seat significado, seat definición | diccionario de inglés definición



  ( 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.     
    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.  
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.     
    in the driving seat  
    driving seat  
    by the seat of your 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.  
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.  
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 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.  
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  



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  
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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