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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The president’s physician may be best situated to know if the president becomes unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office. David Steinberg,, "Should the president undergo independent medical evaluations?," 24 May 2018 The Yankees’ presence in the postseason has become far less guaranteed in recent seasons, but the current team, with its trove of young talent and its ability to spend money, now appears well situated to resume its old role as a constant in October. Billy Witz, New York Times, "Aaron Judge Arrives at the Next Chapter in His Career: October," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of situated

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of situated was in the 15th century

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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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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