Sitting

Definition of Sitting

Sit´ting
a.1.Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.
n.1.The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.
2.A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.
3.The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.
4.The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact business; a session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench, or of a commission.
The sitting closed in great agitation.
- Macaulay.
5.The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc.
For the understanding of any one of St. Paul's Epistles I read it all through at one sitting.
- Locke.
6.A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.
The male bird . . . amuses her [the female] with his songs during the whole time of her sitting.
- Addison.
Sitting room
an apartment where the members of a family usually sit, as distinguished from a drawing-room, parlor, chamber, or kitchen.

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