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sit | sipt |

As a noun sit

is shit.

As an interjection sit

is shit, dammit.

As a verb sipt is

(obsolete) (sip).




  • (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






  • (obsolete) (sip)

  • sip



    (en noun)
  • A small mouthful of drink
  • Verb

  • To drink slowly, small mouthfuls at a time.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 5
  • He held out to me a bowl of steaming broth, that filled the room with a savour sweeter, ten thousand times, to me than every rose and lily of the world; yet would not let me drink it at a gulp, but made me sip it with a spoon like any baby.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=5 citation , passage=A waiter brought his aperitif, which was a small scotch and soda, and as he sipped it gratefully he sighed.
       ‘Civilized,’ he said to Mr. Campion. ‘Humanizing.’ […] ‘Cigars and summer days and women in big hats with swansdown face-powder, that's what it reminds me of.’}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Revenge of the nerds , passage=Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.}}
  • To drink a small quantity.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • [She] raised it to her mouth with sober grace; / Then, sipping , offered to the next in place.
  • To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • They skim the floods, and sip the purple flowers.
  • (Scotland, US, dated)
  • (Webster 1913)


    * nurse * See also

    See also

    * seep * siphon


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