set / sit / seat

set / sit / seat
   Set is a transitive verb meaning "to put or place something solid somewhere": Marvin set his new lamp on the table.
   Sit means "to rest upright with the weight on the buttocks or to move into such a position"; the past tense is sat: Percy sat down beside Geneva on the park bench.
   Seat can be a verb meaning "to show someone their seat or where to sit": The waiter seated Murgatroyd at his usual table by the door.

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  • set / sit / seat —    Set is a transitive verb meaning to put or place something solid somewhere : Marvin set his new lamp on the table.    Sit means to rest upright with the weight on the buttocks or to move into such a position ; the past tense is sat: Percy sat… …   Confused words

  • set / sit / seat —    Set is a transitive verb meaning to put or place something solid somewhere : Marvin set his new lamp on the table.    Sit means to rest upright with the weight on the buttocks or to move into such a position ; the past tense is sat: Percy sat… …   Confused words

  • sit — [sit] vi. sat, sitting [ME sitten < OE sittan, akin to ON sitja, Ger sitzen < IE base * sed , to sit > L sedere, Gr hizein, Welsh seddu, to sit] 1. a) to rest the weight of the body upon the buttocks and the back of the thighs, as on a… …   English World dictionary

  • set — /set/, v., set, setting, n., adj., interj. v.t. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something …   Universalium

  • set — [set] vt. set, setting [ME setten < OE settan (akin to Ger setzen & Goth satjan < Gmc * satjan), caus. formation “to cause to sit” < base of SIT] 1. to place in a sitting position; cause to sit; seat 2. a) to cause (a fowl) to sit on… …   English World dictionary

  • sit — sit1 /sit/, v., sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sitten; sitting. v.i. 1. to rest with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs; be seated. 2. to be located or situated: The house sits well up on the slope …   Universalium

  • sit down — verb 1. take a seat (Freq. 38) • Syn: ↑sit • Ant: ↑arise • Hypernyms: ↑change posture • Verb Group: ↑sit …   Useful english dictionary

  • set — [[t]sɛt[/t]] v. set, set•ting, n. adj. 1) to put (something or someone) in a particular place, position, or posture: to set a vase on a table; Set the baby on her feet[/ex] 2) to put or cause to pass into some condition: to set a house on fire;… …   From formal English to slang

  • sit — [[t]sɪt[/t]] v. sat, sat, sit•ting 1) to rest with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs; be seated (often fol. by down) 2) to be located or situated: The house sits on a cliff[/ex] 3) to rest or lie (usu. fol. by on or upon): An aura of… …   From formal English to slang

  • set — [c]/sɛt / (say set) verb (set, setting) –verb (t) 1. to put in a particular place or position: to set a vase on a table. 2. to put into some condition or relation: to set a house on fire. 3. to apply: to set fire to a house. 4. to cause to begin …  

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