sit·​u·​at·​ed | \ ˈsi-chə-ˌwā-təd How to pronounce situated (audio) \

Definition of situated

1 : having a site, situation, or location : located
2 : provided with money or possessions comfortably situated

Examples of situated in a Sentence

The building is situated in the bad part of town. Situated above the valley, the house offers beautiful views. My parents are not rich, but they're comfortably situated.
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Recent Examples on the Web These include your role and duties in the company, your background and experience and amounts paid to others in similar-situated businesses. Brian Thompson, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 It’s situated west of Mainz, along the western shore of the Rhine River. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 People will benefit from software that can flexibly migrate their work across multiple screens, ranging from situated workstations to laptop computers to mobile devices. Dan Weil, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2021 Lake County was removed from orange COVID-19 warning status by the Illinois Department of Public Health Friday, and is now the only county along the Wisconsin state line not so situated, according to department’s website. Steve Sadin,, 16 Oct. 2020 But not for the first time the Winged Foot course, situated northeast of New York city, was the real winner with a host of big name casualties. Paul Gittings, CNN, 19 Sep. 2020 The Rangers won five of six against the Angels and Mariners and remain situated in a playoff spot. Sam Blum, Dallas News, 13 Aug. 2020 Many ranches that host hog hunters will have stands situated overlooking water sources or move stands closer to water during summer months. Mike Dickerson, Outdoor Life, 4 Aug. 2020 Just as there’s a seemingly infinite number of interesting people to talk to in Baltimore, so too is there an endless number of unique homes that can tempt even the most situated property owner. Hallie Miller,, 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of situated

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Situated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of situated

: located in a particular place
: in a particular living situation


sit·​u·​at·​ed | \ ˈsi-chə-ˌwā-təd \

Kids Definition of situated

1 : having its place The town is situated on a hill.
2 : being in such financial circumstances They're not rich but comfortably situated.


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