- the position or location of a town, building, etc., especially as to its environment: the site of our summer cabin.
- the area or exact plot of ground on which anything is, has been, or is to be located: the site of ancient Troy.
- Computers. website.
- to place in or provide with a site; locate.
- to put in position for operation, as artillery: to site a cannon.
Origin of site
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- the piece of land where something was, is, or is intended to be locateda building site; archaeological site
- (as modifier)site office
- an internet location where information relating to a specific subject or group of subjects can be accessed
- (tr) to locate, place, or install (something) in a specific place
Word Origin and History for resite
"place or position occupied by something," especially with reference to environment, late 14c., from Anglo-French site, Old French site "place, site; position," and directly from Latin situs "a place, position, situation, location, station; idleness, sloth, inactivity; forgetfulness; the effects of neglect," from past participle of sinere "let, leave alone, permit," from PIE *si-tu-, from root *tkei- "to settle, dwell, be home" (see home (n.)).
"to give a location to, place," 1590s, from site (n.). Related: Sited; siting.
- A place; a location.
- To locate or situate at a site.