Meaning of SITE in English


I. ˈsīt, usu -īd.+V noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French site, from Latin situs position, place, site, from situs, past participle of sinere to leave, let go, lay, place; akin to Latin serere to plant, sow — more at sow


a. obsolete : the original or fixed position of a thing

wisdom of God in the site and motion of the sun — Sir Thomas Browne

b. obsolete : attitude , posture

fixed in melancholy site , with head declined — James Thomson †1748


a. : the local position of building, town, monument, or similar work either constructed or to be constructed especially in connection with its surroundings

how Oxford and Cambridge in particular came to be chosen for sites — A.T.Quiller-Couch

suitable site for a factory

his structural solutions and his great sense of site — Lincoln Kirstein

b. : a space of ground occupied or to be occupied by a building

offered the city a library … if the city would provide a site — American Guide Series: Maryland

c. : land made suitable for building purposes by dividing into lots, laying out streets, and providing facilities (as water, sewers, power supply)

desirable corner sites are available

waterfront sites for summer cottages

3. : the scene of an action

battle site

site of the murder

site of an auto collision

or specified activity

mining site

picnic site

launching site for a rocket

choosing a site for a convention

site of a bone fracture

4. : a place where a group of remains of prehistoric human occupation is or has been located

a burial site

a village site

excavations at a site

5. : the situation of a growing plant with respect to all the environmental factors (as climate, soil, drainage, other plant and animal life) affecting growth

6. : the angle between the horizontal and a line joining the base of a target and a firing piece

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

1. : to provide with a site : locate

hotel magnificently sited on a headland — Mitchell Goodman

the camp kitchen should be sited so that the breeze will not blow smoke into the cook's face — R.H.Graves

2. : to put (artillery) in position so as to be able to perform a specific mission

site a machine gun

III. noun

: one or more Internet addresses at which an individual or organization provides information to others ; especially : web site herein

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.