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Sat

Sit \Sit\, v. i. [imp. Sat( Sate, archaic); p. p. Sat ( Sitten, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Sitting.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan, Russ. sidiete, L. sedere, Gr. ???, Skr. sad. [root]154. Cf. Assess, Assize, Cathedral, Chair, Dissident, Excise, Insidious, Possess, Reside, Sanhedrim, Seance, Seat, n., Sedate, 4th Sell, Siege, Session, Set, v. t., Sizar, Size, Subsidy.]

  1. To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the trunk of the body; -- said of human beings, and sometimes of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on the ground.

    And he came and took the book put of the right hand of him that sate upon the seat.
    --Bible (1551) (Rev. v. 7.)

    I pray you, jest, sir, as you sit at dinner.
    --Shak.

  2. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.

  3. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.

    And Moses said to . . . the children of Reuben, Shall your brothren go to war, and shall ye sit here?
    --Num. xxxii. 6.

    Like a demigod here sit I in the sky.
    --Shak.

  4. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.

    The calamity sits heavy on us.
    --Jer. Taylor.

  5. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.

    This new and gorgeous garment, majesty, Sits not so easy on me as you think.
    --Shak.

  6. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; -- used impersonally. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer.

  7. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.

    As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not.
    --Jer. xvii. 11.

  8. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.

    Like a good miller that knows how to grind, which way soever the wind sits.
    --Selden.

    Sits the wind in that quarter?
    --Sir W. Scott.

  9. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.

  10. To hold a session; to be in session for official business; -- said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit to-night.

  11. To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture or a bust; as, to sit to a painter. To sit at, to rest under; to be subject to. [Obs.] ``A farmer can not husband his ground so well if he sit at a great rent''. --Bacon. To sit at meat or To sit at table, to be at table for eating. To sit down.

    1. To place one's self on a chair or other seat; as, to sit down when tired.

    2. To begin a siege; as, the enemy sat down before the town.

    3. To settle; to fix a permanent abode.
      --Spenser.

    4. To rest; to cease as satisfied. ``Here we can not sit down, but still proceed in our search.'' --Rogers. To sit for a fellowship, to offer one's self for examination with a view to obtaining a fellowship. [Eng. Univ.] To sit out.

      1. To be without engagement or employment. [Obs.]
        --Bp. Sanderson.

      2. To outstay.

        To sit under, to be under the instruction or ministrations of; as, to sit under a preacher; to sit under good preaching.

        To sit up, to rise from, or refrain from, a recumbent posture or from sleep; to sit with the body upright; as, to sit up late at night; also, to watch; as, to sit up with a sick person. ``He that was dead sat up, and began to speak.''
        --Luke vii. 15.

Sat

Sat \Sat\ (s[a^]t), imp. of Sit. [Written also sate.]

Sat

Sit \Sit\, v. i. [imp. Sat( Sate, archaic); p. p. Sat ( Sitten, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Sitting.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan, Russ. sidiete, L. sedere, Gr. ???, Skr. sad. [root]154. Cf. Assess, Assize, Cathedral, Chair, Dissident, Excise, Insidious, Possess, Reside, Sanhedrim, Seance, Seat, n., Sedate, 4th Sell, Siege, Session, Set, v. t., Sizar, Size, Subsidy.]

  1. To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the trunk of the body; -- said of human beings, and sometimes of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on the ground.

    And he came and took the book put of the right hand of him that sate upon the seat.
    --Bible (1551) (Rev. v. 7.)

    I pray you, jest, sir, as you sit at dinner.
    --Shak.

  2. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.

  3. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.

    And Moses said to . . . the children of Reuben, Shall your brothren go to war, and shall ye sit here?
    --Num. xxxii. 6.

    Like a demigod here sit I in the sky.
    --Shak.

  4. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.

    The calamity sits heavy on us.
    --Jer. Taylor.

  5. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.

    This new and gorgeous garment, majesty, Sits not so easy on me as you think.
    --Shak.

  6. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; -- used impersonally. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer.

  7. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.

    As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not.
    --Jer. xvii. 11.

  8. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.

    Like a good miller that knows how to grind, which way soever the wind sits.
    --Selden.

    Sits the wind in that quarter?
    --Sir W. Scott.

  9. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.

  10. To hold a session; to be in session for official business; -- said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit to-night.

  11. To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture or a bust; as, to sit to a painter. To sit at, to rest under; to be subject to. [Obs.] ``A farmer can not husband his ground so well if he sit at a great rent''. --Bacon. To sit at meat or To sit at table, to be at table for eating. To sit down.

    1. To place one's self on a chair or other seat; as, to sit down when tired.

    2. To begin a siege; as, the enemy sat down before the town.

    3. To settle; to fix a permanent abode.
      --Spenser.

    4. To rest; to cease as satisfied. ``Here we can not sit down, but still proceed in our search.'' --Rogers. To sit for a fellowship, to offer one's self for examination with a view to obtaining a fellowship. [Eng. Univ.] To sit out.

      1. To be without engagement or employment. [Obs.]
        --Bp. Sanderson.

      2. To outstay.

        To sit under, to be under the instruction or ministrations of; as, to sit under a preacher; to sit under good preaching.

