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a continuous period of being seated, especially when engaged in a particular activity:the whole roast was eaten at one sitting a period of time spent as a model for an artist or photographer. a scheduled period of time when a group of people are served a meal, especially in a restaurant:there will be two sittings for Christmas lunch a period of time during which a committee or legislature is engaged in its normal business. British Law a period of time when a court of law holds sessions.
(of an animal or bird) not running or flying. 2(of an elected representative) current; present:the resignation of the sitting congressman 3(of a hen or other bird) settled on eggs for the purpose of incubating them.