Translation of "seat" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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seatnoun

uk /siːt/ us /siːt/

seat noun (FURNITURE)

A2 [ C ] a piece of furniture or part of a train, plane, etc. that has been designed for someone to sit on

座,座位
Chairs, sofas and benches are different types of seat. 椅子、凳子、沙发和长凳是不同类型的座位。
Please have/take a seat (= sit down). 请坐。
A car usually has a driver's seat, a front/passenger seat and back/rear seats. 小轿车通常有一个驾驶座、一个前座/客座和几个后排座。
My ticket says 22D but there's already someone in (= sitting on) that seat. 我的票是22D,但已经有人占了那个位子。
Is this seat free/taken (= is anyone using it)? 这个位子有人吗?
Would you keep (= stop anyone else from sitting in) my seat (for me) while I go get some food? 我去餐车时,你能否帮我看着我的座位?
formal Please stay in/keep your seats (= stay sitting down) until asked to leave. 没叫你们离开之前请不要离开座位。
Could I book/reserve two seats (= arrange for them to be officially kept for me) for tomorrow evening's performance? 我可以预订两张明晚演出的票吗?

More examples

  • Did I take your seat? Do excuse me.
  • If you'd like to take a seat, Mr Chang will be with you in a moment.
  • The back seat of the car folds down.
  • He leaned back in his seat with a sigh.
  • Please remain in your seat until the plane comes to a complete stop.

seat noun (BOTTOM PART)

[ C usually singular ] the part of a piece of furniture or clothing on which a person sits

(家具的)座部;(裤子的)臀部
I've spilled some coffee on the seat of the armchair. 我不小心把咖啡洒在了扶手椅的椅面上。
The seat of those trousers looks a little tight. Do you want to try a larger size? 那条裤子的臀部有点儿紧绷绷的,先生——你看是不是试下大一码的?

seat noun (POSITION)

C2 [ C ] an official position as a politician or member of a group of people who control something

席位
She has a seat on the board of directors. 她是董事会成员。
He is expected to lose his seat on the city council in next month's elections. 在下个月的选举中,他可能会失去自己在理事会的席位。
She won her seat in Parliament in 2004. 她在1979年当选议员。
He has a very safe seat (= a position that is very unlikely to be lost in an election). 他(在选举中)能够稳保席位。

seat noun (BASE)

[ C ] a place that acts as a base or centre for an important activity

(重大活动的)基地,中心
The seat of government in the US is in Washington, DC. 美国政府所在地是华盛顿。
St Petersburg was the seat of the Russian Revolution. 圣彼得堡是俄国革命的中心。

seatverb

uk /siːt/ us /siːt/

[ T + adv/prep ] to arrange for someone to have a particular seat

给…安排座位
The waiter greeted me with a big smile and seated us by the window. 服务员笑容满面地招呼我,并安排我们在窗边坐下。
seat yourself [ usually + adv/prep ]

to sit somewhere

使坐下
"I'm so glad to see you!" she said, seating herself between Eleanor and Marianne. “见到你们真是太高兴了!”她边说边在埃莉诺和玛丽安娜中间坐了下来。

C2 [ T not continuous ] (of a building, room, table, or vehicle) to have enough seats for the stated number of people

可容纳;可坐下
The new concert hall seats 1,500 people. 新音乐厅可容纳1500人。

-seatsuffix

uk / -siːt/ us / -siːt/

with enough seats for the particular number of people

有…个座位的
a 2,000-seat theatre 有2000个座位的剧院

(Translation of “seat” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)