect former Rep. Mike McMahon to make another run at the seat.
Interestingly, if Grimm is expelled, he is not legally prohibited from running in the special election for his seat.
This means every Senate seat will be Republican, and 80 percent of the House seats will be, too.Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie
December 8, 2014
I had chosen a seat by the window, but Poitras vetoed the location.Laura Poitras on Snowden's Unrevealed Secrets
December 1, 2014
Historical Examples of seat
Over the seat is a mirror cut into small squares by wooden muntins.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
With these words, he handed the pencil to the professor and returned to his seat.Brave and Bold
Besides, Mr. Morgan offered to resign his seat in the House of Commons in his favor.
It was in February, 1855, that Mr. Gladstone resigned his seat in the Cabinet.
By the way, the seat which he occupied was another of Mr. Roberts' peculiarities.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Word Origin for seat
"thing to sit on; act of sitting," c.1200, from Old Norse sæti "seat, position," from Proto-Germanic *sæt- (cf. Old High German saze, Middle Dutch gesaete "seat," Old High German gisazi, German Gesäß "buttocks"), from PIE root *sed- "to sit" (see sit). Meaning "posterior of the body" (the sitting part) is from c.1600; sense of "part of a garment which covers the buttocks" is from 1835. Seat belt is from 1915, originally in airplanes.
"residence, abode, established place," late 13c., extended use of seat (n.1), influenced by Old French siege "seat, established place," and Latin sedes "seat." Meaning "city in which a government sits" is attested from c.1400. Sense of "right of taking a place in a parliament or other legislative body" is attested from 1774. Old English had sæt "place where one sits in ambush," which also meant "residents, inhabitants," and is the source of the -set in Dorset and Somerset.
In addition to the idiom beginning with seat
- seat of the pants, by the
- backseat driver
- catbird seat
- hot seat
- in the driver's seat
- ringside seat
- take a back seat