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

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More