What is seat?

  • (noun): A center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised).
    See also — Additional definitions below


A seat is place to sit, often referring to the area one sits upon as opposed to other elements like armrests.

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Some articles on seat:

Kim Wilkie
... towards the Liberal Party meant Wilkie became the only incumbent Labor member to lose his seat (in Cowan, the only other seat Labor lost in the 2007 election, incumbent Graham Edwards did not ...
Seat - In Literature
... Children's author Hugh Lofting referred to a seat in this passage from his novel The Story of Doctor Dolittle “He came strolling down the gravel-walk, humming a sad song, till he reached a stone seat ... Frank Baum referred to a seat in this passage of his novel Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz “At once a little girl rose from her seat and walked to the door of ...
United States District Court For The Southern District Of New York - Succession of Seats
... Seat 1 Seat established on April 9, 1814 by 3 Stat ... Mayer 1912–1921 Bondy 1923–1956 Bryan 1956–1972 Ward 1972–1991 Preska 1992–present Seat 2 Seat established on February 9, 1903 by 32 Stat ... Dimock 1951–1961 McLean 1962–1972 Owen 1973–1989 Batts 1994–2012 vacant 2012–present Seat 3 Seat established on May 26, 1906 by 34 Stat ...
... Together with Skillingaryd it is the seat of the municipality ... Vaggeryd is situated about 10 km north of its co-municipal seat Skillingaryd ... Vaggeryd was originally the seat for multiple furniture manufacturers, most of which have now shut down ...
Marion, Iowa - History
... The site was selected in 1839 to be the first county seat of the newly-organized Linn County, Iowa ... After years of debate over moving the county seat to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, it was put to a vote in 1919 ... The vote was 9,960 in favor of moving the seat and 4,823 not in favor ...

More definitions of "seat":

  • (noun): A space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane).
    Synonyms: place
  • (verb): Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position.
    Synonyms: induct, invest
  • (verb): Show to a seat; assign a seat for.
    Synonyms: sit, sit down
  • (verb): Put a seat on a chair.
  • (noun): Furniture that is designed for sitting on.
    Example: "There were not enough seats for all the guests"
  • (verb): Be able to seat.
    Example: "The theater seats 2,000"
  • (verb): Provide with seats.
    Example: "Seat a concert hall"
  • (noun): The cloth covering for the buttocks.
    Example: "The seat of his pants was worn through"
  • (noun): Any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit).
    Example: "He dusted off the seat before sitting down"

Famous quotes containing the word seat:

    In a Kelton church, when a heated argument once began at morning services, a devout old deacon arose from his seat in the ‘amen corner’ and announced he was going to do for the church what the devil had never done—leave it.
    —Administration in the State of Sout, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    He who placed me in this seat will keep me here.
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)

    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
    nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the
    But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he
    meditate day and night.
    And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that
    bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;
    and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalm I (l. I, 1–3)