Webster's Dictionary, 1913

Search Webster
Word starts with Word or meaning contains
Sitology noun [ Greek ............ food + -logy .] A treatise on the regulation of the diet; dietetics. [ Written also sitiology .]

Sitophobia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ............ food + ............ fear.] (Medicine) A version to food; refusal to take nourishment. [ Written also sitiophobia .]

Sitten obsolete past participle of Sit , for sat .

Sitter noun
1. One who sits; esp., one who sits for a portrait or a bust.

2. A bird that sits or incubates.

Sittine adjective [ New Latin sitta the nuthatch, from Greek ..........] (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the family Sittidæ , or nuthatches.

Sitting adjective Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.

Sitting noun
1. The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.

2. A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings .

3. The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.

4. The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact business; a session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench, or of a commission.

The sitting closed in great agitation.
Macaulay.

5. The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc.

For the understanding of any one of St. Paul's Epistles I read it all through at one sitting .
Locke.

6. A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.

The male bird . . . amuses her [ the female] with his songs during the whole time of her sitting .
Addison.

Sitting room , an apartment where the members of a family usually sit, as distinguished from a drawing-room, parlor, chamber, or kitchen.

Situate (?; 135), Sit"u*a`ted adjective [ Late Latin situatus , from situare to place, from Latin situs situation, site. See Site .]
1. Having a site, situation, or location; being in a relative position; permanently fixed; placed; located; as, a town situated , or situate , on a hill or on the seashore.

2. Placed; residing.

Pleasure situate in hill and dale.
Milton.

» Situate is now less used than situated , but both are well authorized.

Situate transitive verb To place. [ R.] Landor.

Situation noun [ Late Latin situatio : confer French situation .]
1. Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site; as, a house in a pleasant situation .

2. Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.

A situation of the greatest ease and tranquillity.
Rogers.

3. Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene.

There's situation for you! there's an heroic group!
Sheridan.

4. Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government.

Syn. -- State; position; seat; site; station; post; place; office; condition; case; plight. See State .

Situs noun [ Latin , situation.] (Botany) The method in which the parts of a plant are arranged; also, the position of the parts. Henslow.

Sitz bath [ German sitzbad .] A tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture; also, a bath so taken; a hip bath.

Siva noun [ Sanskrit Civa , properly, kind, gracious.] (Hindoo Myth.) One of the triad of Hindoo gods. He is the avenger or destroyer, and in modern worship symbolizes the reproductive power of nature.

Sivan noun [ Hebrew sīvān .] The third month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year; -- supposed to correspond nearly with our month of June.

Sivatherium noun [ New Latin , from English Siva + Greek ............ a beast, an animal.] (Paleon.) A genus of very large extinct ruminants found in the Tertiary formation of India. The snout was prolonged in the form of a proboscis. The male had four horns, the posterior pair being large and branched. It was allied to the antelopes, but very much larger than any exsisting species.

Siver intransitive verb To simmer. [ Obsolete] Holland.

Sivvens noun (Medicine) See Sibbens .

Siwin noun (Zoology) Same as Sewen .

Six adjective [ Anglo-Saxon six , seox , siex ; akin to OFries. sex , Dutch zes , Old Saxon & Old High German sehs , German sechs , Icelandic , Swedish , & Danish sex , Goth. saíhs , Lithuanian szeszi , Russian sheste , Gael. & Ir. se , W. chwech , Latin sex , Greek ......, Persian shesh , Sanskrit shash . √304. Confer Hexagon , Hexameter , Samite , Senary , Sextant , Sice .] One more than five; twice three; as, six yards.

Six Nations (Ethnol.) , a confederation of North American Indians formed by the union of the Tuscaroras and the Five Nations. -- Six points circle . (Geom.) See Nine points circle , under Nine .

Six noun
1. The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects.

2. A symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI.

To be at six and seven or at sixes and sevens , to be in disorder. Bacon. Shak. Swift.

Six-footer noun One who is six feet tall. [ Colloq. U.S.]

Six-shooter noun A pistol or other firearm which can be fired six times without reloading especially, a six-chambered revolver. [ Colloq. U.S.]

Sixfold adjective [ Anglo-Saxon sixfealand .] Six times repeated; six times as much or as many.

Sixpence noun ; plural Sixpences An English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling, or about twelve cents.

Sixpenny adjective Of the value of, or costing, sixpence; as, a sixpenny loaf.

Sixscore adjective & noun [ Six + score , noun ] Six times twenty; one hundred and twenty.

Sixteen adjective [ Anglo-Saxon sixt...ne , sixt...ne . See Six , and Ten , and confer Sixty .] Six and ten; consisting of six and ten; fifteen and one more.

Sixteen noun
1. The number greater by a unit than fifteen; the sum of ten and six; sixteen units or objects.

