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A seat is a place to sit, referring to the area sat upon as opposed to other elements like armrests.[1]

A seat is also known as a bench, a chair, a chaise longue, chesterfield, a couch, a davenport or a settee.[2]

Types of seat[edit]

The following are examples of different kinds of seat:


The word seat comes from Middle English sete and from Old Norse sæti; akin to Old English gesete seat, sittan to sit. The first known use of the word seat is in the 13th century.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Seat". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Seat". Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Seat". Merriam Webster. Retrieved 18 May 2012.