take one's seat

take one's seat
take one's seat
To take up one's allocated place, esp in Parliament
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Main Entry:seat

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sit down, typically in a seat assigned to one

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • seat — I. noun Etymology: Middle English sete, from Old Norse sæti; akin to Old English gesete seat, sittan to sit Date: 13th century 1. a. a special chair of one in eminence; also the status represented by it b. a chair, stool, or bench intended to be… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seat — seat1 W1S2 [si:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(place to sit)¦ 2¦(official position)¦ 3¦(part of a chair)¦ 4 baby/child/car seat 5 seat of government/power 6 seat of learning 7¦(clothes)¦ 8 take a back seat (to somebody/something) 9 on the edge of your seat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seat — seat1 [ sit ] noun *** ▸ 1 something you can sit on ▸ 2 place on committee etc. ▸ 3 main place/building ▸ 4 clothing covering bottom ▸ 5 position on horse ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count something you can sit on: Some of the vans have leather seats. The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seat — [[t]si͟ːt[/t]] ♦♦ seats, seating, seated 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 …   English dictionary

  • take — [c]/teɪk / (say tayk) verb (took, taken, taking) –verb (t) 1. to get into one s hands or possession by force or artifice. 2. to seize, catch, or capture. 3. to grasp, grip or hold. 4. to get into one s hold, possession, control, etc., by one s… …  

  • seat — n. & v. n. 1 a thing made or used for sitting on; a chair, stool, saddle, etc. 2 the buttocks. 3 the part of the trousers etc. covering the buttocks. 4 the part of a chair etc. on which the sitter s weight directly rests. 5 a place for one person …   Useful english dictionary

  • seat — See: BACK SEAT DRIVER, FLY BY THE SEAT OF ONE S PANTS, HOT SEAT, JUDGMENT SEAT, TAKE A BACK SEAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • seat — See: BACK SEAT DRIVER, FLY BY THE SEAT OF ONE S PANTS, HOT SEAT, JUDGMENT SEAT, TAKE A BACK SEAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • seat — See: backseat driver, fly by the seat of one s pants, hot seat, judgment seat, take a back seat …   Словарь американских идиом

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