Dictionary: SITH – SIXTH'LY

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SITH, adv. [Sax. sith, siththan.]

Since; in later times. [Obs.] – Spenser.

SITHE, n.1

Time. [Obs.] – Spenser.

SITHE, n.2 [or v. See SYTHE.]

SITH'ENCE, or SITH'ES, adv. [Sax. siththan.]

Since; in later times. [Obs.] – Spenser.

SIT'TER, n. [from sit.]

  1. One that sits. The Turks are great sitters. – Bacon.
  2. A bird that sits or incubates. – Mortimer.


  1. The posture of being on a seat.
  2. The act of placing one's self on a seat; as, a sitting down.
  3. The act or time of resting in a posture for painter to take the likeness. For a portrait, six or seven sittings may be required.
  4. A session; the actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact business; as, a sitting of the judges of the king's bench; a sitting of the house of commons; during the sitting a the supreme court.
  5. An uninterrupted application to business or study for a time; course of study unintermitted. For the understanding of any one of Paul's epistles, I read it through at one sitting. – Locke.
  6. A time for which one sits, as at play, at work, or on a visit. – Dryden.
  7. Incubation; a resting on eggs for hatching; as fowls. The male bird amuses the female with his songs, during the whole time of her sitting. Addison.

SIT'TING, ppr.

  1. Resting on the buttocks, or on the feet, as fowls; incubating; brooding; being in the actual exercise of authority, or being assembled for that purpose.
  2. adj. In botany, sessile, i. e. without petiole, peduncle or pedicel, &c.

SIT'U-ATE, a. [Fr. situer; It. situare, situato; Sp. situar; from L. situs, sedeo.]

  1. Placed, with respect to any other object; as, a town situate on a hill or on the sea shore.
  2. Placed; consisting. Pleasure situate in hill and dale. – Milton. Note. In the United States, this word is less used than situated, but both are well authorized.

SIT'U-A-TED, a. [See Situate.]

  1. Seated, placed or standing with respect to any other object; as, a city situated or a declivity, or in front of a lake; a town well situated for trade or manufactures; an observatory well situated for observation of the stars. New York is situated in the forty-first degree of N. latitude.
  2. Placed or being in any state or condition with regard to men or things. Observe how the executor is situated with respect to the heirs.

SIT-U-A'TION, n. [Fr.; It. situazione.]

  1. Position; seat; location in respect to something else. The situation of London is more favorable for foreign commerce than that of Paris. The situation of a stranger among people of habits differing from his own, can not be pleasant.
  2. State; condition. He enjoys a situation of ease and tranquility.
  3. Circumstances; temporary state; used of persons in a dramatic scene. – Johnson.
  4. Place; office. He has a situation in the war department, or under government.

SI'VA, n.

In Indian mythology, a title of the Supreme Being, in the character of the avenger or destroyer.

SIV'AN, n.

The third month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, answering to part of our May and part of June.

SIV-A-THE'RI-UM, n. [Siva, an Indian deity, and Gr. θηριον, a wild animal.]

An extinct animal, whose skull and other bones were recently discovered in India, being before unknown. It had four horns and a proboscis; was larger than the rhinoceros, are must have resembled an immense antelope. – Mantell.

SIX, a. [Fr. six; L. sex; It. sei; Sp. seis; D. zes; G. sechs; Dan. and Sw. sex; Sax. six; Gr. εξ. Qu. Sans. shashta, Heb. שש shish.]

Twice three; one more than five.

SIX, n.

The number of six or twice three. To be at six and seven, or as more generally used, at sizes and sevens, is to be in disorder. – Bacon. Swift. Shak.

SIX'FOLD, a. [six and fold; Sax. six and feald.]

Six times repeated; six double; six times as much.

SIX'PENCE, n. [six and pence.]

  1. An English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling.
  2. The value of six pennies or half a shilling.


Worth sixpence; as, a six-penny loaf.


In botany, having six distinct petal or flower leaves. – Martyn.

SIX'SCORE, a. [six and score.]

Six times twenty; one hundred and twenty. – Sandys.

SIX'TEEN, a. [Sax. sixtene, sixtyne.]

Six and ten; noting the sum of six and ten.

SIX'TEENTH, a. [Sax. sixteotha.]

The sixth after the tenth; the ordinal of sixteen.

SIXTH, a. [Sax. sixta.]

The first after the fifth; the ordinal of six.


  1. The sixth part.
  2. In music, a hexachord, an interval of two kinds; the minor sixth, consisting of three tones and two semitones major, and the major sixth, composed of four tones and a major semitone. – Rousseau.

SIXTH'LY, adv.

In the sixth place. – Bacon.