2. To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle. "Thus high . . . Is King Richard seated." (Shak) "They had seated themselves in new Guiana." (Sir W. Raleigh)
Origin: Seated; Seating.
1. 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 seats of them that sold doves." (Matt. Xxi. 12)
2. 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 seat is." (Rev. Ii. 13) "He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat committeth himself to prison." (Bacon) "A seat of plenty, content, and tranquillity." (Macaulay)
Origin: OE. Sete, Icel. Saeti; akin to Sw. Sate, Dan. Saede, MHG. Saze, AS. Set, setl, and E. Sit. See Sit, and cf. Settle.
(01 Mar 1998)
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