Definition of site in English:


Syllabification: site
Pronunciation: /sīt


  • 1An area of ground on which a town, building, or monument is constructed: the proposed site of a hydroelectric dam
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    • Historical monuments, sites and buildings also came under the scrutinising eye of the engineers preparing the draft plan.
    • They are urging planners to tighten controls to prevent developers from building on greenland sites in the area.
    • The group is seeking planning permission on several sites and will begin building on others.
  • 1.1A place where a particular event or activity is occurring or has occurred: the site of the Battle of Antietam materials for repairs are always on site
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    • In the event, 57 farms sites were infected before the first case was diagnosed.
    • They now intend seeking permission to retain and continue using the landfill site at Emo Park.
    • They allow unlimited travel on all trains and access to all event sites on the railway.
  • 1.2 short for building site.
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    • Earlier this week a council planning enforcement officer visited the site and said that the billboards were not authorised.
    • Nigel Williams, a council enforcement officer, visited the site in mid-May and found no action had been taken.
    • She said an officer had visited the site and concluded that there was no nuisance problem at the moment.
  • 2A website: the site has no ads and is not being promoted with banners some servers use cookies to track users from site to site
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    • There needs to be URL blocking of spyware sites, and spyware should be in antivirus signature databases.
    • New techniques allow criminal hackers to compromise legitimate sites to download malware to your computer.
    • Now that you have made it possible to create a Weblog, return to your site's home page.


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  • Fix or build (something) in a particular place: the rectory is sited behind the church (as noun siting) decisions concerning the siting of nuclear power plants
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    • There are concerns about siting a new hall on the recreation field and uncertainty the current building needs as much work as is suggested.
    • Some residents are concerned that new bus stops being sited outside their homes will bring noise and disruption.
    • Siting new power lines is fraught with even more resistance than siting a new power plant.


late Middle English (as a noun): from Anglo-Norman French, or from Latin situs 'local position'. The verb dates from the late 16th century.

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