Definition of sitter in English:


Syllabification: sit·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈsitər


  • 1A person who sits, especially for a portrait.
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    • Rembrandt's portraits of individual sitters are similarly energetic, emphasizing faces, hands, and dynamic silhouettes at the expense of costumes and settings.
    • Later in her career she also did numerous portrait busts of distinguished sitters.
    • In the portraits, sitters appear shorn of pretense and disguise.
  • 1.1A hen sitting on eggs.
  • 2 [usually in combination] A person who looks after children, pets, or a house while the parents or owners are away: a house-sitter
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    • Response to the business, both from pet owners and dog sitters, was so good that she was encouraged to start offering franchises in October 2002.
    • The company specializes in helping pet sitters and pet owners connect to each other.
    • We'll be gone for 10 days, and our two sons, ages 13 and 15, are begging us not to move a grown-up into the house as a sitter.
  • 2.1A person who provides care and companionship for people who are ill.

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