Definition of sitter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪtə/


1A person who sits, especially for a portrait or examination: she always hopes to imbue a portrait with the sitter’s character sitters in an examination room
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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 sitting hen.
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: [as modifier]: volunteers are still needed to help the hospice expand its home sitter service
3British informal (In sport) an easy catch or shot: he scored some great goals but missed some sitters
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  • Chelsea missed no end of sitters, but still run out easy winners.
  • They could have had more, but their centre forward missed a sitter from two yards out.
  • A Kiev striker has just missed a sitter against Juventus.

Words that rhyme with sitter

bitter, committer, critter, embitter, emitter, fitter, flitter, fritter, glitter, gritter, hitter, jitter, knitter, litter, permitter, pitta, quitter, remitter, skitter, slitter, spitter, splitter, submitter, titter, transmitter, twitter, witter

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