"seat" in the noun sense
1. seat, place
a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane
"he booked their seats in advance"
"he sat in someone else's place"
2. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass
the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
"he deserves a good kick in the butt"
"are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
furniture that is designed for sitting on
"there were not enough seats for all the guests"
any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit
"he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
the location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based
"the brain is said to be the seat of reason"
the legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body
"he was elected to a seat in the Senate"
a part of a machine that supports or guides another part
the cloth covering for the buttocks
"the seat of his pants was worn through"
"seat" in the verb sense
1. seat, sit, sit down
show to a seat assign a seat for
"The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
be able to seat
"The theater seats 2,000"
3. induct, invest, seat
place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
"there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
put a seat on a chair
provide with seats
"seat a concert hall"
place or attach firmly in or on a base
"seat the camera on the tripod"
place in or on a seat
"the mother seated the toddler on the high chair"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License