American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that sits, especially:
- n. A person who cares for young children when the parents are not home; a babysitter.
- n. A person who poses or models, as for a portrait.
- n. A brooding hen.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which sits One who occupies a seat, or has a sitting posture.
- n. A brooding or incubating bird.
- n. 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. One who watches during the night.
- n. In cricket: An easy catch missed by a fielder.
- n. A fielder who misses such a catch.
- n. Someone who sits e.g. for a portrait.
- n. One employed to watch or tend something; the general form of babysitter, housesitter, petsitter, etc.
- n. A broody hen.
- n. A really easy scoring chance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who sits; esp., one who sits for a portrait or a bust.
- n. A bird that sits or incubates.
- n. a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
- n. a domestic hen ready to brood
- n. Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934)
- n. an organism (person or animal) that sits
- n. a person who poses for a painter or sculptor
- to sit + -er (Wiktionary)
“If the sitter is good, then s/he gets more gigs, and because they're now in demand, their fees go up as well.”
“I called sitter 2, Hazel Courteney in London, turned on the speakerphone, and allowed Sandra to introduce herself.”
“A young man who wants a part time after school job and applies as a baby-sitter is viewed as suspect.”
“Yes Roger, "shelf-sitter" is exactly what I'm getting at.”
“The sitter is Sue Tilley and she sat for Freud over a four year period.”
“The sitter is Mrs Kitty Godley, the first wife of the painter Lucian Freud.”
“After my appointment is confirmed, I call the sitter, then place the phone in its cradle, turning the ringer off.”
“A bit nervy, too, given that the sitter is imitating the greatest paramour of all time.”
“If your child is a baby sitter, give her a code word and let her know she should use it if she needs you to give her a ride home with no questions asked, says Cossette-Bauer.”
“I know I don't speak for every wife, but I know about, well, 100% of the time I'm the one calling the sitter and making dinner reservations.”
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Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
person who; thing or action; repeatedly; comparative degree
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