seat Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "seat" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

seatnoun [C]

 us   /sit/

seat noun [C] (PLACE TO SIT)

a piece of furniture or other place for someone to sit: She left her jacket on the back of her seat. I got a seat on the flight to New York. Please take a seat (= sit down). A seat is a part of something on which a person sits: a bicycle seat There’s a piece of gum stuck under the seat of the chair. He stood up and brushed the sand off the seat of his pants.

seat noun [C] (OFFICIAL POSITION)

an official position as a member of a legislature or group of people who control an organization: She decided to run for a seat on the school board.

seat noun [C] (PLACE)

a place that is a center for an important activity, esp. government: Pittsburgh is the county seat of Alleghany County.

seatverb [T]

 us   /sit/

seat verb [T] (HAVE PLACE TO SIT)

to have or be given a place to sit: I was seated between Jasmine and Emily. The concert hall seats 350. Our group is still waiting to be seated for dinner. Please be seated (= sit down).
(Definition of seat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of seat?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “seat” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
sprint

a short and very fast race, such as the 100 metres, or the last part of a longer race that is run as fast as possible

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More