What is seat?

  • (noun): Furniture that is designed for sitting on.
    Example: "There were not enough seats for all the guests"
    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:

... 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
... 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 ...
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 ... Bondy 1923–1956 Bryan 1956–1972 Ward 1972–1991 Preska 1992–present Seat 2 Seat established on February 9, 1903 by 32 Stat ... McLean 1962–1972 Owen 1973–1989 Batts 1994–2012 vacant 2012–present Seat 3 Seat established on May 26, 1906 by 34 Stat ...
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 ... 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 ...
Kim Wilkie
... 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 contest the seat as ...

More definitions of "seat":

  • (noun): The cloth covering for the buttocks.
    Example: "The seat of his pants was worn through"
  • (noun): A center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised).
  • (noun): A space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane).
    Synonyms: place
  • (verb): Be able to seat.
    Example: "The theater seats 2,000"
  • (verb): Show to a seat; assign a seat for.
    Synonyms: sit, sit down
  • (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"
  • (verb): Provide with seats.
    Example: "Seat a concert hall"
  • (verb): Put a seat on a chair.
  • (verb): Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position.
    Synonyms: induct, invest

Famous quotes containing the word seat:

    We early arrive at the great discovery that there is one mind common to all individual men: that what is individual is less than what is universal ... that error, vice and disease have their seat in the superficial or individual nature.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The chief element in the art of statesmanship under modern conditions is the ability to elucidate the confused and clamorous interests which converge upon the seat of government. It is an ability to penetrate from the naïve self-interest of each group to its permanent and real interest.... Statesmanship ... consists in giving the people not what they want but what they will learn to want.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    I have a dream: in my dream ... Aretha Franklin, in her fabulous black-lipstick “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” outfit, leaps from her seat at Maxim’s and, shouting “Think!,” blasts Lacan, Derrida and Foucault like dishrags against the wall, then leads thousands of freed academic white slaves in a victory parade down the Champs-Elysées.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)