verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- seasons, the,
- seat belt,
- seat of the pants, by the,
Origin of seat
Examples from the Web for seat
They want to change bad behaviors—tobacco, alcohol, using a seat belt, anything.
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.
I had chosen a seat by the window, but Poitras vetoed the location.
They would even come out and seat themselves on the point of a steep rock by the wayside.The Chinese Fairy Book|Various
A piece of old carpet was my saddle, and served me likewise for a seat, a table, and various other purposes.Travels in Arabia|Bayard Taylor
In a flash Vidac was out of the seat and examining the vehicle.The Space Pioneers|Carey Rockwell
Dolores springs from her seat to the door and looks through the opening into the next room.Zoe; Or, Some Day|May Leonard
When the swing stopped, the girl slipped off the seat and ran away as if she were answering a call.Married|August Strindberg
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.
1570s, "to be in a certain position" (implied in seated), from seat (n.2). Of diseases, in the body, from 1610s (hence deep-seated). Meaning "to cause to sit in a seat" is from 1610s, from seat (n.1). Related: Seated; seating.
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