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seat | sited |

As verbs the difference between seat and sited

is that seat is to put an object into a place where it will rest; to fix; to set firm while sited is past tense of site.

As a noun seat

is something to be sat upon.




(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




  • (site)
  • Anagrams




    Etymology 1

    Probably from (etyl) (compare Norwegian syt).


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Sorrow, grief.
  • * a1307 , , Chronicle'', read in Thomas Hearne, ''Peter Langtoft's Chronicle'' (1725) as reprinted, apparently in facsimile, in ''The Works of Thomas Hearne, M.A. Volume 3, Peter Langtoft's Chronicle, Volume I , Samuel Bagster (1810) p. 5
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • The place where anything is fixed; situation; local position; as, the site of a city or of a house.
  • * 1613 , Richard Moore, Silvester Jourdain, William Crashaw, William Castell, ''A Plaine Description of the Barmvdas, Now Called Sommer Ilands: With the manner of their discouerie anno 1609...[full title extends to 77 words], W. Welby, p .8,
  • A more full and exact description of the Countrie, and Narration of the nature, site , and commodities, together with a true Historie of the great deliuerance of Sir Thomas Gates and his companie vpon them, which was the first discouerie of them.
  • * 1705 , Robert Plot, The Natural History of Oxford-shire: being an essay towards the natural history of England. The Second Edition with Large Additions and Corections: Also a Short Account of the Author, &c. , Charles Brome & John Nicholson, p. 315,
  • However, I have taken care in the Map prefix'd to this Essay, to put a Mark for the Site of all Religious Houses, as well as ancient Ways and Fortifications....
  • * 1785 , Henry Morris, Surgical diseases of the kidney , Lea Brothers and Co, p. 74,
  • At the site of its termination in the bladder there was a diverticulum a few centimeters long.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=He turned back to the scene before him and the enormous new block of council dwellings. The design was some way after Corbusier but the block was built up on plinths and resembled an Atlantic liner swimming diagonally across the site .}}
  • *
  • With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get
  • * 2006 , Ernest B Abbott , A Legal Guide to Homeland Security and Emergency Management for State and Local Governments , American Bar Association, ISBN 1590315936, p. 84,
  • EA critical first line of defense for entrance to more semi-public and semi-private areas of the site .
  • A place fitted or chosen for any certain permanent use or occupation; as, a site for a church.
  • * 1716 , Samuel Wesley, The history of the Old and New Testament, attempted in verse: And adorn'd with Three Hundred & Thirty Sculptures , John Hooke, p. 192,
  • The Town surrender'd soon, the Citadel,/Proud of its Site , do's their Assaults repel/Who e're their Idols cou'd, and them destroy,/For Life he shall the Gen'ral's place enjoy.
  • * 1716 , John Mortimer, Th. Mortimer, The Whole Art of Husbandry: or, The way of managing and improving of land. Being a...[full title extends to 70 words]...The Second Volume...The Fourth Edition, with Additions , R. Robinson, and G. Mortlock, p. 208
  • Having given you an Account of the Site , Form, and other Ornaments of a Garden: I shall proceed to what remains for the beautifying of it, which is Flowers.
  • * 2006 , Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, Warren Bird, The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations , Zondervan, ISBN 0310270154, p. 7,
  • Our first site was the result of a building project that I am told was the first urban redevelopment initiated by a church since "white flight" began in the community surrounding our church.
  • The posture or position of a thing.
  • * 1709 , A Preliminary Discourse to the Commonitory of Vincentius Lirinensis Concerning the Rule of Faith, in Defence of the Primitive Fathers'' read in William Reeves, Tertullian, Marcus Minucius Felix, Vincent, Justin, ''The Apologies of Justin Martyr, Tertullian, and Minutius Felix in Defence of the Christian Religion...[full title extends to over 50 words] , A. and J. Churchill, p. 179,
  • And if this be the Shape, and Site , then the Refraction of the Rays coming from above onto the subjacent Ice, being as about Four to Three, they must when coming out of the superior Ice be as about Three to Four.
