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Seat is a related term of state.

As a noun seat

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As a verb state is





(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




    (wikipedia state) (en noun)
  • A polity.
  • # Any sovereign polity; a government.
  • #* 20C , (Albert Einstein), as quoted by Virgil Henshaw in Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist (1949)
  • Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=It is tempting to speculate about the incentives or compulsions that might explain why anyone would take to the skies in [the] basket [of a balloon]: […];  […]; or perhaps to muse on the irrelevance of the borders that separate nation states and keep people from understanding their shared environment.}}
  • # A political division of a federation retaining a degree of autonomy, for example one of the fifty United States. See also Province.
  • # (obsolete) A form of government other than a monarchy.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Well monarchies may own religion's name, / But states are atheists in their very fame.
  • # (anthropology) A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.
  • A condition; a set of circumstances applying at any given time.
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Declare the past and present state of things.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of fear of that gentleman's wife, whose vigilance was seldom relaxed.}}
  • # (computing) The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.
  • # (computing) The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.
  • # (computing) The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.
  • # (sciences) The physical property of matter as solid, liquid, gas or plasma.
  • # (obsolete) Highest and stationary condition, as that of maturity between growth and decline, or as that of crisis between the increase and the abating of a disease; height; acme.
  • High social standing or circumstance.
  • # Pomp, ceremony, or dignity.
  • # Rank; condition; quality.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Thy honour, state , and seat is due to me.
  • # Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous circumstances; social importance.
  • #* (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • She instructed him how he should keep state , and yet with a modest sense of his misfortunes.
  • #* (Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • Can this imperious lord forget to reign, / Quit all his state , descend, and serve again?
  • # A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself.
  • #* (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • His high throne,under state / Of richest texture spread.
  • #* (Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • When he went to court, he used to kick away the state , and sit down by his prince cheek by jowl.
  • # (obsolete) A great person, a dignitary; a lord or prince.
  • #* 1644 , (John Milton), (Aeropagitica) :
  • They who to States and Governours of the Commonwealth direct their Speech.
  • # (obsolete) Estate, possession.
  • (Daniel)
  • #* (Philip Massinger) (1583-1640)
  • Your state , my lord, again is yours.
  • (mathematics, stochastic processes) An element of the range of the random variables that define a random process.
  • Derived terms

    * absolute state * blue state * bound state * buffer state * cat state * change of state * chief of state * city state * civilization-state * client state * cluster state * continental state * convention state * deep state * end state * excited state * failed state * federal state * feudatory state * flyover state * fogue state * free state * graph state * green state * ground state * hole state * in a state * iron state * island state * head of state * landlocked state * link state * member state * nanny state * narco state * nation-state * night watchman state * party state * police state * poppet state * princely state * pro-state * pseudostate * purple state * quantum state * red state * rogue state * rump state * save state * solid state * statehood * state flower * state of affairs * state of emergency * state of matter * state of mind * state of the arts * state capital * state house * state machine * state ownership * state pattern * state school * state secret * state space * state variable * stateside * statesman * statesmanship * steady state * swing state * transition state * wait state * unitary state * upstate * welfare state (state)

    See also

    * department * province


  • (lb) To declare to be a fact.
  • :
  • *
  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
  • To make known.
  • :
  • Usage notes

    State'' is stronger or more definitive than ''say . It is used to communicate an absence of reasonable doubt and to emphasize the factual or truthful nature of the communication.


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    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) stately
  • (Spenser)