Webster 1913 Edition
The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like.
And Jesus . . . overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the
seatsof them that sold doves.
Matt. xxi. 12.
The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a station; a post; a situation.
Where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s
Rev. ii. 13.
He that builds a fair house upon an ill
seatcommitteth himself to prison.
seatof plenty, content, and tranquillity.
That part of a thing on which a person sits;
seatof a chair or saddle; the
seatof a pair of pantaloons
A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate place of sitting;
seatin a church; a
seatfor the season in the opera house
Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
She had so good a
seatand hand she might be trusted with any mount.
A part or surface on which another part or surface rests;
as, a valve.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To place on a seat; to cause to sit down;
The guests were no sooner
seatedbut they entered into a warm debate.
To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
Thus high . . . is King Richard
seatedthemselves in New Guiana.
Sir W. Raleigh.
To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to;
seata church, or persons in a church
To fix; to set firm.
From their foundations, loosening to and fro,
They plucked the
They plucked the
To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country.
To put a seat or bottom in;
To rest; to lie down.
Webster 1828 Edition
1. That on which one sits; a chair, bench, stool or any other thing on which a person sits.
Christ--overthrew the tables of the money changers and the seats of them that sold doves. Matt. 21.
2. The place of sitting; throne; chair of state; tribunal; post of authority; as the seat of justice; judgment-seat.
3. Mansion; residence; dwelling; abode; as Italy the seat of empire. The Greeks sent colonies to seek a new seat in Gaul.
In Albe he shall fix his royal seat. Dryden.
4. Site; situation. The seat of Eden has never been incontrovertibly ascertained.
5. That part of a saddle on which a person sits.
6. In horsemanship, posture or situation of a perosn on horseback.
7. A pew or slip in a chruch; a place to sit in.
8. The place where a thing is settled or established. London is the seat of business and opulence. So we say, the seat of the muses,the seat of arts, the seat of commerce.
1. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down. We seat ourselves; we seat our guests.
The guests were no sooner seated but they entered into a warm debate.