  • * 1724 , John Beaumont, Gleanings of Antiquities: containing, I. An Essay for Explaining the Creation and the Deluge, according to the Sense of the Gentiles...[full title extends to over 98 words] , W. Taylor, p. 11,
  • There is an Agreement ammong all their Authors regarding the Names of the said Times, and their Order, and concerning the Number of the Days in general, and of the Order of the Creation ; but concerning the Site of the Times, that is, in what Month, Day, and in what part of the Year they began, it is not so.
    2006 , Ernest B Abbott , A Legal Guide to Homeland Security and Emergency Management for State and Local Governments , American Bar Association, ISBN 1590315936, p. 84,
  • :* Maintain site setbacks as far as possible from roadways and other routes providing rapid public access.
  • A computer installation, particularly one associated with an intranet or internet service or telecommunications.
  • * 1982 , Jack B. Rochester, Perspectives on Information Management: A Critical Selection of Computerworld Feature Articles , John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0471869244, p. 433,
  • The data may be divided among a data base system's nodes in several ways. In a fully redundant data base system, each data base site contains a complete copy of the entire data base...
  • * 1991 , V. Yodaiken, K. Ramamritham, Verification of a Reliable Net Protocol'', read in J. (Jan) Vytopil (editor), ''Formal Techniques in Real-Time and Fault-Tolerant Systems: Second International Symposium, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, January 1992: Proceedings , Springer, ISBN 0387550925, p. 208,
  • If the site' is forced to send a mesage against its will,...we make the '''site''' go to an error state, and remain there. Note that the ' site can fail for other reasons.
  • * 2006 , Keith J. Dreyer, Pacs: A Guide to the Digital Revolution , Springer, ISBN 0387260102, p. 298,
  • The site with the DS3 connection can communicate back to our main network at 45 Mb/s.
  • A website.
  • * 1986 , Penguin Putnam Inc. Online, advertisement inside back cover of Howard Pyle The Story of King Arthur and His Knights , Signet Classic (1986), ISBN 0451524888, p. 398,
  • Every month you'll get an inside look at our upcoming books and new features on our site .
  • * 1992 , Publisher's notes on relevant web sites, in front of Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre , Wordsworth Editions (1992), ISBN 1853260207, p. xxvi,
  • Voice of the Shuttle: http://humanitas.ucsb.edu/shuttle/eng-vict.html; general site with excellent links to contextual as well as author-specific material.
  • * 2006 , Doug Addison, Web Site Cookbook , O'Reilly, ISBN 0596101090, p. 248,
  • When a new visitor arrives at your site', your web server should log the referring ' site , which is generally either a search engine or another web site.
  • (category theory) A category together with a choice of Grothendieck topology.
  • Region of a protein, a piece of DNA or RNA where chemical reactions take place.
  • A part of the body which has been operated on.
  • Derived terms
    * construction site


  • (architecture) To situate or place a building.
  • The U.K. government is dusting off an alternative plan to site the center at a military outfit such as Porton Down.
  • * 1835 , Mining Journal ,
  • A reassessment of the requirements of the gold mining industry, including uranium production, for the next few years has revealed the urgent necessity for the provision of additional power, and steps have been taken to site and plan a new station.
  • * 1872 , Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, Transactions of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland , Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, p. 24,
  • For this reason it was found convenient to site pump rooms between groups of cargo tanks.
  • * 2006 , Mark Jaccard, Sustainable Fossil Fuels: The Unusual Suspect in the Quest for Clean And Enduring Energy , Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521861799, p. 22,
  • It is difficult to gauge current public attitudes to nuclear power in industrialized countries because there have been few efforts to site and construct new plants in the last twenty years.
  • * 2006 , The Scotsman (15 Dec 06) ,
  • Fury at plan to site homeless hostel near top Capital school.


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