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.
Recent Examples on the Web Plans for The Bray, situated south of Liberty Parkway, was first introduced back in 2020 and approved by the council earlier this year. William Thornton |, al, 22 Aug. 2022 Whenever anybody makes an argument based on horizontal tax equity, in other words taxing equally situated persons equally, that idea goes back to Surrey. Robert Goulder, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Butler was born and raised in Anaheim, California, and the location of his childhood home was the stuff of kid fantasy: situated midway between Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Jen Wang, Vogue, 21 Apr. 2022 The best situated and competitive companies should be built on principles of sustainability and resiliency, as well as healthy corporate governance structures and practices. Peter Goldstein, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2022 And the retailer is well situated to use scale to help tackle rural food insecurity. Dollar General Contributor, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 The wooden wheel and tall, closely situated gear shifter are a joy to use, and any intimidation an unacquainted driver may feel washes away after the first mile. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 At the north end is a living room with a decorative fireplace and a music room/library, situated side by side. Vivian Marino, New York Times, 15 Oct. 2021 The Equal Access Act, passed in 1984, requires secondary schools that receive federal funds to provide the same access to noncurricular student groups as other, similarly situated student groups. Arika Herron, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of situated

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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