/sɪt/verb(present participlesitting, past tense and past participlesat)
BODY POSITION[I]›to be in a position with the weight of your body on your bottom and the top part of your body up, for example, on a chair: Emma was sitting on a stool.The children sat at the table by the window.We sat by the river and had a picnic.
MOVE BODY[I](alsosit down)›to move your body into a sitting position after you have been standing: She came over and sat beside him.She sat down on the grass.
sit sb down/at/in, etc›to make someone sit somewhere: She sat me down and told me the bad news.I thought we'd sit the children at the end of the table.
STAY[I]›to stay in one place for a long time and not be used: He hardly ever drives the car. It just sits in the garage.
MEETING[I]›If a court, parliament, etc sits, it has a meeting to do its work: The board will be sitting next week.
TEST/EXAM[T]UK›to take a test or exam: The changes will affect many students sitting their exams this summer. → See alsosit on the fence