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Meaning of sitting

sit•ting

Pronunciation: (sit'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that sits.
  2. a period of remaining seated, as in posing for a portrait or reading a book.
  3. the space on or in which one sits, as in a church.
  4. a brooding, as of a hen upon eggs; incubation.
  5. the number of eggs on which a bird sits during a single hatching; clutch.
  6. a session, as of a court or legislature.
  7. the time or space allotted to the serving of a meal to a group, as aboard a ship.
—adj.
  1. (of a bird) occupying a nest of eggs for hatching.
  2. of, for, or suited to sitting: a sitting area in the lobby.
  3. holding an official position or office; occupying an appointed or elected seat; incumbent: a sitting pontiff.
  4. in session or at work; active: a sitting legislature.
  5. in an auspicious position: He's been sitting pretty since he got that new job.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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