[ sahyt ]
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  1. the position or location of a town, building, etc., especially as to its environment: the site of our summer cabin.

  2. the area or exact plot of ground on which anything is, has been, or is to be located: the site of ancient Troy.

  1. Computers. website.

verb (used with object),sit·ed, sit·ing.
  1. to place in or provide with a site; locate.

  2. to put in position for operation, as artillery: to site a cannon.

Origin of site

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin situs “position, arrangement, site” (presumably originally, “leaving, setting down”), equivalent to si-, variant stem of sinere “to leave, allow to be” + -tus suffix of verbal action

Other words for site

Other words from site

  • in·ter·site, adjective
  • re·site, verb (used with object), re·sit·ed, re·sit·ing.

Words that may be confused with site Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use site in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for site


/ (saɪt) /

    • the piece of land where something was, is, or is intended to be located: a building site; archaeological site

    • (as modifier): site office

  1. an internet location where information relating to a specific subject or group of subjects can be accessed

  1. (tr) to locate, place, or install (something) in a specific place

Origin of site

C14: from Latin situs situation, from sinere to be placed

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