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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.


Synonymsseated


Antonymsstanding

2. sitting not moving and therefore easy to attack


SamplesA sitting target.


Similarnonmoving, unmoving


Antonymsmoving


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.


Synonymsposing


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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