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American English: /sit/
British English: /siːt/

Translation of seat in Spanish:


  • 1
    (place to sit) asiento (masculine)
    please have or take a seat
    tome asiento, por favor [formal]
    siéntese, por favor
    please take your seats for dinner
    pasen a la mesa, por favor
    I took a seat at the back
    me senté en el fondo
    I had a window seat
    me tocó un asiento junto a la ventanilla
    I've got two seats for tonight's performance
    tengo dos entradas para la función de esta noche
    there aren't any seats left
    (in cinema) no quedan localidades
    (in bus) no quedan asientos
    he kindly gave me his seat can you keep my seat for me?
    ¿me guardas el lugar or el asiento?
    to take a back seat
    mantenerse al margen
    dejar que otros asuman las responsabilidades ( or tomen las decisiones etc. )
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 2.1 (of chair)
    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.
    2.2 (of garment) to fly by the seat of one's pants
    dejarse guiar por el instinto
    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.
    2.3 (buttocks) [euphemistic]
    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.
    2.4 (of rider) to have a good seat
    montar bien
    to lose one's seat
    caerse del caballo
  • 4 4.1 (center) the seat of government
    la sede del gobierno
    universities and other seats of learning
    las universidades y otros centros de enseñanza
    las universidades y otros templos del saber [literary]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    4.2 (of family)
    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.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    the usher will seat you
    el acomodador le indicará su asiento
    please be seated [formal]
    tomen asiento, por favor [formal]
    to remain seated
    permanecer sentado
    to seat oneself [formal]
    tomar asiento [formal]
    Example sentences
    • 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?
    1.2 (have room for)
    tener cabida or capacidad para
    how many does the bus seat?
    ¿cuántas plazas or cuántos asientos tiene el autobús?
    this table seats 6
    en esta mesa caben seis personas
    Example sentences
    • (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.
  • 2 2.1 (locate) (usually passive) a concept deeply seated in the national psyche
    un concepto muy arraigado en la idiosincracia nacional
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    2.2 (fit, fix)

intransitive verb

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