sitting


sitting
[[t]sɪ̱tɪŋ[/t]]
sittings
1) N-COUNT A sitting is one of the periods when a meal is served when there is not enough space for everyone to eat at the same time.

Dinner was in two sittings.

2) N-COUNT: usu N of n A sitting of a parliament, legislature, court, or other official body is one of the occasions when it meets in order to carry out its work.

...the recent emergency sittings of the UN Security Council.

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3) ADJ: ADJ n A sitting president or member of parliament is a present one, not a future or past one.

...the greatest clash in our history between a sitting president and an ex-president.

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4) See also sit
5) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR If you are sitting pretty, you are in a very favourable situation. [INFORMAL]

If we'd let them buy it for a quarter of a million, we'd be sitting pretty by now.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Sitting — Sit ting, a. Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sitting — I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. the act of one that sits b. a single occasion of continuous sitting (as for a portrait or meal) 2. a. a brooding over eggs for hatching b. setting 6 3. session < a sitting of the legislature > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sitting — /sit ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that sits. 2. a period of remaining seated, as in posing for a portrait or reading a book. 3. the space on or in which one sits, as in a church. 4. a brooding, as of a hen upon eggs; incubation. 5.… …   Universalium

  • sitting — n. & adj. n. 1 a continuous period of being seated, esp. engaged in an activity (finished the book in one sitting). 2 a time during which an assembly is engaged in business. 3 a session in which a meal is served (dinner will be served in two… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sitting — noun (C) 1 one of the times when a meal is served in a place where there is not enough space for everyone to eat at the same time: The first sitting is at 12:30, and the second is at 1:30. 2 an occasion when you have yourself painted or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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