noun \ˈsīt\

: the place where something (such as a building) is, was, or will be located

: a place where something important has happened

: a place that is used for a particular activity

Full Definition of SITE

a :  the spatial location of an actual or planned structure or set of structures (as a building, town, or monuments)
b :  a space of ground occupied or to be occupied by a building
a :  the place, scene, or point of an occurrence or event <a picnic site>
b :  one or more Internet addresses at which an individual or organization provides information to others <an FTP site>; especially :  web site

Examples of SITE

  1. Hard hats must be worn on the construction site.
  2. They visited the site of their future house.
  3. The company has chosen a new site for its office building.
  4. the site of the battle
  5. Federal investigators combed through the crash site.

Origin of SITE

Middle English, place, position, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French sit, site, from Latin situs, from sinere to leave, allow
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot


transitive verb

: to place or build (something) in a particular location


Full Definition of SITE

:  to place on a site or in position :  locate

First Known Use of SITE

15th century


noun \ˈsīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SITE

: the place, scene, or point of something <the site of inflammation>—see active site


Next Word in the Dictionary: site index
Previous Word in the Dictionary: sit–downer
All Words Near: site

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up site? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More