verb (used with object), sit·ed, sit·ing.
Origin of site
Synonyms for site
- the piece of land where something was, is, or is intended to be locateda building site; archaeological site
- (as modifier)site office
Word Origin 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.