Sit vs Closer - What's the difference?

sit | closer |

As nouns the difference between sit and closer

is that sit is shit while closer is someone or something that closes.

As an interjection sit

is shit, dammit.

As an adjective closer is





  • (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.
  • (of a person) To move oneself into such a position.
  • I asked him to sit .
  • (of an object) To occupy a given position permanently.
  • The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries.
  • 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.
  • (government) To be a member of a deliberative body.
  • I currently sit on a standards committee.
  • (legal, 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.
  • To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • The calamity sits heavy on us.
  • 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.
  • (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.
  • 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.
  • * 1874 , , (w), XX
  • 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
  • shortened form of babysit.
  • I'm going to sit for them on Thursday.
  • (US) To babysit
  • I need to find someone to sit my kids on Friday evening for four hours.
  • (transitive, Australia, New Zealand, UK) To take, to undergo or complete (an examination or test).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?


    * An obsolete form of the simple past is (m) and of the past participle is (m). Entry about past simple sate in Webster's dictionary


    * (be in a position in which the upper body is upright and the legs are supported) be seated * (move oneself into such a position) be seated, sit down (from a standing position), sit up (from a prone position), take a seat * be, be found, be situated * (be a member of a deliberative body) * (be accepted) be accepted, be welcomed, be well received * (to accommodate in seats) seat

    Derived terms

    * sit around * sit back * sit by * sit down * sit for * sit idly by * sit in * sit-in * sit-inner * sit in for * sit in on * sit on * sit out * sit shivah * sit through * sit tight * sit up * sit up with

    See also

    * sit around * sit back * sit by * sit down * sit-in * sit on it, sit on it and rotate, sit on it and rotate till it bleeds * sit on one's hands * sit on the fence * sit out * sit pretty * sit through * sit tight * sit under * sit up * sit-upon


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





    Etymology 1

    From close (adjective) + -er


  • (close)
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    Etymology 2

    From close (verb) + -er


    (en noun)
  • Someone or something that closes.
  • In our organization, the VP of Sales usually acts as the closer .
  • Someone or something that concludes.
  • The DJ chose a fantastic track as his closer at the end of the night.
  • The last stone in a horizontal course, if smaller than the others; a piece of brick finishing a course.
  • (Gwilt)
  • (baseball) A relief pitcher that specializes in getting the last three outs of the game. See
  • They brought their closer in for the ninth.


    * English heteronyms