1. Something, such as a chair or bench, that may be sat on.
2. A place in which one may sit.
3. The right to occupy such a place or a ticket indicating this right:
got seats for the concert.
4. The part on which one rests in sitting:
a bicycle seat.
5. The buttocks.
6. The part of a garment that covers the buttocks.
7. A part serving as the base of something else.
8. The surface or part on which another part sits or rests.
9. The place where something is located or based:
The heart is the seat of the emotions.
10. A center of authority; a capital:
11. A place of abode or residence, especially a large house that is part of an estate:
the squire's country seat.
12. Membership in an organization, such as a legislative body or stock exchange, that is obtained by appointment, election, or purchase.
13. The manner of sitting on a horse:
a fox hunter with a good seat.
14. To place in or on a seat.
15. To cause or assist to sit down:
The ushers will seat the members of the bride's family.
16. To provide with a particular seat:
The usher seated me in the back row.
17. To have or provide seats for:
We can seat 300 in the auditorium.
18. To install in a position of authority or eminence.
19. To fix firmly in place:
seat an ammunition clip in an automatic rifle.
20. To rest on or fit into another part:
The O-rings had not seated correctly in their grooves.
21. In a manner based on intuition and experience rather than method:
He ran the business by the seat of his pants.
22. Without the use of instruments:
an inexperienced pilot who had to fly the aircraft by the seat of her pants.
23. Middle English sete
24. probably from Old Norse s?ti * see sed-
可能源自 古斯堪的纳维亚语 s?ti *参见 sed-