2. A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has
3. The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.
4. The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact
business; a session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench, or of a commission.
The sitting closed in great agitation.Macaulay.
5. The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc.
For the understanding of any one of St. Paul's Epistles I read it all through at one sitting.Locke.
6. A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.
The male bird . . . amuses her [the female] with his songs during the whole time of her sitting.Addison. Sitting room, an apartment where the members of a family usually sit, as distinguished from a drawing-
room, parlor, chamber, or kitchen.
(Sit"u*ate Sit"u*a`ted) , a. [LL. situatus, from situare to place, fr. L. situs situation, site. See
1. Having a site, situation, or location; being in a relative position; permanently fixed; placed; located; as, a
town situated, or situate, on a hill or on the seashore.
2. Placed; residing.
Pleasure situate in hill and dale.Milton.
Situate is now less used than situated, but both are well authorized.
(Sit"u*ate) v. t. To place. [R.] Landor.
(Sit`u*a"tion) n. [LL. situatio: cf. F. situation.]
1. Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site; as,
a house in a pleasant situation.
2. Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.
A situation of the greatest ease and tranquillity.Rogers.
3. Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest,
as of persons in a dramatic scene.
There's situation for you! there's an heroic group!Sheridan.
4. Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government.
Syn. State; position; seat; site; station; post; place; office; condition; case; plight. See State.
(||Si"tus) n. [L., situation.] (Bot.) The method in which the parts of a plant are arranged; also, the
position of the parts. Henslow.