Seat Seat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seating}.] 1. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self. [1913 Webster]

The guests were no sooner seated but they entered into a warm debate. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle. [1913 Webster]

Thus high . . . is King Richard seated. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They had seated themselves in New Guiana. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

3. To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church. [1913 Webster]

4. To fix; to set firm. [1913 Webster]

From their foundations, loosening to and fro, They plucked the seated hills. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country. [Obs.] --W. Stith. [1913 Webster]

6. To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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