1. present participle of seat


seating (countable and uncountable, plural seatings)

  1. (gerund) The act of one that seats.
    The seating of passengers will begin soon.
  2. (uncountable) The provision of chairs or other places for people to sit.
    There is plenty of comfortable seating.
    • 2022 January 12, Paul Bigland, “Fab Four: the nation's finest stations: London Bridge”, in RAIL, number 948, page 31:
      Above the concourse, the underneath of the platforms has been clad with attractive wood panelling, while the columns holding them up are surrounded with seating - for use by passengers biding their time waiting for their trains, or who have used one of the 70-or-so eateries or shops that form part of the retail developments at the station.
  3. (countable) A period of time in which people are allowed into a performance, a meal, etc., to be seated.
    The first seating begins at 5 o'clock.
  4. Material for making seats.
    cane seating
  5. (obsolete) Haircloth.
  6. (mechanics) Collectively, the various fitted supports of the parts of a structure or of a machine; a housing in which a component is seated.
  7. (shipbuilding) That part of the floor which rests on the keel.


For quotations using this term, see Citations:seating.