2. A symbol representing sixteen units, as 16, or xvi.

Sixteenmo noun ; plural Sixteenmos See Sextodecimo .

Sixteenth adjective [ From Sixteen : confer Anglo-Saxon sixteó...a .]
1. Sixth after the tenth; next in order after the fifteenth.

2. Constituting or being one of sixteen equal parts into which anything is divided.

Sixteenth note (Mus.) , the sixteenth part of a whole note; a semiquaver.

Sixteenth noun
1. The quotient of a unit divided by sixteen; one of sixteen equal parts of one whole.

2. The next in order after the fifteenth; the sixth after the tenth.

3. (Mus.) An interval comprising two octaves and a second. Moore (Encyc. of Music.)

Sixth adjective [ From Six: confer Anglo-Saxon sixta , siexta .]
1. First after the fifth; next in order after the fifth.

2. Constituting or being one of six equal parts into which anything is divided.

Sixth noun
1. The quotient of a unit divided by six; one of six equal parts which form a whole.

2. The next in order after the fifth.

3. (Mus.) The interval embracing six diatonic degrees of the scale.

Sixthly adverb In the sixth place. Bacon.

Sixtieth adjective [ As. sixtiogoða , sixtigoða .]
1. Next in order after the fifty-ninth.

2. Constituting or being one one of sixty equal parts into which anything is divided.

Sixtieth noun
1. The quotient of a unit divided by sixty; one of sixty equal parts forming a whole.

2. The next in order after the fifty-ninth; the tenth after the fiftieth.

Sixty adjective [ Anglo-Saxon siextig ; akin to German sechzig , Goth. saíhs tigjus . See Six , Ten , and confer Sixteen .] Six times ten; fifty-nine and one more; threescore.

Sixty noun ; plural Sixties
1. The sum of six times ten; sixty units or objects.

2. A symbol representing sixty units, as 60, lx., or LX.

Sixty-fourth adjective Constituting or being one of sixty-four equal parts into which a thing is divided.

Sixty-fourth note (Mus.) , the sixty- fourth part of a whole note; a hemi-demi-semiquaver.

Sizable adjective
1. Of considerable size or bulk. "A sizable volume." Bp. Hurd.

2. Being of reasonable or suitable size; as, sizable timber; sizable bulk. Arbuthnot.

Sizar noun One of a body of students in the universities of Cambridge (Eng.) and Dublin, who, having passed a certain examination, are exempted from paying college fees and charges. A sizar corresponded to a servitor at Oxford.

The sizar paid nothing for food and tuition, and very little for lodging.
Macaulay.

» They formerly waited on the table at meals; but this is done away with. They were probably so called from being thus employed in distributing the size , or provisions. See 4th Size , 2.

Sizarship noun The position or standing of a sizar.

Size noun [ See Sice , and Sise .] Six.

Size noun [ OIt. sisa glue used by painters, shortened from assisa , from assidere , past participle assiso , to make to sit, to seat, to place, Latin assidere to sit down; ad + sidere to sit down, akin to sedere to sit. See Sit , intransitive verb , and confer Assize , Size bulk.]
1. A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.

2. Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.

Size transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Sized ; present participle & verbal noun Sizing .] To cover with size; to prepare with size.

Size noun [ Abbrev. from assize . See Assize , and confer Size glue.]
1. A settled quantity or allowance. See Assize . [ Obsolete] "To scant my sizes ." Shak.

2. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; -- corresponding to battel at Oxford.

3. Extent of superficies or volume; bulk; bigness; magnitude; as, the size of a tree or of a mast; the size of a ship or of a rock.

4. Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size .

Men of a less size and quality.
L'Estrange.

The middling or lower size of people.
Swift.

5. A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale.

6. An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, -- used for ascertaining the size of pearls. Knight.

Size roll , a small piese of parchment added to a roll. -- Size stick , a measuring stick used by shoemakers for ascertaining the size of the foot.

Syn. -- Dimension; bigness; largeness; greatness; magnitude.

Size transitive verb
1. To fix the standard of. "To size weights and measures." [ R.] Bacon.

2. To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk. Specifically: (a) (Mil.) To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature. (b) (Mining) To sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.

3. To swell; to increase the bulk of. Beau. & Fl.

4. (Mech.) To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting.

To size up , to estimate or ascertain the character and ability of. See 4th Size , 4. [ Slang, U.S.]

We had to size up our fellow legislators.
The Century.

Size intransitive verb
1. To take greater size; to increase in size.

Our desires give them fashion, and so,
As they wax lesser, fall, as they size , grow.
Donne.

2. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.

Sized adjective
1. Adjusted according to size.

2. Having a particular size or magnitude; -- chiefly used in compounds; as, large- sized ; common- sized .

Sizel noun Same as Scissel , 2.