Last modified on 30 October 2014, at 18:15
See also: sít, síť, and šít

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sitten, from Old English sittan, from Proto-Germanic *sitjaną, from *set-, from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (sit). Cognate with West Frisian sitte, Low German sitten, Dutch zitten, German sitzen, Swedish sitta; and with Irish suigh, Latin sedeo, Russian сиде́ть (sidétʹ).

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VerbEdit

sit (third-person singular simple present sits, present participle sitting, simple past sat, past participle sat or (archaic, dialectal) sitten)

A painting of a man sitting.
  1. (intransitive, of a person) To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and the legs (especially the upper legs) are supported by some object.
    After a long day of walking, it was good just to sit and relax.
  2. (intransitive, of a person) To move oneself into such a position.
    I asked him to sit.
  3. (intransitive, of an object) To occupy a given position permanently.
    The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries.
  4. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
    • Bible, Numbers xxxii. 6
      And Moses said to [] the children of Reuben, Shall your brothren go to war, and shall ye sit here?
    • Shakespeare
      Like a demigod here sit I in the sky.
  5. (government) To be a member of a deliberative body.
    I currently sit on a standards committee.
  6. (law, government) Of a legislative or, especially, a judicial body such as a court, to be in session.
    In what city is the circuit court sitting for this session.
  7. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      The calamity sits heavy on us.
  8. To be adjusted; to fit.
    Your new coat sits well.
    • Shakespeare
      This new and gorgeous garment, majesty, / Sits not so easy on me as you think.
  9. (intransitive, of an agreement or arrangement) To be accepted or acceptable; to work.
    How will this new contract sit with the workers?
    I don’t think it will sit well.
    The violence in these video games sits awkwardly with their stated aim of educating children.
  10. (transitive) To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to.
    Sit him in front of the TV and he might watch for hours.
  11. (transitive) To accommodate in seats; to seat.
    The dining room table sits eight comfortably.
    • I sat me weary on a pillar's base, / And leaned against the shaft
  12. (intransitive) shortened form of babysit.
    I'm going to sit for them on Thursday.
  13. (transitive, US) To babysit
    I need to find someone to sit my kids on Friday evening for four hours.
  14. (transitive, Australia, New Zealand, UK) To take, to undergo or complete (an examination or test).
  15. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
    • Bible, Jer. xvii. 11
      The partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not.
  16. To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of oneself made, such as a picture or a bust.
    I'm sitting for a painter this evening.
  17. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.
    • Selden
      like a good miller that knows how to grind, which way soever the wind sits
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Sits the wind in that quarter?

ConjugationEdit

  • An obsolete form of the simple past is sate and of the past participle is sitten.[1]

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NounEdit

sit (plural sits)

  1. (rare, Buddhism) an event (usually one full day or more) where the primary goal is to sit in meditation.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Entry about past simple sate in Webster's dictionary

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch zitten, from Old Dutch *sitten, from Proto-Germanic *sitjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sed-.

VerbEdit

sit (present sit, present participle sittende, past participle gesit)

  1. (intransitive) to sit; to be in a sitting position (usually used with op, binne or in)
  2. (intransitive) to sit; to sit down to move into a sitting position
    Sit asseblief.
    Please sit down.
  3. to place, to put
    Ek sit jou sleutels op die tafel.
    I am putting your keys on the table.
  4. to deposit
    Ek gaan al my geld in die bank sit.
    I am going to deposit all my money in the bank.

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Usage notesEdit

  • Sit and its derivatives are usually more commonly used than plaas for their overlapping senses, but are sometimes considered less formal than plaas, especially in formal writing.

DanishEdit

PronounEdit

sit n (common sin, plural sine)

  1. (reflexive possessive) third-person sg pronoun, meaning his/her/its (own)

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

sit

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌹𐍄

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sit

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of sum

LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

sit

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of sist
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of sist
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of sist
  4. 2nd person singular imperative form of sist
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of sist
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of sist

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

sit

  1. rafsi of sitna.

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

sit

  1. present tense of sitja, sitje, sitta and sitte
  2. imperative of sitja and sitje

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *sytъ (satiated, full), from Proto-Indo-European *s(e)h₂tos, from *seh₂- (to satiate).

AdjectiveEdit

sȉt (definite sȉtī, comparative sitiji, Cyrillic spelling си̏т)

  1. sated, full
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Etymology 2Edit

From New Latin sit.

NounEdit

sȋt m (Cyrillic spelling си̑т)

  1. rush (genus Juncus)


Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English shit.

NounEdit

sit

  1. remnant