In a seated position. (of an elected representative) current; present. (of a hen or other bird) settled on eggs for the purpose of incubating them. A continuous period of being seated, especially when engaged in a particular activity. Adopt or be in a position in which one's weight is supported by one's buttocks rather than one's feet and one's back is upright. (of a legislature, committee, court of law, etc.) be engaged in its business. Take (an examination). Stay in someone's house while they are away and look after their house or pet.