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seat

  
  ( seats    plural & 3rd person present)   ( seating    present participle)   ( seated    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A seat is an object that you can sit on, for example a chair.  
Stephen returned to his seat..., Ann could remember sitting in the back seat of their car.     
2       n-count   The seat of a chair is the part that you sit on.  
The stool had a torn, red plastic seat.     
3       verb   If you seatyourself somewhere, you sit down.  
WRITTEN   He waved towards a chair, and seated himself at the desk.      V pron-refl  
...a portrait of one of his favourite models seated on an elegant sofa.      V-ed  
4       verb   A building or vehicle that seats a particular number of people has enough seats for that number.  
The Theatre seats 570.      V amount  
5       n-sing   Theseatof a piece of clothing is the part that covers your bottom.  
usu the N of n  
Then he got up and brushed off the seat of his jeans.     
6       n-count   When someone is elected to a parliament, congress, or senate, you can say that they, or their party, have won a seat.  
Independent candidates won the majority of seats on the local council., ...a Maryland Republican who lost his seat.     
7       n-count   If someone has a seat on the board of a company or on a committee, they are a member of it.  
He has been unsuccessful in his attempt to win a seat on the board of the company.     
8       n-count   The seat of an organization, a wealthy family, or an activity is its base.  
with supp  
Gunfire broke out early this morning around the seat of government in Lagos.     
9   
    deep-seated  
    hot seat  
10    If you take a back seat, you allow other people to have all the power and to make all the decisions.  
take a back seat      phrase   V inflects  
You need to take a back seat and think about both past and future...     
11    If you take a seat, you sit down.  
FORMAL  
take a seat      phrase   V and N inflect  
`Take a seat,' he said in a bored tone..., Rachel smiled at him as they took their seats on opposite sides of the table.     
12   
    in the driving seat  
    driving seat  
    by the seat of your pants  
    pants  


back-seat driver        ( back-seat drivers    plural  ) , backseat driver  
1       n-count   If you refer to a passenger in a car as a back-seat driver, they annoy you because they constantly give you advice.,   (disapproval)   
2       n-count   If you refer to someone, especially a politician, as a back-seat driver, you disapprove of them because they try to influence a situation that does not concern them.,   (disapproval)    They accused the former prime minister of being a backseat driver.     
booster seat        ( booster seats    plural  ) , booster cushion   A booster seat or a booster cushion is a special seat which allows a small child to sit in a higher position, for example at a table or in a car.      n-count  
bucket seat        ( bucket seats    plural  ) A bucket seat is a seat for one person in a car or aeroplane which has rounded sides that partly enclose and support the body.      n-count  
catbird seat     
If you say that someone is in the catbird seat, you think that their situation is very good.  
  (AM)  
INFORMAL  
in the catbird seat      phrase   v-link PHR  
If he had not been hurt, his team would be sitting in the catbird seat.     
country seat        ( country seats    plural  ) A country seat is a large house with land in the country which is owned by someone who also owns a house in a town.      n-count  
His family have a country seat in Oxfordshire.     
county seat        ( county seats    plural  ) A county seat is the same as a county town.  
  (AM)      n-count  
driver's seat  
1       n-sing   In a vehicle such as a car or a bus, thedriver's seat is the seat where the person who is driving sits.  
usu the N  
2    If you say that someone is in the driver's seat, you mean that they are in control in a situation.  
in the driver's seat      phrase   v-link PHR, PHR after v  
Now he knows he's in the driver's seat and can wait for a better deal.     
driving seat  
1       n-sing   In a vehicle such as a car or a bus, thedriving seat is the seat where the person who is driving the vehicle sits.  
usu the N   (=driver's seat)  
He got into the driving seat and started the engine.     
2    If you say that someone is in the driving seat, you mean that they are in control in a situation.  
in the driving seat      phrase   usu v-link PHR, PHR after v  
At 69 he is as firmly in the driving seat of the company as ever.     
ejector seat        ( ejector seats    plural  ) An ejector seat is a special seat which can throw the pilot out of a fast military aircraft in an emergency.      n-count  
hot seat     
If you are inthe hot seat, you are responsible for making important and difficult decisions.  
INFORMAL  
the hot seat      phrase   usu in/into PHR  
He is to remain in the hot seat as chief executive.     
safe seat        ( safe seats    plural  ) In politics, a safe seat is an area in which the candidate from one particular party nearly always wins by a large number of votes.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
The constituency I live in is a safe Labour seat.     
seat belt        ( seat belts    plural  ) , seatbelt   A seat belt is a strap attached to a seat in a car or an aircraft. You fasten it across your body in order to prevent yourself being thrown out of the seat if there is a sudden movement.      n-count   (=safety belt)  
The fact I was wearing a seat belt saved my life.     
seat of learning        ( seats of learning    plural  ) People sometimes refer to a university or a similar institution as a seat of learning.  
WRITTEN      n-count  
...one department of that great seat of learning.     
window seat        ( window seats    plural  )
1       n-count   A window seat is a seat which is fixed to the wall underneath a window in a room.  
2       n-count   On a train, bus, or aeroplane, a window seat is a seat next to a window.  
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seat

  

      n  
1    bench, chair, pew, settle, stall, stool, throne  
2    axis, capital, centre, cradle, headquarters, heart, hub, location, place, site, situation, source, station  
3    base, bed, bottom, cause, footing, foundation, ground, groundwork  
4    abode, ancestral hall, house, mansion, residence  
5    chair, constituency, incumbency, membership, place  
      vb  
6    accommodate, cater for, contain, have room or capacity for, hold, sit, take  
7    deposit, fix, install, locate, place, set, settle, sit  

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