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[ sit ]
/ sɪt /
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verb (used without object), sat or (Archaic) sate [sat, seyt]; /sæt, seɪt/; sat or (Archaic) sit·ten [sit-n]; /ˈsɪt n/; sit·ting.
verb (used with object), sat or (Archaic) sate [sat, seyt]; /sæt, seɪt/; sat or (Archaic) sit·ten [sit-n]; /ˈsɪt n/; sit·ting.
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Idioms about sit

Origin of sit

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First recorded before 900; Middle English sitten, Old English sittan; cognate with Dutch zitten, German sitzen, Old Norse sitja; akin to Gothic sitan, Latin sedēre, Greek hézesthai (base hed- ); cf. set, sedate, cathedra, nest

words often confused with sit

See set.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sit

set, sit (see confusables note at set)

Other definitions for sit (2 of 2)

sit2
[ sit ]
/ sɪt /

verb
(in prescriptions) may it be.

Origin of sit

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From Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for sit (1 of 2)

sit
/ (sɪt) /

verb sits, sitting or sat (mainly intr)

Word Origin for sit

Old English sittan; related to Old Norse sitja, Gothic sitan, Old High German sizzen, Latin sedēre to sit, Sanskrit sīdati he sits

British Dictionary definitions for sit (2 of 2)

SIT
/ text messaging /

abbreviation for
stay in touch
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