seating

Definitions

  • Showing the seating and a quarter section of the underlying chambers
    Showing the seating and a quarter section of the underlying chambers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seating the service of ushering people to their seats
    • n seating an area that includes places where several people can sit "there is seating for 40 students in this classroom"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing seating and steps; showing arches Showing seating and steps; showing arches
Seated at the table Seated at the table
Kiln Door Construction. Doors Seated. Wood Construction Kiln Door Construction. Doors Seated. Wood Construction
Kiln Door Construction. Doors Seated. Fire-proof Construction Kiln Door Construction. Doors Seated. Fire-proof Construction
A seated man smokes and forms a letter C A seated man smokes and forms a letter C
Isolde, seated on a sham rock, awaiting the coming of her lover. Alas! all ends unharpily Isolde, seated on a sham rock, awaiting the coming of her lover. Alas! all ends unharpily
I amused myself by dropping gingerbread nuts over the seat I amused myself by dropping gingerbread nuts over the seat
Catharine stands behind the seated king Catharine stands behind the seated king

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1953, racecar driver Tim Flock raced at Nascar with a monkey in the seat beside him
    • Seating The act of making seats; also, the material for making seats; as, cane seating .
    • Seating The act of providing with a seat or seats; as, the seating of an audience.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate
    • n seating The act of placing on a seat; the act of furnishing with a seat or seats.
    • n seating Textile material made for upholstering the seats of chairs, sofas, and the like; especially, haircloth.
    • n seating plural In mech., collectively, the various fitted supports of the parts of a structure or of a machine.
    • n seating In ship-building, that part of the floor which rests on the keel.
    • n seating In iron ship-building, a foundation or support built up of plates and angle-bars for the machinery in the interior of a vessel: as, an engine-seating; a boiler-seating.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest wedding chapel in Las Vegas is the Viva Las Vegas Chapel, which can seat 100 people
    • Seating the act of furnishing with seats: haircloth: in shipbuilding, that part of the floor which rests on the keel
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Quotations

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    “It's only the view from where you sit that makes you feel defeat. Life is full of many aisles, so why don't you change your seat?”
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    “If you stand up to be counted, someone will take your seat.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.”
  • Walter Winchell
    Walter Winchell
    “Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.”
  • Paul Little
    Paul Little
    “The Holy Spirit can't save saints or seats. If we don't know any non-Christians, how can we introduce them to the Savior?”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    “To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat.”

Idioms

Bums on seats - The people who have paid to watch a performance are bums on seats.
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By the seat of your pants - If you do something by the seat of your pants, you achieve something, but only by a narrow margin or do something without advance preparation.
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Fly by the seat of one's pants - If you fly by the seat of one's pants, you do something difficult even though you don't have the experience or training required.
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In the catbird seat - (USA) If someone is in the catbird seat, they are in an advantageous or superior position.
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In the driver's seat - If you are in the driver's seat, you are in charge of something or in control of a situation.
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In the hot seat - If someone's in the hot seat, they are the target for a lot of unwelcome criticism and examination.
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Ringside seat - If you have a ringside seat, you can observe something from a very close and clear position.
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Take a back seat - If you take a back seat to something or someone, you are surbordinate.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sǽt, an ambush—sittan, to seat; or more prob. Ice. sæti, a seat—sat, pa.t. of sitja, to sit.

Usage

In literature:

The little man smiled his thanks, seated himself with a sigh of content and ordered coffee from a passing waiter.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It was covered with clapboards and furnished with puncheon seats.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
Silence fell on the group as the Chemist seated himself and covered his face with his hands.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
When Tom Rogers at length awoke, he found the captain, Doctor Locock (the surgeon), and the first mate seated at dinner.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Green was seated opposite to him, discussing the progress they had made.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
The three afterward were seated in Hyde Park.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
In the mean time the courier asked Rollo to step in and take a seat.
"Rollo in Switzerland" by Jacob Abbott
The rest of the guests, who are not seated at the bridal table, find their seats as they choose, with friends, no place cards being used.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
They seated themselves at the lower end of the pew and Mr. Grant took his seat at the head.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Four Chairs, with black leather seats.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
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In poetry:

