KJV Dictionary Definition: seat


SEAT, n. L. sedes, situs.

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.

SEAT, v.t.

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.


SE'ATED, pp. Placed in a chair or on a bench, &c.; set; fixed; settled; established; furnished with a seat.


SE'ATING, ppr. Placing on a seat; setting; settling; furnishing with a seat; having its seats assigned to individuals, as a church.