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sit | false |

As a noun sit

is shit.

As an interjection sit

is shit, dammit.

As an adjective false is

(label) one of two states of a boolean variable; logic.




  • (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






  • Untrue, not factual, factually incorrect.
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  • Based on factually incorrect premises: false legislation
  • Spurious, artificial.
  • :
  • *
  • *:At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy?; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  • (lb) Of a state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.
  • Uttering falsehood; dishonest or deceitful.
  • :
  • Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous.
  • :
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:I to myself was false , ere thou to me.
  • Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous.
  • :
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:whose false foundation waves have swept away
  • Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
  • (lb) Out of tune.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of two options on a true-or-false test.
  • Synonyms

    * * See also


    * (untrue) real, true

    Derived terms

    * false attack * false dawn * false friend * falsehood * falseness * falsify * falsity


    (en adverb)
  • Not truly; not honestly; falsely.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You play me false .


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