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site

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Pronunciation: /sʌɪt
 
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Definition of site in English:

noun

1An area of ground on which a town, building, or monument is constructed: the proposed site of a hydroelectric dam the concrete is mixed on site
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
plot, lot, area;
North American plat
1.1A place where a particular event or activity is occurring or has occurred: the site of the Battle of Flodden
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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.
Synonyms
1.2 short for building site. [as modifier]: site visits
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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.
1.3 short for campsite or caravan site.
Example sentences
  • As we were walking about looking for the campsite we approached a site where the campers were clearly in a panic of some sort.
  • The fire was discovered by campers from the site behind the pub who had risen early to leave.
  • A regular at The Ferry for many years, Steven spent most weekends at his caravan, on a site next to the pub.
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.

verb

[with object and adverbial of place] Back to top  
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.
Synonyms

Origin

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

Usage

Many people confuse the words site and sight. As a noun, site means ‘a place where something is constructed or has occurred’ ( the site of the battle; the concrete is mixed on site), while sight chiefly means ‘the faculty or power of seeing’ ( he lost his sight as a baby).

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