Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that sits, especially.
  • noun A person who cares for young children when the parents are not home; a babysitter.
  • noun A person who poses or models, as for a portrait.
  • noun A brooding hen.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In cricket: An easy catch missed by a fielder.
  • noun A fielder who misses such a catch.
  • noun One who or that which sits
  • noun A brooding or incubating bird.
  • noun 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.
  • noun One who watches during the night.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who sits; esp., one who sits for a portrait or a bust.
  • noun A bird that sits or incubates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who sits e.g. for a portrait.
  • noun One employed to watch or tend something; the general form of babysitter, housesitter, petsitter, etc.
  • noun A broody hen.
  • noun A really easy scoring chance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
  • noun a domestic hen ready to brood
  • noun Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934)
  • noun an organism (person or animal) that sits
  • noun a person who poses for a painter or sculptor

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to sit + -er

Examples

  • I called sitter 2, Hazel Courteney in London, turned on the speakerphone, and allowed Sandra to introduce herself.

    The Sacred Promise

  • A young man who wants a part time after school job and applies as a baby-sitter is viewed as suspect.

    Women’s History Month « Tales from the Reading Room

  • If the sitter is good, then s/he gets more gigs, and because they're now in demand, their fees go up as well.

    Economics

  • If the sitter is good, then s/he gets more gigs, and because they're now in demand, their fees go up as well.

    adventures in babysitting

  • If the sitter is good, then s/he gets more gigs, and because they're now in demand, their fees go up as well.

    Integrity

  • If the sitter is good, then s/he gets more gigs, and because they're now in demand, their fees go up as well.

    Transparency

  • I called sitter 2, Hazel Courteney in London, turned on the speakerphone, and allowed Sandra to introduce herself.

    The Sacred Promise

  • I called sitter 2, Hazel Courteney in London, turned on the speakerphone, and allowed Sandra to introduce herself.

    The Sacred Promise

  • I called sitter 2, Hazel Courteney in London, turned on the speakerphone, and allowed Sandra to introduce herself.

    The Sacred Promise

  • If the sitter is good, then s/he gets more gigs, and because they're now in demand, their fees go up as well.

    Accountability

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