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  1. located; placed.
  2. placed in a particular position or condition, especially with reference to the possession of money: The inheritance leaves them well situated.
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Origin of situated

First recorded in 1550–60; situate + -ed2
Related formsun·sit·u·at·ed, adjectivewell-sit·u·at·ed, adjective


[verb sich-oo-eyt; adjective sich-oo-it, -eyt]
verb (used with object), sit·u·at·ed, sit·u·at·ing.
  1. to put in or on a particular site or place; locate.
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  1. Archaic. located; placed; situated.
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Origin of situate

1515–25; < Late Latin situātus situated, equivalent to Latin situ-, stem of situs site + -ātus -ate1
Related formsin·ter·sit·u·ate, verb (used with object), in·ter·sit·u·at·ed, in·ter·sit·u·at·ing.re·sit·u·ate, verb (used with object), re·sit·u·at·ed, re·sit·u·at·ing.


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  • She would know for herself just how she was situated financially.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • It is situated at the foot of the Mount of Olives, on the way to Jericho.

  • Strother explained how he was situated, and stated that he hoped to have the money next week.

  • This was a vine-covered arbor, situated at the back of the institution.

  • It is situated under the gallery of the Louvre, in the Place du Carrousel.


    Samuel Smiles

British Dictionary definitions for situated


  1. (tr; often passive) to allot a site to; place; locate
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  1. (now used esp in legal contexts) situated; located
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Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin situāre to position, from Latin situs a site
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Word Origin and History for situated



early 15c., "to place in a particular state or condition," from Medieval Latin situatus, past participle of situare "to place, locate," from Latin situs "a place, position" (see site). Related: Situated; situating.

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1520s, now obsolete, adjective from Late Latin situatus, past participle of situare (see situate (v.)).

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