1 a continuous period of being seated, esp. engaged in an activity (finished the book in one sitting).
2 a time during which an assembly is engaged in business.
3 a session in which a meal is served (dinner will be served in two sittings).
4 Brit. Law = TERM 5c.
5 a clutch of eggs.
1 having sat down.
2 (of an animal or bird) not running or flying.
3 (of a hen) engaged in hatching.
Phrases and idioms:
sitting duck (or target) colloq. a vulnerable person or thing. sitting pretty see PRETTY. sitting-room
1 a room in a house for relaxed sitting in.
2 space enough to accommodate seated persons. sitting tenant a tenant already in occupation of premises.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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Sitting — Sit ting, n. 1. The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat. [1913 Webster] 2. A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings. [1913 Webster] 3.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
sitting — [sit′iŋ] n. 1. the act or position of one that sits, as for a portrait 2. a session or meeting, as of a court 3. a period of being seated at some activity [to read a book in two sittings] 4. a) a brooding upon eggs, as by a hen b) the number of… … English World dictionary
sitting — ► NOUN 1) a period or spell of sitting. 2) a period of time when a group of people are served a meal. 3) a period of time during which a committee or parliament is engaged in its normal business. ► ADJECTIVE 1) in a seated position. 2) (of an… … English terms dictionary
Sitting — Sit ting, a. Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
sitting — index session Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
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sitting — I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. the act of one that sits b. a single occasion of continuous sitting (as for a portrait or meal) 2. a. a brooding over eggs for hatching b. setting 6 3. session < a sitting of the legislature > … New Collegiate Dictionary
sitting — /sit ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that sits. 2. a period of remaining seated, as in posing for a portrait or reading a book. 3. the space on or in which one sits, as in a church. 4. a brooding, as of a hen upon eggs; incubation. 5.… … Universalium
sitting — [[t]sɪ̱tɪŋ[/t]] sittings 1) N COUNT A sitting is one of the periods when a meal is served when there is not enough space for everyone to eat at the same time. Dinner was in two sittings. 2) N COUNT: usu N of n A sitting of a parliament,… … English dictionary
sitting — noun (C) 1 one of the times when a meal is served in a place where there is not enough space for everyone to eat at the same time: The first sitting is at 12:30, and the second is at 1:30. 2 an occasion when you have yourself painted or… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English