We lay beneath a spreading oak,
Beside a mossy seat;
And from the turf a fountain broke
And gurgled at our feet.
"The Fountain" by William Wordsworth
Grief held me silent in my seat;
I neither moved nor smiled:
Joy held her silent at my feet,
My shining lily-child.
"Sympathy" by George MacDonald
O happy souls! O glorious state
Of overflowing grace!
To dwell so near their Father's seat,
And see his lovely face!
"Hymn 143" by Isaac Watts
Now we may bow before his feet,
And venture near the Lord;
No fiery cherub guards his seat,
Nor double-flaming sword.
"Hymn 108" by Isaac Watts
"Princess, on that far window-seat,
Go, sit thee down and wait,
While I ask nursie for a sheet,
Or maybe six or eight."
"The Two Bears" by Carolyn Wells
Attending angels shout for joy,
And the bright armies sing,
"Mortals, behold! the sacred seat
Of your descending King."
"Hymn 10" by Noah Calwell W Cannon

In news:

Three council seats are open, with two three-year seats and one one-year seat.
Seat donation programs also will be adjusted for select seating at men's basketball and hockey games.
Democratic US Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, who filled the seat when Hillary Rodham Clinton was picked as secretary of state in 2008, has won the seat sought by Republican contender Wendy Long.
Rhonda L Mize filed for Seat 3 in Springer and incumbent Suzanne Goode filed for Seat 3 in Wilson.
They needed a single seat stroller to replace the double seat stroller they previously had.
127, $64.50, $54.50, $44.50 and $27, available through Select-A-Seat outlets, online at www.selectaseat.com or by calling 316-755-SEAT.
The Honolulu-based airline says it's now using 294-seat Airbus A330 airplanes on the route instead of the 264-seat Boeing 767 jets.
Multi-venue, multi-purpose Biwako Hall in Otsu City, Japan recently upgraded its speaker management systems, installing five Dolby® Lake® Processors in the 1,848-seat Main Theatre with another five units in a smaller 804-seat theatre.
The Honolulu -based airline says it's now using 294-seat Airbus A330 airplanes on the route instead of the 264-seat Boeing 767 jets.
Police said his daughter Addy was on a seat on the front deck of the mower back in May The seat was not attached to the mower.
Luxury interior pack (includes 14-way, adjustable power front seats, Oxford leather seat trim, heated and cooled front seats, 20-inch alloy wheels) $4,370.
The FAA says a Texoma company's seats are to blame for seat malfunctions on recent American Airlines flights.
The seating replaces dozens of removable plastic seats that were set out on concrete for shows and then stored away between performances.
Follow along as we improve the interior of our Project C5X 2000 Chevrolet Corvette by re-covering the OEM seats with custom C5 seat covers from Mid America Motorworks.
Using the new seat -selection system, fans can preview individual seat availability and make selections online.
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In science:

Uniformly random attachment appears, for instance, if people choose random seats and strike up conversations with their neighbors, or are assigned to random classrooms; random attachment also occurs, by design, in some peer-to-peer protocols.
Topological phase transition in a network model with preferential attachment and node removal
When I sat on the chair earlier and I felt a little of the heat that came from my "pre-seated" it grazed me a little.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
Combining these results, we see that we have the following construction for the customer seating patterns.
Clusters and features from combinatorial stochastic processes
It is attributed to a seated goddess who accepts the offerings of the worshippers.
Optimization in Differentiable Manifolds in Order to Determine the Method of Construction of Prehistoric Wall-Paintings
It is clear thus that it is important to understand the role of oxygen vacancies in doping the Cu-O planes, which are widely believed to be the seat of superconductivity.
Different doping from apical and planar oxygen vacancies in Ba$_{2}$CuO$_{4-\delta}$ and La$_{2}$CuO$_{4-\delta}$
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