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sit

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[ sit ]
/ sɪt /
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verb (used without object), sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sit·ten; sit·ting.

verb (used with object), sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sit·ten; sit·ting.

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RELATED WORDS

perch, squat, lie, cover, relax, park, rest, seat, remain, install, assemble, meet, open, ensconce, settle, pose, hunker, posture, preside, deliberate

Nearby words

sistine madonna, sistroid, sistrum, sisyphean, sisyphus, sit, sit at one's feet, sit back, sit bolt upright, sit by, sit down

Idioms

Origin of sit

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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, cathedral, nest
SYNONYMS FOR sit
Can be confusedset sit (see usage note at set)

Usage note

See set.

Definition for sit (2 of 3)

sit

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[ sit ]
/ sɪt /

verb

(in prescriptions) may it be.

Origin of sit

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From Latin

Definition for sit (3 of 3)

sicut patribus, sit Deus nobis

[ see-koo t pah-tri-boo s, sit de-oo s noh-bis; English sik-uh t pa-truh-buh s, sit dee-uh s noh-bis, dey-uh s ]
/ ˈsi kʊt ˈpɑ trɪˌbʊs, sɪt ˈdɛ ʊs ˈnoʊ bɪs; English ˈsɪk ət ˈpæ trə bəs, sɪt ˈdi əs ˈnoʊ bɪs, ˈdeɪ əs /

Latin.

as with our fathers, may God be with us: motto of Boston.
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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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Idioms and Phrases with sit

sit


In addition to the idioms beginning with sit

  • sit at one's feet
  • sit back
  • sit bolt upright
  • sit by
  • sit down
  • sit in
  • sit on
  • sit on one's hands
  • sit out
  • sit pretty
  • sit through
  • sit tight
  • sit up
  • sit well with

also see:

  • at a sitting
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