From King Dictionary of Contemporary English seating seat‧ing / ˈsiːtɪŋ / noun [uncountable ] 1 APT SIT all the seats in a theatre, cinema etc seating for a restaurant with seating for 40 customers The hall has a seating capacity of 650. 2 SIT the places where people will sit, according to an arrangement seating plan/arrangements the seating plan for the wedding dinner Examples from the Corpus seating • If storage space and seating are both at a premium, try building in boxes around the perimeter of the room. • By comparison with trying to sleep on the cramped seating of today's long-haul flights it was luxury indeed. • Planes, restaurants with fixed seating, cinemas and hairdressers all leave me cramped. • She was surprised and sat herself down more carefully than was necessary on the stone seating. • In the first class compartments the seating was two a side and in the brake third three a side. • And the language, like the seating, is worst in fringe comedy clubs. • The theatre is quite spectacular, with the seating arrangement and the plays performed there are of a very high standard. • The seating in these open vehicles was two and one in the first class and the third. seating capacity • It is also available for conferences and other presentations requiring a seating capacity of up to 600. • With a seating capacity of 115,000, it will be the largest stadium in Olympic history. • However, the field will again be widened and seating capacity adjusted to 54,000 for the championship match. • The room had seating capacity for about eighty and Mark saw that it was about half full. • They had front exits and were of slightly lower seating capacity than the E/1s. • The scheme will nearly double the seating capacity of the stadium, creating an additional 7,650 seats. • The seating capacity is in excess of 1000 and was full for the opening ceremony. • It had a total seating capacity of 378. seating plan/arrangements • A student assistant could help with this. 2 To facilitate learning of student names, alphabetical seating arrangements might be desirable. • Headteacher John Hartley believes that the new seating arrangements have improved the learning atmosphere in every lesson. • The Nobel banquet was more difficult: the booklet containing the precise seating arrangements had been mailed out days in advance. • Fiona looked at the seating plan and said to meet at table six. • Going out for dinner required that he consider the seating plan, menu, atmosphere, and management of each possible restaurant. • Even now, I can't discuss the seating plan without hyperventilating. • I want to discuss the seating arrangements. • Various seating arrangements are choreographed like a slightly tacky lounge act with tinsel, glitter and lights that never fails to entertain.