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sitter

1

[ sit-er ]

noun

  1. a person who sits. sit.
  2. a brooding hen.
  3. a person who stays with young children while the parents go out; baby-sitter.
  4. a person who provides routine or custodial care temporarily or part-time, as for an elderly person or a pet whose owner is on vacation.
  5. Slang. the buttocks; rump.


Sitter

2

[ sit-er ]

noun

  1. Wil·lem de [wil, -, uh, m d, uh], 1872–1934, Dutch astronomer and mathematician.

Sitter

1

/ ˈsɪtə /

noun

  1. SitterWillem de18721934MDutchSCIENCE: astronomer Willem de (ˈwɪləm də). 1872–1934, Dutch astronomer, who calculated the size of the universe and conceived of it as expanding


sitter

2

/ ˈsɪtə /

noun

  1. a person or animal that sits
  2. a person who is posing for his or her portrait to be painted, carved, etc
  3. a broody hen or other bird that is sitting on its eggs to hatch them
  4. in combination a person who looks after a specified person or thing for someone else

    flat-sitter

  5. short for baby-sitter
  6. anyone, other than the medium, taking part in a seance
  7. anything that is extremely easy, such as an easy catch in cricket

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sitter1

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; sit 1, -er 1

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Example Sentences

A house sitter is the obvious solution, but recently de-socialized by pandemic isolation, Teddy started growling at her.

Nor was the need to start boarding them in a kennel’s high-security wing until we found a different sitter.

Like a lot of successful startups, Rover—an app for booking pet sitters and dog walkers—has a plan for its international expansion.

From Quartz

The sitters at the table closed their eyes and placed their fingers lightly on the glass.

The Freedom eschews the spring-loaded mechanism in other office chairs that require sitters to apply constant force to remain reclined.

From Time

He wanted to design a seat that allowed its sitter to perch and pivot while chatting on the phone.

These days, Roney has a full-time sitter (55-60 hours per week) who earns in the mid five figures.

Jordan is the kind of place where one can get into a cab and your driver will become a good friend and occasional cat-sitter.

Samaras rarely got an outright “no” from a sitter, but some people kept postponing their appearances.

She also immediately quit foursquare and hired a house sitter.

See that your sitter is in as comfortable a position as you can get him into, so that the pose can be held easily.

He has a sitter at three—a lady of the highest society, who wishes her visits to remain unsuspected.

On the stroke of eleven the first sitter arrived, who was succeeded by another an hour later.

So then I went to the home of the person I normally have for a baby-sitter.

Meanwhile the Moor sat down to smoke in such a position that he could see both painter and sitter.

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