- 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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Examples from the Web for site
But it never has been the site of equal mercy, and it never will be.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Two years ago, a Party apparatchik surveyed the site of a fatal traffic accident… with a smile on his face.China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think
December 27, 2014
Next to the house is the site where Ziad began building a home for his family before his capture.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
The site found that young black males are far more likely to be shot by cops than young white males.The NY Police Union’s Vile War with Mayor De Blasio
December 21, 2014
“You are part of something older than yourselves,” is what the site says.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.
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December 20, 2014
No doubt the site of this early structure has long ago been submerged.Yorkshire Painted And Described
The site for his house had been selected and the cellar was being excavated.Her Father's Daughter
It stands upon a site which has been consecrated to the service of God for many centuries.
On the site of British earthworks the Romans established their camps.
Some have been pulled down entirely, and the site used for gaols or barracks.
- 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 site
"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.