• WordNet 3.6
    • n sitter a domestic hen ready to brood
    • n sitter a person who poses for a painter or sculptor
    • n sitter a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
    • n sitter an organism (person or animal) that sits
    • n Sitter Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sitter A bird that sits or incubates.
    • Sitter One who sits; esp., one who sits for a portrait or a bust.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sitter One who or that which sits One who occupies a seat, or has a sitting posture.
    • n sitter A brooding or incubating bird.
    • n sitter One who takes a certain posture, position, or course in order to a particular end; specifically, one who poses to an artist for a portrait, bust, or the like.
    • n sitter One who watches during the night.
    • n sitter In cricket: An easy catch missed by a fielder.
    • n sitter A fielder who misses such a catch.
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    “A baby sitter is someone who watches your TV set While your kids cry themselves to sleep.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”


Fence sitter - Someone that try to support both side of an argument without committing to either is a fence sitter.


In literature:

He never adds a detail for merely pictorial purposes; and never shuffles one that concerns the personality of a sitter.
"Holbein" by Beatrice Fortescue
After getting the name of the play, Yoga Rama asked the sitter to think of a personage in that play.
"Telepathy" by W. W. Baggally
Pyarie was the most troublesome of these small sitters, though she was old enough to know better.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
For an illustration let us turn to the artist and his sitter.
"The Romance of the Soul" by Lilian Staveley
The chair for his sitters was raised eighteen inches from the floor, and turned round on castors.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
First comes the study of her sitter, and perhaps one entire sitting will be devoted to this.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
His penetration is not equal to Lotto's, but he deals with his sitters with an observation which pierces below the surface.
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
Ever since marriage with one of his sitters in 1778, when he was only twenty-two, his future had been secure.
"Raeburn" by James L. Caw
When he looked at a sitter to render his personality sincerely, that was the way he saw him.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
Do the same with a portrait and the sitter.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst

In poetry:

Vid hans sida
sitter hon och lyss till vindens saga,
skådar drömmande till månens klot;
runt omkring dem dånar vågors hot,
runt omkring dem stormens röster klaga.
"Snöfrid" by Abraham Viktor Rydberg
I have walked like a lamb by the friend, by the friend,
That stuck to my skirts like a bur;
I have borne the stale talk without end, without end,
Of the sitter whom nothing could stir.
"The Old Man Of The Sea" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Naperville baby sitter charged with killing 2 children.
Teen baby sitter killed by gunfire.
Williamston man attacked 13-year-old baby sitter.
Neaves is charged with criminal sexual conduct after his baby sitter told officials that she was attacked by Neaves.
Violent sexual predator' found working as a baby sitter in Old Orchard Beach, police say.
Hiring a sitter can be costly.
"Uncle Boonmee," "The Sitter," and "A Clockwork Orange".
Retired teacher not a sitter service.
Life sentence for suspect in baby sitter's death .
Santa Sitters hosted by East High School Sabers.
Urban Out Sitters 729 W Randolph St. 729 W Randolph 312-651-7387
CatChannel expert Jeanne Adlon, professional cat sitter, tells a reader how to help overweight cats lose weight.
Sitters Studio vs Bright Horizons.
I know that as a parent, I would prefer sitters that have taken a class like this one.
Also, young or new sitters should not watch infants….nor should they be responsible for babysitting children that will be swimming.

In science:

Witten E 1998 “Anti-de Sitter space and holography”, Adv.
Locally Sasakian Manifolds
Witten, Anti-de Sitter space and holography, Adv.
Aspects of the D=6, (2,0) Tensor Multiplet
We then introduce the different string theories and string dualities (section 3), and discuss brane solutions in string theories and the role of anti-de Sitter spaces (section 4).
Large N field theories from superstrings
This describes the direct product of a two dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime AdS2 and a 2-sphere, i.e.
Large N field theories from superstrings
The anti-de Sitter space is a maximally symmetric spacetime with constant negative curvature.
Large N field theories from superstrings