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División en sílabas: seat

Definición de seat en inglés:

sustantivo

1A thing made or used for sitting on, such as a chair or stool.
Example sentences
  • I sat down in the white chair while Dr. Clark took a seat on a stool that sat to my left.
  • The stone furniture includes cupboards, beds and seats.
  • Benches are more flexible than stools or individual seats because you can squeeze in more people along them.
Sinónimos
chair, bench, stool, settle, stall;
pew;
(seats)seating
1.1The roughly horizontal part of a chair, on which one’s weight rests directly.
Example sentences
  • The package Campbell had brought the night before rested unassumingly on the seat of my chair.
  • Artemis sat on top of the back of a chair, his bare feet resting on the seat.
  • Invariably they have cushioned seats and foot rests.
1.2A sitting place for a passenger in a vehicle or for a member of an audience: we have a fairly small theater with about 1,300 seats
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Some audience members took their seats more than 30 minutes ago.
  • He has removed reclining seats, so now passengers have to endure the whole flight sitting up straight.
  • In that case the seating available for passengers comprised three single seats and a bench seat 7 ft 4 ins in length.
1.3A place in an elected legislative or other body: he lost his seat in the 1998 election
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Of all state legislative seats nationwide, Republicans had won or were leading in 3,647, Democrats in 3,630.
  • In all, there were 153 congressional and state legislative seats in play in California last November.
  • Only half of the 60 seats in the Legislative Council, the lawmaking body, are elected directly.
1.4A site or location of something specified: Washington, the seat of the federal government
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The beck breaks to the surface at the site of the former seat of the city's textile industry.
  • He regarded it as the principal seat of the soul and the place in which all our thoughts are formed.
  • Strasbourg is a central seat of administration for them, that's right, just as it is for the European Commission.
Sinónimos
headquarters, base, center, nerve center, hub, heart;
location, site, whereabouts, place
1.5 short for country seat.
Example sentences
  • Her brother and mother have sent her to the Castlewood seat in the country; to be away from the attentions of the Prince.
  • Kilkenny castle was built in the 12th century and was the principal seat of the Butlers until 1935.
1.6 short for county seat.
1.7A part of a machine that supports or guides another part.
2A person’s buttocks.
Example sentences
  • They tossed beach balls to one another between the decks and nibbled on cucumber sandwiches as they shook sand from the towels covering their seats.
2.1The part of a garment that covers the buttocks.
Example sentences
  • As she was doing this, the instructor worked her tail through a hole in the seat of the garment.
  • And for extra room in the seat, try jeans with a low waist, low pockets and a bit of a flare around the ankle.
  • The girl sighed at the dark stain that covered the seat of her pants.
2.2A manner of sitting on a horse: he’s got the worst seat on a horse of anyone I’ve ever seen
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Waging war with such tools required more than courage, common sense, and a firm seat on a horse.
  • At the same time she will correct your position on the horse, your seat, your hand and legs.
  • If your seat is quiet, the horse is more likely to relax and slow his pace.

verbo

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1Arrange for (someone) to sit somewhere: he seated her next to her husband
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • They seated the audience on a hillside and the action of the play took place in a grassy circle.
  • One of McRae's other decisions is to seat the audience on both sides of the long, narrow stage, one section facing the other.
  • Where else would he seat his guests for his famous five-course suppers?
Sinónimos
position, put, place;
ensconce, install, settle
informal plonk, park
1.1 (seat oneself or be seated) Sit down: she invited them to be seated (as adjective seated) a dummy in a seated position
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Start by seating yourself in a comfortable position in a quiet area.
  • Rising slightly from his awkward position, he seated himself wearily on the bed, then pulled her down next to him.
  • Sighing, she seated herself in her usual position in the Geography class and prepared herself for a long day.
1.2(Of a place such as a theater or restaurant) have seats for (a specified number of people): a large tent that seats 100 to 150 people
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • (By the way, the theatre seats three hundred and fifteen or six hundred and thirty over two nights).
  • But estate cars usually seat just five, and this good-looking car seats seven.
  • Business needs are well-catered for with seven meeting rooms and four theatres seating a maximum of 1340 people.
Sinónimos
have room for, contain, take, sit, hold, accommodate
1.3Fit in position: upper boulders were simply seated in the interstices below
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It would be unwise to assume that this test proves that you can get better pistol accuracy by simply seating the bullet out further.
  • She flipped the second safety off before seating it in the holster and stood up.
  • When installed properly, your Toyota hubcaps should be evenly seated around the edge of the wheel.

Origen

Middle English (as a noun): from Old Norse sæti, from the Germanic base of sit. The verb dates from the late 16th century.

Frases

by the seat of one's pants

1
informal By instinct rather than logic or knowledge.
Example sentences
  • The steering is utterly lifeless, which means you have to steer by sight rather than by the seat of your pants.
  • The rest of the trip will be conducted by the seat of our pants.
  • But wars never proceed according to plan; they are always fought by the seat of one's pants, through constant improvisation.

take one's seat

2
Sit down, typically in a seat assigned to one.
Example sentences
  • National Assembly Speaker Park Kwan Yong was unable to take his seat to call the assembly into session and hold a floor vote because some 40 Uri Party lawmakers held him back.
  • Not until 1886 was Bradlaugh, an avowed atheist, allowed to take his seat in Parliament.
  • She will take her seat in the assembly from May 1.

Derivados

seatless

1
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • The party has three seats out of 47 in greater Dublin, is much reduced in Cork and is seatless in several rural areas.
  • This means that, ultimately, the new Verso cannot become a seatless, low-floored delivery van in the way the old one could.
  • Each Spartan cell has a seatless toilet, a small sink and metal bed bolted into the wall.

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