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English noun: seat

1. seat (location) a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

SamplesHe booked their seats in advance.
He sat in someone else's place.


Broader (hypernym)space

Narrower (hyponym)perch

Domain categoryaeroplane, airplane, dramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, plane, theater, theatre

2. seat (body) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

SamplesHe deserves a good kick in the butt.
Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?.

Synonymsarse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush

Broader (hypernym)body part

Part meronymbody, torso, trunk

3. seat (artifact) furniture that is designed for sitting on

SamplesThere were not enough seats for all the guests.

Broader (hypernym)article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture

Narrower (hyponym)bench, bench, box, box seat, box seat, chair, couch, hassock, lounge, ottoman, pouf, pouffe, puff, sofa, stool, toilet seat

Instance hyponymSiege Perilous

Part holonymseat, upholstery

Member meronymseating, seating area, seating room, seats

4. seat (artifact) any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit)

SamplesHe dusted off the seat before sitting down.

Broader (hypernym)support

Narrower (hyponym)backbench, backseat, balloon seat, bell seat, bicycle seat, boatswain's chair, bosun's chair, bucket seat, capsule, car seat, chair, cockpit, crossbench, ejection seat, ejector seat, front bench, houdah, howdah, jump seat, pillion, plane seat, rumble, rumble seat, saddle, saddle, saddle seat, sliding seat

Part meronymseat

5. seat (location) a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

Broader (hypernym)center, centre, eye, heart, middle

Narrower (hyponym)capital, county courthouse, county seat, county town, see, shire town

6. seat (location) the location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based

SamplesThe brain is said to be the seat of reason.

Broader (hypernym)location

7. seat (attribute) the legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body

SamplesHe was elected to a seat in the Senate.

Broader (hypernym)legal right

8. seat (artifact) a part of a machine that supports or guides another part

Broader (hypernym)part, portion

9. seat (artifact) the cloth covering for the buttocks

SamplesThe seat of his pants was worn through.

Broader (hypernym)cloth covering

Part meronympant, skirt, trouser

English verb: seat

1. seat (contact) show to a seat; assign a seat for

SamplesThe host seated me next to Mrs. Smith.

Synonymssit, sit down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Narrower (hyponym)reseat

Causesit, sit down

Verb groupsit, sit down

2. seat (stative) be able to seat

SamplesThe theater seats 2,000.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accommodate, admit, hold

3. seat (social) place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

SamplesThere was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy.

Synonymsinduct, invest

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)instal, install

4. seat (possession) put a seat on a chair

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Narrower (hyponym)reseat

Domain categorycabinetry, cabinetwork

5. seat (possession) provide with seats

SamplesSeat a concert hall.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Narrower (hyponym)reseat

Domain categoryarchitecture

6. seat (contact) place or attach firmly in or on a base

SamplesSeat the camera on the tripod.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

7. seat (contact) place in or on a seat

SamplesThe mother seated the toddler on the high chair.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Causesit, sit down

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