1. The place where a structure or group of structures was, is, or is to be located: a good site for the school.
2. The place or setting of something: a historic site; a job site.
3. A website.
tr.v. sit·ed, sit·ing, sites
To situate or locate on a site: sited the power plant by the river.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin situs; see SITUS.]
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