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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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Idioms for seat

    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 forms of seat

seatless, 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

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