verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of seat
Synonyms for seat
Examples from the Web for seated
Contemporary Examples of seated
But it goes wrong and the man shot--he's seated in a box--pitches forward and tumbles into the seats below.
“The lovers are seated across the room from each other,” he begins in his deliberate tones.
The Barclays Center where the Duke and Duchess will be seated would have stood in thick of where the pivotal action transpired.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site
December 6, 2014
Try holding your breath waiting for that, especially with the new more conservative Senate that will be seated on January 3.For Obama, Hell Week Has Arrived
November 15, 2014
To this, Clinton, seated on stage, merely turned up her palms and shrugged.If Clinton Runs for President, Cuomo’s on Board
October 23, 2014
Historical Examples of seated
He was seated at a table with a variety of papers spread out before him.Brave and Bold
"Be seated, Caleb," said Mr Clayton, as we entered the room in company.
The two were seated at a small table not far from that of the Sempers.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Viviette seated herself on a bench beneath the apple blossoms.Viviette
William J. Locke
When they were all seated Mrs. Lethbridge addressed her sister.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
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