Definition of site noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//saɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//saɪt//
    Construction, Websites
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  1. 1  a place where a building, town, etc. was, is or will be located the site of a sixteenth century abbey to work on a building/construction site A site has been chosen for the new school. All the materials are on site so that work can start immediately. Synonymsplacesite area position point location scene spot venueThese are all words for a particular area or part of an area, especially one used for a particular purpose or where somebody/​something is situated or happens.place a particular point, area, city, town, building, etc, especially one used for a particular purpose or where a particular thing happens:This would be a good place for a picnic.site the place where something, especially a building, is or will be situated; a place where something happened or that is used for a particular purpose:They’ve chosen a site for the new school.area a part of a room, building or particular space that is used for a special purpose; a particular place on an object:the hotel reception area Move the cursor to a blank area on the screen.position the place where a person or thing is situated; the place where somebody/​something is meant to be:From his position at the top of the hill, he could see the harbour. The position of somebody/​something is often temporary: the place where somebody/​something is at a particular time.point a particular place within an area, where something happens or is supposed to happen:the point at which the river divideslocation a place where something happens or exists, especially a place that is not named or not known:The company is moving to a new location.scene a place where something happens, especially something unpleasant:the scene of the accidentspot a particular point or area, especially one that has a particular character or where something particular happens:The lake is one of the local beauty spots.venue the place where people meet for an organized event such as a performance or sports event.Patterns at a place/​site/​position/​point/​location/​scene/​spot/​venue in a(n) place/​area/​position/​location/​venue the place/​site/​point/​location/​spot/​venue where… the right place/​site/​position/​location/​spot/​venue a central site/​position/​location/​venue the/​somebody’s/​something’s exact/​precise place/​site/​position/​point/​location/​spot Wordfindercement, construction, foundation, girder, joist, masonry, plaster, rubble, scaffolding, site See related entries: Construction
  2. 2  a place where something has happened or that is used for something the site of the battle an archaeological site a camping/caravan site
  3. 3   (computing) a place on the Internet where a company, an organization, a university, etc. puts information CollocationsEmail and the InternetEmail receive/​get/​open an email write/​send/​answer/​forward/​delete an email check/​read/​access your email block/​filter (out) junk/​spam/​unsolicited email exchange email addresses open/​check your inbox junk mail fills/​floods/​clogs your inbox have/​set up an email account open/​send/​contain an attachment sign up for/​receive email alertsConnecting to the Internet use/​access/​log onto the Internet/​the Web go online/​on the Internet have a high-speed/​dial-up/​broadband/​wireless (Internet) connection access/​connect to/​locate the server use/​open/​close/​launch a/​your web browser browse/​surf/​search/​scour the Internet/​the Web send/​contain/​spread/​detect a(n) (computer/​email) virus update your anti-virus software install/​use/​configure a firewall accept/​enable/​block/​delete cookiesUsing the Internet visit/​check a website/​an Internet site/​somebody’s blog create/​design/​launch a website/​social networking site start/​write/​post/​read a blog update your blog/​a website be in/​meet somebody in/​go into/​enter an Internet chat room download/​upload music/​software/​a song/​a podcast/​a file/​a copy of something share information/​data/​files post a comment/​message on a(n) website/​online message board/​web forum/​Internet chat room stream video/​audio/​music/​content over the Internet join/​participate in/​visit/​provide a(n) (web-based/​web/​online/​Internet/​discussion) forum generate/​increase/​monitor Internet traffic see also fan site, mirror site, website See related entries: Websites
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (as a noun): from Anglo-Norman French, or from Latin situs ‘local position’. The verb dates from the late 16th cent.Extra examples A local company has recently acquired the site. A site map lists and links to all pages on your website. At this site you’ll find all the latest news and gossip. Check out the links in our home site. Gozo has some of the best dive sites in the Mediterranean. Hard hats must be worn on site. Harvard Law has a very useful and informative site. He saw the photo on a right-wing hate site. He was injured on a building site. I am redesigning my personal site this month. I have bookmarked your site for future reading. I’m searching for sites on aromatherapy. Many of these ancient burial sites were destroyed in the last century. Nothing can be built on this site. Search engines rank sites through a variety of methods. The council has earmarked the site for possible redevelopment. The factory will be built at a site to the north of the city. The government tries to block foreign sites deemed subversive. The hotel is in a prime site overlooking the sea. The official site is updated on a regular basis. The president is to visit the crash site later today. The school stands on the site of an ancient settlement. The search engine crawls the site for relevant keywords. The site contains information on local services. The site is being cleared for development. The site is designated for housing. The site is presently occupied by offices. The site offers used equipment for sale. The site was leased from another company. The software sells on the site for $29.95. Their site is easy to navigate. Users log onto a password-protected Internet site. You can go to ePay Music, a music-specific sister site to ePay. a Harry Potter fan site a free site devoted to tropical fish a music download site a site devoted to health issues a waste-disposal site on the edge of town an extremely sensitive site of national importance entertainment content sites houses built on prime sites with stunning views major news sites one of the major search sites online dating sites online music review sites penalties for disturbing ancient sites sites about Japan some potential sites for the new business the most popular sites for children the number of sites that link to your website the test site for the atom bomb The kids used to play on an old bomb site. There’s an archeological site at the top of the hill. They are clearing the site for building work to start. They say it’s an ancient burial site. They’ve already chosen a site for the new school. This was the site of a great battle. We visited the site of a 16th century abbey. a camp/​camping/​caravan site
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: site