Definition of sitter in English:

sitter

Line breaks: sit¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪtə
 
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noun

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.

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