Focus on the pronunciation of seat
› POLITICS an official position as a politician: a seat in sth a seat in Parliament/the House of Representatives She is expected to lose her seat at the next election.
› WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT an official position as a member of a group of people who control a company or organization: a seat on sth The investors demanded several seats on the board.
› STOCK MARKET, FINANCE a position as a member of a particular stock exchange, commodities exchange, etc. who has the right to trade there: a seat on sth A seat on the New York Exchange confers membership in the exchange.
› COMMERCE, TRANSPORT one of the places on a plane, etc. or in a theatre, etc. where the passengers or audience sit: We managed to find a seat on a later flight. The best seats at the concert had been reserved for corporate sponsors. → See also back adjective, be in the driving seat, the hot seat