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Seat vs Abode - What's the difference?

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Seat is a related term of abode.

As nouns the difference between seat and abode

is that seat is (us|aviation|firefighting|acronym) single engine air tanker while abode is (obsolete) act of waiting; delay or abode can be (obsolete) an omen; a foretelling .

As a verb abode is

(abide) or abode can be (obsolete) to bode; to foreshow; to presage .




(en noun)
  • Something to be sat upon.
  • # A place in which to sit.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again;
  • # The horizontal portion of a chair or other furniture designed for sitting.
  • # A piece of furniture made for sitting; e.g. a chair, stool or bench; any improvised place for sitting.
  • # The part of an object or individual (usually the buttocks) directly involved in sitting.
  • # The part of a piece of clothing (usually pants or trousers) covering the buttocks.
  • # (engineering) A part or surface on which another part or surface rests.
  • A location or site.
  • # (figurative) A membership in an organization, particularly a representative body.
  • # The location of a governing body.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage=But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure. Yet this is the level of organisation that does the actual thinking—and is, presumably, the seat of consciousness.}}
  • # (certain Commonwealth countries) An electoral district, especially for a national legislature.
  • # The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated or resides; a site.
  • #* Bible, (w) ii. 13
  • Where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is.
  • #* (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat committeth himself to prison.
  • #* (1800-1859)
  • a seat of plenty, content, and tranquillity
  • The starting point of a fire.
  • Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
  • * (George Eliot) (1819-1880)
  • She had so good a seat and hand she might be trusted with any mount.

    Derived terms

    * bums in seats * seater/-seater * seat of government


    (en verb)
  • To put an object into a place where it will rest; to fix; to set firm.
  • * Milton
  • From their foundations, loosening to and fro, / They plucked the seated hills.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.}}
  • To provide with places to sit.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • The guests were no sooner seated but they entered into a warm debate.
  • * (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)
  • He used to seat you on the piano and then, with vehement gestures and pirouettings, would argue the case. Not one word of the speech did you understand.
  • To request or direct one or more persons to sit.
  • Please seat the audience after the anthem and then introduce the first speaker.
  • To recognize the standing of a person or persons by providing them with one or more seats which would allow them to participate fully in a meeting or session.
  • Only half the delegates from the state were seated at the convention because the state held its primary too early.
    You have to be a member to be seated at the meeting. Guests are welcome to sit in the visitors section.
  • To assign the seats of.
  • to seat a church
  • To cause to occupy a post, site, or situation; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thus high is King Richard seated .
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • They had seated themselves in New Guiana.
  • (obsolete) To rest; to lie down.
  • (Spenser)
  • To settle; to plant with inhabitants.
  • to seat a country
  • To put a seat or bottom in.
  • to seat a chair

    See also

    * county seat * seat cushion * seat of learning * seat of wisdom * sedentary * see * sit



    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) abod, abad, from (etyl) . For the change of vowel, compare ''abode'', preterit of ''abide .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Act of waiting; delay.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) , III.viii:
  • Vpon his Courser set the louely lode, / And with her fled away without abode .
  • (obsolete) Stay or continuance in a place; sojourn.
  • * 1661 , , [http://archive.org/stream/a615775104worduoft/a615775104worduoft_djvu.txt The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond]
  • During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant
  • * (rfdate), (Henry Fielding) (1707-1754)
  • He waxeth at your abode here.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again;
  • (formal) A residence, dwelling or habitation.
  • of no fixed abode .
  • * (rfdate), (William Wordsworth) (1770-1850)
  • Come, let me lead you to our poore abode .
    * See also


  • (abide)
  • Etymology 2

    * From an alteration with bode and (etyl) *


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An omen; a foretelling.
  • * High-thundering Juno's husband stirs my spirit with true abodes . -
  • Verb

  • (obsolete) To bode; to foreshow; to presage.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To be ominous.
  • Derived terms
    * abodement * aboding

    See also

    * dwelling