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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.


Synonymsplace


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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