English definition of “sit”
/sɪt/ verb (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
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] (also sit 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 also sit on the fence