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sit·ter

 (sĭt′ər)
n.
1. One that sits, especially:
a. A person who cares for young children when the parents are not home; a babysitter.
b. A person who poses or models, as for a portrait.
2. A brooding hen.
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sitter

(ˈsɪtə)
n
1. a person or animal that sits
2. (Art Terms) a person who is posing for his or her portrait to be painted, carved, etc
3. (Zoology) a broody hen or other bird that is sitting on its eggs to hatch them
4. (in combination) a person who looks after a specified person or thing for someone else: flat-sitter.
5. short for baby-sitter
6. (Alternative Belief Systems) anyone, other than the medium, taking part in a seance
7. anything that is extremely easy, such as an easy catch in cricket

Sitter

(ˈsɪtə)
n
(Biography) Willem de (ˈwɪləm də). 1872–1934, Dutch astronomer, who calculated the size of the universe and conceived of it as expanding
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sit•ter

(ˈsɪt ər)

n.
1. a person who sits.
2. a brooding hen.
3. a person who baby-sits; baby-sitter.
4. a person who provides temporary or part-time care, as for a pet whose owner is away.
[1300–50]

Sit•ter

(ˈsɪt ər)

n.
Willem de, 1872–1934, Dutch astronomer and mathematician.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sitter - Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934)
2.sitter - an organism (person or animal) that sits
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
stander - an organism (person or animal) that stands; "a crowd of sitters and standers"
3.sitter - a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not homesitter - a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
keeper - someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?"
4.sitter - a person who poses for a painter or sculptorsitter - a person who poses for a painter or sculptor
poser, model - a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
5.sitter - a domestic hen ready to brood
biddy, hen - adult female chicken
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Translations
من يَجْلِس أمام الرسّام لِيُصَوِّرَه
hlídač-ka dětímodel
babysitteren
barnapíafyrirsæta
opatrovateľ
çocuk bakıcımodelpoz veren

sitter

[ˈsɪtəʳ] N
1. (Art) → modelo mf
2. (= babysitter) → babysitter mf, canguro mf (Sp)
3.cosa f fácil
it was a sitter (Sport) → fue un gol que se canta
you missed a sittererraste un tiro de lo más fácil
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sitter

[ˈsɪtər] n
(for painter)modèle m
(= babysitter) → baby-sitter mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sitter

n (Art) → Modell nt; (= baby-sitter)Babysitter(in) m(f); (= bird)brütender Vogel; (Sport sl) → todsicherer Ball (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sitter

[ˈsɪtəʳ] n (Art) → modello/a (also babysitter) → baby-sitter m/f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sit

(sit) present participle sitting: past tense, past participle sat (sӕt) verb
1. to (cause to) rest on the buttocks; to (cause to) be seated. He likes sitting on the floor; They sat me in the chair and started asking questions.
2. to lie or rest; to have a certain position. The parcel is sitting on the table.
3. (with on) to be an official member of (a board, committee etc). He sat on several committees.
4. (of birds) to perch. An owl was sitting in the tree by the window.
5. to undergo (an examination).
6. to take up a position, or act as a model, in order to have one's picture painted or one's photograph taken. She is sitting for a portrait/photograph.
7. (of a committee, parliament etc) to be in session. Parliament sits from now until Christmas.
ˈsitter noun
1. a person who poses for a portrait etc.
2. a baby-sitter.
ˈsitting noun
a period of continuous action, meeting etc. I read the whole book at one sitting; The committee were prepared for a lengthy sitting.
ˈsit-in noun
an occupation of a building etc by protesters. The students staged a sit-in.
ˈsitting-room noun
a room used mainly for sitting in.
sitting target, sitting duck
someone or something that is in an obvious position to be attacked. If they're reducing staff, he's a sitting target.
sit back
to rest and take no part in an activity. He just sat back and let it all happen.
sit down
to (cause to) take a seat, take a sitting position. Let's sit down over here; He sat the child down on the floor.
sit out
1. to remain seated during a dance. Let's sit (this one) out.
2. to remain inactive and wait until the end of. They'll try to sit out the crisis.
sit tight
to keep the same position or be unwilling to move or act. The best thing to do is to sit tight and see if things improve.
sit up
1. to rise to a sitting position. Can the patient sit up?
2. to remain awake, not going to bed. I sat up until 3 a.m. waiting for you!
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References in classic literature ?
I indignantly deny that I or my wife ever presumed to see your Lordship's name as a means of recommendation to sitters without your permission.
The market for "sitters" was glutted that afternoon, however, and there was no place for Jurgis.
The accommodation, provided for passengers waiting at this Junction, was distinctly inadequate--a single wooden bench, apparently intended for three sitters only: and even this was already partially occupied by a very old man, in a smock frock, who sat, with rounded shoulders and drooping head, and with hands clasped on the top of his stick so as to make a sort of pillow for that wrinkled face with its look of patient weariness.
Still, ugly as she was, I felt a pang of jealousy as I noticed the familiarly affectionate action by which the artist (with the permission of his sitters, of course) had connected the two figures in a group.
The poet does not wait for the hero or the sage, but, as they act and think primarily, so he writes primarily what will and must be spoken, reckoning the others, though primaries also, yet, in respect to him, secondaries and servants; as sitters or models in the studio of a painter, or as assistants who bring building materials to an architect.
But I have nobody to start me; no sitter to give me a first chance; nothing in my pocket but three-and-sixpence; and nothing in my mind but a doubt whether I shall struggle on a little longer, or end it immediately in the Thames.
That was not her real name, but by that she was distinguished at Gravier's to emphasise the picture's beauty notwithstanding the somewhat revolting peculiarity of the sitter's appearance.
"Harry," said Basil Hallward, looking him straight in the face, "every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion.
Jemima Puddle-duck said that it was because of her nerves; but she had always been a bad sitter.
He had no net, hook, or line, and he could not be a fisherman; his boat had no cushion for a sitter, no paint, no inscription, no appliance beyond a rusty boathook and a coil of rope, and he could not be a waterman; his boat was too crazy and too small to take in cargo for delivery, and he could not be a lighterman or river-carrier; there was no clue to what he looked for, but he looked for something, with a most intent and searching gaze.
This brought them to the fireside, where the easy-chair was drawn cosily up, and the tea things stood ready to the sitter's elbow, the very sugar in the cup.
Those two should pull a pair of oars, we settled, and I would steer; our charge would be sitter, and keep quiet; as speed was not our object, we should make way enough.