Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sit-down”

See all translations

sit-down

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈsɪt.daʊn/ us  

sit-down adjective [before noun] (MEAL)

A sit-down meal is served to people who are sitting at a table: We're having a sit-down meal at our wedding, rather than a buffet.

sit-down adjective [before noun] (REFUSE TO WORK)

A sit-down strike is one in which workers refuse to leave their place of work until their employers have agreed to their demands: The workers are holding a sit-down strike.

sit-down

noun [S] uk   /ˌsɪtˈdaʊn/ informal us  
a short period of sitting in order to rest: You look tired. Why don't you come and have a sit-down for a few minutes.
Translations of “sit-down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一餐, (用餐)坐著享用的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一餐, (用餐)坐着享用的…
(Definition of sit-down adjective, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sit-down?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sit-down” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More