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site

[sahyt] /saɪt/
noun
1.
the position or location of a town, building, etc., especially as to its environment:
the site of our summer cabin.
2.
the area or exact plot of ground on which anything is, has been, or is to be located:
the site of ancient Troy.
3.
Computers. website.
verb (used with object), sited, siting.
4.
to place in or provide with a site; locate.
5.
to put in position for operation, as artillery:
to site a cannon.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin situs position, arrangement, site (presumably orig. “leaving, setting down”), equivalent to si-, variant stem of sinere to leave, allow to be + -tus suffix of v. action
Related forms
intersite, adjective
resite, verb (used with object), resited, resiting.
Can be confused
cite, sight, site.
Synonyms
2. position, location, place.
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Examples from the web for site
  • On-site admissions programs let applicants know immediately whether they have been accepted.
  • The site now houses a sprawling camp of several thousand, with free-food stands and a barber doing a busy trade.
  • The site has become near and dear to a generation of guitarists who grew up learning to play.
  • Here's a hearty seafood stew to cook on-site on a grill or camp stove.
  • It's heavy, so build the planter in sections that can be screwed together on-site.
  • The desert marigolds readily adapted to the sunny site.
  • The site was walking distance from my downtown hotel.
  • They are remarkably well-preserved because of the dry climate and the inaccessibility of the site.
  • People aren't jumping into the water unless a site is in danger or stands to advance research.
  • The location or site of a city is influenced by political as well as geomorphologic and geological factors.
British Dictionary definitions for site

site

/saɪt/
noun
1.
  1. the piece of land where something was, is, or is intended to be located: a building site, archaeological site
  2. (as modifier): site office
2.
an internet location where information relating to a specific subject or group of subjects can be accessed
verb
3.
(transitive) to locate, place, or install (something) in a specific place
Word Origin
C14: from Latin situs situation, from sinere to be placed
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Word Origin and History for site
n.

"place or position occupied by something," especially with reference to environment, late 14c., from Anglo-French site, Old French site "place, site; position," and directly from Latin situs "a place, position, situation, location, station; idleness, sloth, inactivity; forgetfulness; the effects of neglect," from past participle of sinere "let, leave alone, permit," from PIE *si-tu-, from root *tkei- "to settle, dwell, be home" (see home (n.)).

v.

"to give a location to, place," 1590s, from site (n.). Related: Sited; siting.

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site in Medicine

site (sīt)
n.
A place; a location. v. sit·ed, sit·ing, sites
To locate or situate at a site.

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