Synonyms of sitting


1. sitting, posing, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait); "he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"

2. sitting, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position; "he read the mystery at one sitting"

3. seance, sitting, session, meeting, get together

usage: a meeting of spiritualists; "the seance was held in the medium's parlor"

4. sitting, session

usage: a session as of a legislature or court


1. sit, sit down

usage: be seated

2. sit, sit around, be

usage: be around, often idly or without specific purpose; "The object sat in the corner"; "We sat around chatting for another hour"

3. sit down, sit, change posture

usage: take a seat

4. sit, convene

usage: be in session; "When does the court of law sit?"

5. model, pose, sit, posture, expose, exhibit, display

usage: assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

6. ride, sit, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"

7. sit, be

usage: be located or situated somewhere; "The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue"

8. baby-sit, sit, guard

usage: work or act as a baby-sitter; "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"

9. seat, sit, sit down, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

10. sit, serve

usage: serve in a specific professional capacity; "the priest sat for confession"; "she sat on the jury"


1. seated (vs. standing), sitting

usage: (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks; "the seated Madonna"; "the audience remained seated"

2. sitting, nonmoving (vs. moving), unmoving

usage: not moving and therefore easy to attack; "a sitting target"

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Definition and meaning of sitting (Dictionary)