An automobile seat



  • Something to be sat upon.
  • A location or site.
  • The starting point of a fire.
  • Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.


  • To put an object into a place where it will rest; to fix; to set firm.
  • To provide with places to sit.
  • To request or direct one or more persons to sit.
  • To recognize the standing of a person or persons by providing them with one or more seats which would allow them to participate fully in a meeting or session.
  • To assign the seats of.
  • To cause to occupy a post, site, or situation; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
  • To rest; to lie down.
  • To settle; to plant with inhabitants.
  • To put a seat or bottom in.


  • From Middle English sete, from Old English sǣte and possibly (or simply cognate with) Old Norse sæti, both from Proto-Germanic *sētiją; compare Old English set. Compare also Old High German gisazi (German Gesäß), Middle Dutch gesaete. Sense of "residence, abode, established place" likely derived from cognate Old English sǣte, related to Old High German sāza.

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