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[ see-ting ]


  1. an act or instance of furnishing with, assigning, or escorting to a seat.
  2. the arrangement of seats in a theater, stadium, etc.
  3. material for seats, especially upholstery.


  1. of or relating to seats or those who are sitting:

    the seating plan of a theater.


/ ˈsiːtɪŋ /


  1. the act of providing with a seat or seats
    1. the provision of seats, as in a theatre, cinema, etc
    2. ( as modifier )

      seating arrangements

  2. material used for covering or making seats

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Word History and Origins

Origin of seating1

First recorded in 1590–1600; seat + -ing 1, -ing 2
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Example Sentences

Pregame meetings were reduced to 10 minutes and teams were required to use spaced-out seating charts on team flights.

These venues lack fixed seating and thus are the most conducive to meeting health and safety guidelines.

In a concession to the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL is capping attendance at 25,000 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, which has a seating capacity of over 65,000.

Changsila said the restaurant had lots of sidewalk seating when it first opened, but the number of tables has shrunk because of construction nearby.

You’ll have to make sure you offer your guests comfortable seating that can be moved around and eventually put away without too much trouble.

Its beautifully aged wooden exterior houses traditional floor seating and beautiful gardens typical of the area.

When these single-aisle models were introduced, the maximum seating averaged around 160 seats.

The seating plan is such that you can see people in other corners.

The MRAP had been stripped of any weaponry, and all that remained was to add seating and storage on the interior.

Spirit has the highest seating density in the industry, with seat pitches of a knee-crushing 28 inches.

The bottom stood whole on its seating; it parted at the level of the chimney.

Fifteen minutes later the lunch bell rang; Dr. Greyson hurried in as they were seating themselves at the table.

Unfortunately, in the act of seating himself, he leaned too far backward, and instantly his load overbalanced him.

"I shall not invite Prince Sondersheim to my concert," returned Eveline, seating herself on the sofa with a defiant air.

Peer Khan now entered with the pilao; and seating ourselves, our fingers were soon buried in the midst of it.


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