Definition of sitting noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɪtɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪtɪŋ//
    Staying in a hotel
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  1. 1a period of time during which a court or a parliament deals with its business late-night sittings in the House of Commons
  2. 2a time when a meal is served in a hotel, etc. to a number of people at the same time A hundred people can be served at one sitting (= at the same time). See related entries: Staying in a hotel
  3. 3a period of time that a person spends sitting and doing an activity I read the book in one sitting.
  4. 4a period of time when somebody sits or stands to have their picture painted or be photographed It took three sittings to complete the portrait.
  5. Extra examples Dinner will be served in three sittings. He rarely attends sittings of the House of Lords. We asked to be put down for the second sitting of dinner.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sitting