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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.
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verb (used with object), sit·ed, sit·ing.

to place in or provide with a site; locate.
to put in position for operation, as artillery: to site a cannon.



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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
in·ter·site, adjectivere·site, verb (used with object), re·sit·ed, re·sit·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for site

/ (saɪt) /


  1. the piece of land where something was, is, or is intended to be locateda building site; archaeological site
  2. (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
C14: from Latin situs situation, from sinere to be placed
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Medical definitions for site

[ sīt ]


A place; a location.


To locate or situate at a site.
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