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definition of the word sit

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
formed fight agree #765: sit considerable private dinner

Old English sittan, from Proto-Germanic *sitjan, from *set-, from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (sit). Cognate with German sitzen, Dutch zitten, Swedish sitta; and with Irish suigh, Russian сидеть.

to sit

Third person singular

Simple past
sat or sate[1]

Past participle
sat or rarely sitten

Present participle

to sit (third-person singular simple present sits, present participle sitting, simple past sat or sate[1], past participle sat or rarely sitten)

  1. (intransitive, 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.
  2. (intransitive, of a person) To move oneself into such a position.
    I asked him to sit.
  3. (intransitive, of an object) To occupy a given position permanently.
    The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries.
  4. To be a member of a deliberative body.
    I currently sit on a standards committee.
  5. (intransitive, of an agreement or arrangement) To be accepted.
    How will this new contract sit with the workers?
    I don’t think it will sit well.
  6. (law, 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.

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