        To sit up, to rise from, or refrain from, a recumbent posture or from sleep; to sit with the body upright; as, to sit up late at night; also, to watch; as, to sit up with a sick person. ``He that was dead sat up, and began to speak.''
        --Luke vii. 15.

Wikipedia

SAT (disambiguation)

The SAT (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test, Scholastic Assessment Test, SAT I: Reasoning Test, and SAT Reasoning Test) is a college admissions test in the United States.

SAT or Sat may also refer to:

Sat (letter)

Śat ሰ is a letter of the Ge'ez abugida, descended from South Arabian . It represents both a historical "s"(a voiceless alveolar fricative) and "ṯ" (a voiceless dental fricative).

Sat (Sanskrit)

Sat is a Sanskrit word meaning "the true essence (nature)" and that "which is unchangeable" of an entity, species or existence. Sat is a common prefix in ancient Indian literature and variously implies that which is good, true, virtuous, being, happening, real, existing, enduring, lasting, essential. In ancient texts, fusion words based on Sat, refer to "Universal Spirit, Universal Principle, Being, Soul of the World, Brahman".

Sat (rapper)

Karim Haddouche (born September 16, 1975 in Marseille, France), more commonly known as Sat l'Artificier or Sat, is a French rapper of Algerian origin and is a member of the group Fonky Family.

SAT

The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. It was first introduced in 1926, and its name and scoring have changed several times, being originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, and now simply the SAT.

The SAT is owned and published by the College Board, a private, nonprofit organization in the United States. It is developed and administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service. The test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college. The SAT was originally designed to be not aligned to high school curricula. Compared to its predecessor, however, the current version of the SAT is meant to reflect more closely the work that high school students do, according to David Coleman, president of the College Board.

The current SAT, introduced in 2016, takes 3 hours to finish plus 50 minutes for the SAT with essay, and costs US$52.50 (up to US$101.5 outside of the United States), excluding late fees. Possible scores on the SAT range from 400 to 1600, combining test results from two 800-point sections: Mathematics and Critical reading and Writing. Taking the SAT or its competitor, the ACT, is required for freshman entry to many, but not all, universities in the United States.

On March 5, 2014, the College Board announced that a redesigned version of the SAT would be administered for the first time in 2016. The exam reverted to the 1600-point scale, the essay was made optional, and students now have 3 hours to take the exam plus 50 additional minutes to complete the essay.

WordNet

sat

See sit

sit

  1. v. be seated [syn: sit down] [ant: stand, lie]

  2. sit around, often unused; "The object sat in the corner"

  3. take a seat [syn: sit down] [ant: arise]

  4. be in session; "When does the court of law sit?"

  5. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often" [syn: model, pose, posture]

  6. sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare" [syn: ride]

  7. work or act as a baby-sitter; "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do" [syn: baby-sit]

  8. show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith" [syn: seat, sit down]

  9. [also: sitting, sat]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

sat

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
sat cross-legged
▪ We sat cross-legged on the floor.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Ahtonia sat next to her, holding her hand.
▪ Ancient women sat in darkened eighteenth- and nineteenth-century doorways, heads covered in kerchiefs or round-brimmed hats like up-ended pudding basins.
▪ Beside me in the front sat Susan James, looking like a frustrated baby-sitter.
▪ Chrissie sat down on the bare floorboards, and watched the haggard features of the man she loved.
▪ He sat gently smiling to himself, as blind men will.
▪ In his room he pulled on a dressing-gown and sat down and waited.
▪ The other officer climbed in and sat between me and the pilot.
▪ We were taken on nature hikes and told stories as we sat by campfires.
Wiktionary

sat

n. (abbreviation of lang=en satellite) (gloss: artificial orbital body) vb. (en-pastsit)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

SAT

1961, initialism (acronym) for Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Usage examples of "sat".

I picture myself living in some Norwegian sater, high above the black waters of a rockbound fiord.

Suppose we reconfigure a dozen or so survey sats and tie their weather radar into the air traffic control net?

Studies show that left-handed people die ten to fifteen years sooner than right-handers, due to the fact that the entire world, from automobiles to those desks you take the SATs at to cash machines at the bank, is slanted towards the right-handed.

If we have to pull out, the air-search radar we save with the survey sats can revert to covering space traffic in our sector.

If we have to pull out, the airsearch radar we save with the survey sats can revert to covering space traffic in our sector.

He would like to see comm sats above the other nine Catteni worlds and links to Catten and Barevi.

He hoped they could find more relatively undamaged comm sats on their return.

If only I could access one of the datafix sats that serve the plantations.

At 1729:30 hours the spysats began feeding their real-time targeting data to the twenty-one perimeter defense sats which Kassad’s assault boat had left in low orbit.

The ancient defense sats were not designed for atmospheric use and had an effective destructive radius of less than a millimeter.

The entire Orion Navy could be out there, and without a proper network of scan sats we'd never know it.

Without more scan sats, I can't even cover the valleys adequately, much less spot them through thirty or forty meters of rock.

With the additional vertols and troops, extra scan sats, and defoliated kill zones, he'd pushed the Scotians hard, picking off their base camps one by one.