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English adjective: sitting

1. sitting (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks

SamplesThe seated Madonna.
The audience remained seated.



2. sitting not moving and therefore easy to attack

SamplesA sitting target.

Similarnonmoving, unmoving


English noun: sitting

1. sitting (act) (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)

SamplesHe wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting.


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

Domain categoryphotography, picture taking

2. sitting (act) the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position

SamplesHe read the mystery at one sitting.

Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

3. sitting (group) a meeting of spiritualists

SamplesThe seance was held in the medium's parlor.

Synonymsseance, session

Broader (hypernym)get together, meeting

Part holonymspirit rapping, table lifting, table rapping, table tapping, table tilting, table tipping, table turning

4. sitting (communication) a session as of a legislature or court

Broader (hypernym)session

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