sit englannista suomeksi
olla vahtina jllek, valvoa jkta, vahtia
olla, sijaita, seistä
To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and supported by the buttocks.
1460-1500, ''The Towneley Plays''ː
- He is so fair, without lease, he seems full well to sit on this.
''After a long day of walking, it was good just to sit and relax.''
To move oneself into such a position.
''I asked him to sit.''
To occupy a given position.
''The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries.''
2019, VOA Learning English (public domain)
- The Yellow Sea sits between the Korean Peninsula and China.
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To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
- And Moses said to (..) the children of Reuben, Shall your brothren go to war, and shall ye sit here?
(RQ:Shakespeare Love's Labour's Lost)
To be a member of a deliberative body.
''I currently sit on a standards committee.''
Of a legislative or, especially, a judicial body such as a court, to be in session.
''In what city is the circuit court sitting for this session.''
To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh.
(RQ:Taylor Holy Living)
To be adjusted; to fit.
''Your new coat sits well.''
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 4-2)
To be accepted or acceptable; to work.
''How will this new contract sit with the workers?''
''I don’t think it will sit well.''
''The violence in these video games sits awkwardly with their stated aim of educating children.''
''Sit him in front of the TV and he might watch for hours.''
To accommodate in seats; to seat.
''The dining room table sits eight comfortably.''
''I'm going to sit for them on Thursday.''
''I need to find someone to sit my kids on Friday evening for four hours.''
1980, Stephen King, ''The Mist''
- I saw (..) Mrs. Turman, who sometimes sat Billy when Steff and I went out (..)
To take, to undergo or complete (an examination or test).
(senseid) To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
- The partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not.
To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of oneself made, such as a picture or a bust.
''I'm sitting for a painter this evening.''
To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.
(RQ:Selden Table Tal)
- like a good miller that knows how to grind, which way soever the wind sits
(RQ:Scott Guy Mannering)
*1790, (w), ''Dangers of Coquetry'', vol. I, ch. 5:
- Louisa, who (..) had but ill born the commencement of this conversation, could sit it no longer, and hastily throwing up the sash, complained of the intense heat of the room.
(quote-book) In mid-afternoon at 1600: “Sit is getting worse; need help badly,” “have considerable number of wounded that are unable to evacuate.”
to (l); to be in a sitting position (gloss)
to (l); to (l) to move into a sitting position
to (l), to (l)
(inflection of) (be)
- Sit nomen tuum Deus Israhel benedictum in saecula. (Be thy name, O God of Israel, blessed for ever.)
(qualifier)'' (lv-inflection of)
site of a city