Meaning of “site” in the English Dictionary

"site" in English

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sitenoun [ C ]

uk /saɪt/ us /saɪt/

site noun [ C ] (PLACE)

B1 a place where something is, was, or will be built, or where something happened, is happening, or will happen:

a building site
The company hasn't yet chosen the site for the new hospital.
This is the site of the accident.
on site

C1 inside a factory, office building, etc.:

There are two restaurants on site.

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site noun [ C ] (TENT)

[ C ] US UK pitch the piece of ground on which you can put up a tent, park a caravan, etc.:

We chose a large, level site for our tent.

siteverb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

uk /saɪt/ us /saɪt/ formal

(Definition of “site” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"site" in American English

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sitenoun [ C ]

us /sɑɪt/

a place where something is, was, or will be:

The fort is now a historic site.
The fan club has its own Web site.

(Definition of “site” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"site" in Business English

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sitenoun [ C ]

uk /saɪt/ us

INTERNET a place on the internet where a person, company, or organization can give information about their products or services:

The student activities page is the most viewed page on the college's site.
eBay was founded as the first internet auction site in 1995.
access/search/visit a site
host/set up a site

PROPERTY an area of land or place where a particular business, industrial, manufacturing, etc. activity happens or is planned to happen:

The plant sits on a 37-acre site in a field off a rural road.
We provide generators and small natural-gas compressors for drilling sites.
Plans by a private property company to build offices on a prime site in Kensington face rejection by local councillors.
This is the proposed site for the gasworks.

siteverb [ T, usually + adv/prep ]

uk /saɪt/ us formal PROPERTY

to build something in a particular place:

be sited The wind turbines would be sited about 20 miles offshore.
The rail company does not need planning permission to erect the communications masts as long as they are sited on railway land.
Siting landfills has become more difficult as public awareness grows.

(Definition of “site” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)