Definition of site noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a 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. Thesaurusplacesite 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 something is situated or 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 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 someone or something is meant to be:From his position at the top of the hill, he could see the harbor. The position of someone or something is often temporary: the place where the person or thing 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:I proposed to your mother on this very spot 50 years ago.venue the place where people meet for an organized event such as a performance or a sports event:Please note the change of venue for this event.Patterns at a/the 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/something's exact/precise place/site/position/point/location/spot
  2. 2 a place where something has happened or that is used for something the site of the battle an archaeological site a camping site
  3. 3(computing) a place on the Internet where a company, an organization, a university, etc. puts information Topic CollocationsE-mail and the Internete-mail receive/get/open an e-mail write/send/answer/forward/delete an e-mail check/read/access your e-mail block/filter (out) junk/spam/unsolicited e-mails exchange e-mail addresses open/check your inbox junk mail fills/floods/clogs your inbox have/set up an e-mail account open/send/contain an attachment sign up for/receive e-mail 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 a server use/open/close/launch a/your Web browser browse/surf/search/scour the Internet/the Web send/contain/spread/detect a (computer/e-mail) virus update your anti-virus software install/use/configure a firewall accept/enable/block/delete cookiesusing the Internet visit/check a Web site/an Internet site/somebody's blog create/design/launch a Web site/social networking site start/write/post/read/follow a blog update your blog/a Web site 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 Web site/on a message board/in a Web forum/in an Internet chat room stream video/audio/music/content over the Internet join/participate in/visit/provide a (Web-based/web/online/Internet/discussion) forum generate/increase/monitor Internet traffic see also mirror site, Web site
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: site