- 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 siting
The panel was asked to avoid making judgments about geography or siting—decisions which often are influenced by local politics.Panel Highlights Alarming Lack of National Plan for U.S. Nuclear Waste
January 27, 2012
This method of siting trenches was much favoured by the Germans at the time.A Company of Tanks
W. H. L. Watson
This alteration in the siting of the trenches demanded the construction of an enormous number of dug-outs.
"I'm quite all right," said Betty with a forced smile, siting up very straight.Exit Betty
Grace Livingston Hill
The trenches were therefore wholly unsuitable both in construction and siting for the purpose for which they were now required.
On passing out, the first object that met his view was his faithful follower Black Bill, siting at the entrance.Fire Cloud
- 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 siting
"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.