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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
seat
n
  1. a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place"
    Synonym(s): seat, place
  2. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
    Synonym(s): buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass
  3. furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
  4. any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
  5. a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
  6. the location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based; "the brain is said to be the seat of reason"
  7. the legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body; "he was elected to a seat in the Senate"
  8. a part of a machine that supports or guides another part
  9. the cloth covering for the buttocks; "the seat of his pants was worn through"
v
  1. show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
    Synonym(s): seat, sit, sit down
  2. be able to seat; "The theater seats 2,000"
  3. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
    Synonym(s): induct, invest, seat
  4. put a seat on a chair
  5. provide with seats; "seat a concert hall"
  6. place or attach firmly in or on a base; "seat the camera on the tripod"
  7. place in or on a seat; "the mother seated the toddler on the high chair"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Seat \Seat\, n. [OE. sete, Icel. s[91]ti; akin to Sw. s[84]te,
      Dan. s[91]de, MHG. s[amac]ze, AS. set, setl, and E. sit.
      [root]154. See {Sit}, and cf. {Settle}, n.]
      1. The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything
            made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool,
            saddle, or the like.
  
                     And Jesus . . . overthrew the tables of the money
                     changers, and the seats of them that sold doves.
                                                                              --Matt. xxi.
                                                                              12.
  
      2. The place occupied by anything, or where any person or
            thing is situated, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a
            station; a post; a situation.
  
                     Where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is.
                                                                              --Rev. ii. 13.
  
                     He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat
                     committeth himself to prison.            --Bacon.
  
                     A seat of plenty, content, and tranquillity.
                                                                              --Macaulay.
  
      3. That part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the seat
            of a chair or saddle; the seat of a pair of pantaloons.
  
      4. A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate place of
            sitting; as, a seat in a church; a seat for the season in
            the opera house.
  
      5. Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
  
                     She had so good a seat and hand she might be trusted
                     with any mount.                                 --G. Eliot.
  
      6. (Mach.) A part or surface on which another part or surface
            rests; as, a valve seat.
  
      {Seat worm} (Zo[94]l.), the pinworm.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Seat \Seat\, v. i.
      To rest; to lie down. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Seat \Seat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Seating}.]
      1. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat
            one's self.
  
                     The guests were no sooner seated but they entered
                     into a warm debate.                           --Arbuthnot.
  
      2. To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like;
            to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
  
                     Thus high . . . is King Richard seated. --Shak.
  
                     They had seated themselves in New Guiana. --Sir W.
                                                                              Raleigh.
  
      3. To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting
            to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church.
  
      4. To fix; to set firm.
  
                     From their foundations, loosening to and fro, They
                     plucked the seated hills.                  --Milton.
  
      5. To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a
            country. [Obs.] --W. Stith.
  
      6. To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair.
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