Definition for sitten (2 of 3)
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.
- to take a seat.
- to descend to a sitting position; alight.
- to take up a position, as to encamp or besiege: The military forces sat down at the approaches to the city.
- to attend or take part as a visitor or temporary participant: to sit in at a bridge game; to sit in for the band's regular pianist.
- to take part in a sit-in.
- to inquire into or deliberate over: A coroner's jury was called to sit on the case.
- Informal. to suppress; silence: They sat on the bad news as long as they could.
- Informal. to check or rebuke; squelch: I'll sit on him if he tries to interrupt me.
- to stay to the end of: Though bored, we sat out the play.
- to surpass in endurance: He sat out his tormentors.
- to keep one's seat during (a dance, competition, etc.); fail to participate in: We sat out all the Latin-American numbers.
- to rise from a supine to a sitting position.
- to delay the hour of retiring beyond the usual time.
- to sit upright; hold oneself erect.
- Informal. to become interested or astonished: We all sat up when the holiday was announced.
Origin of sit1
Definition for sitten (3 of 3)
Origin of sit2
Examples from the Web for sitten
They are thus like the Latin word "moral," from mores, or the German sittlich, from Sitten.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
Eleutherius died in the yeare 186, when he had sitten bishop 15 yeares.The Survey of London|John Stow
He had sitten down on a carronade, resting his head on his hand, the very picture of despondency.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. II of 2)|Michael Scott
Nearer in size however, in the mountain fittings of the landscape, are the twin hills of Sitten.Studies of Travel - Greece|Edward A. Freeman
I had sitten down by my uncle's fireside, and felt unwilling to rise.
British Dictionary definitions for sitten (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sitten (2 of 2)
verb sits, sitting or sat (mainly intr)
- to wait patiently; bide one's time
- to maintain one's position, stand, or opinion firmly
Word Origin for sit
Idioms and Phrases with sitten
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
- at a sitting