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seat

[ seet ]
/ sit /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

(of a cap, valve, etc.) to be closed or in proper position: Be sure that the cap of the dipstick seats.

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RELATED WORDS

chair, couch, bench, center, house, spot, site, place, post, seating, support, bed, ground, locate, lounge, squat, perch, sit, accommodate, install

Nearby words

seasoned, seasoning, seasons, seasons, the, seastrand, seat, seat belt, seat of the pants, by the, seat-of-the-pants, seatback, seater

Idioms

    by the seat of one's pants, using experience, instinct, or guesswork.

Origin of seat

1150–1200; Middle English sete (noun) < Old Norse sæti
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British Dictionary definitions for seat

seat

/ (siːt) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsseatless, adjective

Word Origin for seat

Old English gesete; related to Old Norse sæti, Old High German gasāzi, Middle Dutch gesaete
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Idioms and Phrases with seat

seat


In addition to the idiom beginning with seat

  • seat of the pants, by the

also see:

  • backseat driver
  • catbird seat
  • hot seat
  • in the driver's seat
  • ringside seat
  • take a back seat
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