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 for Sit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sit \Sit\,
     obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sat({Sate">Sit \Sit\, v. i. [imp. Sat({Sate, archaic); p. p. Sat
     ({Sitten, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Sitting.] [OE. sitten,
     AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G.
     sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde,
     Goth. sitan, Russ. sidiete, L. sedere, Gr. ???, Skr. sad.
     Assess,{Assize">[root]154. Cf. Assess,{Assize, Cathedral, Chair,
     Dissident, Excise, Insidious, Possess, Reside,
     Sanhedrim, Seance, Seat, n., Sedate, 4th Sell,
     Siege, Session, Set, v. t., Sizar, Size,
     1. To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the
        trunk of the body; -- said of human beings, and sometimes
        of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on
        the ground.
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              And he came and took the book put of the right hand
              of him that sate upon the seat.       --Bible (1551)
                                                    (Rev. v. 7.)
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              I pray you, jest, sir, as you sit at dinner. --Shak.
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     2. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a
        branch, pole, etc.
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     3. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest
        in any position or condition.
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              And Moses said to . . . the children of Reuben,
              Shall your brothren go to war, and shall ye sit
              here?                                 --Num. xxxii.
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              Like a demigod here sit I in the sky. --Shak.
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     4. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as,
        a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
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              The calamity sits heavy on us.        --Jer. Taylor.
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     5. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sits well or ill.
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              This new and gorgeous garment, majesty,
              Sits not so easy on me as you think.  --Shak.
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     6. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit;
        -- used impersonally. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     7. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood;
        to incubate.
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              As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them
              not.                                  --Jer. xvii.
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     8. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a
        relative position; to have direction.
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              Like a good miller that knows how to grind, which
              way soever the wind sits.             --Selden.
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              Sits the wind in that quarter?        --Sir W.
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     9. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body;
        as, to sit in Congress.
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     10. To hold a session; to be in session for official
         business; -- said of legislative assemblies, courts,
         etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit
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     11. To take a position for the purpose of having some
         artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture
         or a bust; as, to sit to a painter.
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     To sit at, to rest under; to be subject to. [Obs.] "A
        farmer can not husband his ground so well if he sit at a
        great rent". --Bacon.
     To sit at meat or To sit at table, to be at table for
     To sit down.
         (a) To place one's self on a chair or other seat; as, to
             sit down when tired.
         (b) To begin a siege; as, the enemy sat down before the
         (c) To settle; to fix a permanent abode. --Spenser.
         (d) To rest; to cease as satisfied. "Here we can not sit
             down, but still proceed in our search." --Rogers.
     To sit for a fellowship, to offer one's self for
        examination with a view to obtaining a fellowship. [Eng.
     To sit out.
         (a) To be without engagement or employment. [Obs.] --Bp.
         (b) To outstay.
         (c) To elect not to participate in, as a dance or a hand
             of cards.
     To sit under, to be under the instruction or ministrations
        of; as, to sit under a preacher; to sit under good
     To sit up, to rise from, or refrain from, a recumbent
        posture or from sleep; to sit with the body upright; as,
        to sit up late at night; also, to watch; as, to sit up
        with a sick person. "He that was dead sat up, and began to
        speak." --Luke vii. 15.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sit \Sit\, v. t.
     1. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse
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              Hardly the muse can sit the headstrong horse.
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     2. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish
        a seat to; -- used reflexively.
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              They sat them down to weep.           --Milton.
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              Sit you down, father; rest you.       --Shak.
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     3. To suit (well or ill); to become. [Obs. or R.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be seated [syn: sit, sit down] [ant: lie, stand,
           stand up]
      2: be around, often idly or without specific purpose; "The
         object sat in the corner"; "We sat around chatting for
         another hour" [syn: sit, sit around]
      3: take a seat [syn: sit down, sit] [ant: arise, get up,
         rise, stand up, uprise]
      4: be in session; "When does the court of law sit?"
      5: assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the
         woman who posed for Leonardo so often" [syn: model, pose,
         sit, posture]
      6: sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while
         controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you
         ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
         [syn: ride, sit]
      7: be located or situated somewhere; "The White House sits on
         Pennsylvania Avenue"
      8: work or act as a baby-sitter; "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I
         have too much homework to do" [syn: baby-sit, sit]
      9: show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next
         to Mrs. Smith" [syn: seat, sit, sit down]
      10: serve in a specific professional capacity; "the priest sat
          for confession"; "she sat on the jury"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "sit":
     be gravid, be knocked up, be pregnant, be seated, be with child,
     breed, brood, bum around, call together, carry, carry young, clock,
     convene, convoke, cover, do nothing, ensconce, gestate, goof off,
     hang around, hatch, hold a meeting, hold a session, idle, incubate,
     install, laze, lazy, lie around, loaf, loiter about, loll around,
     lollop around, lounge, lounge around, meet, mooch around, moon,
     moon around, open, perch, posture, remain seated, rest, roost,
     seat, set, settle, sit around, sit down, slouch, slouch around,
     squat, stand around, summon

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         institut fuer SIchere Telekommunikation (GMD, org.)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      (filename extension: .sit) A file
     archiving and compression utility, developed by Aladdin
     Systems, Inc..  Stuffit was originally developed for the
     Macintosh and is still the Mac standard tool for compression
     and archiving (compressing multiple files into one).  Stuffit
     is now also available for Microsoft Windows and Linux.
     Compared to the standard Windows tool, WinZip, it is faster
     and gives better compression.
     Stuffit archives can be extracted with Stuffit Expander.
     http://stuffit.com/)">Stuffit Home (http://stuffit.com/).

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