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Meaning of “site” in the English Dictionary

"site" in British English

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sitenoun [C]

uk   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 ​yetchosen the site for the new ​hospital. This is the site of the ​accident.on site C1 inside a ​factory, ​officebuilding, etc.: There are two ​restaurants on site. The ​officecomplex has an ​on-sitenursery.

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  • site noun [C] (INTERNET)

A2 a ​website

siteverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   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 ​fanclub 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   us   /saɪt/
INTERNET a ​place on the ​internet where a ​person, ​company, or ​organization can give ​information about their ​products or ​services: The ​studentactivitiespage is the most viewed ​page on the college's site. eBay was ​founded as the first internetauction site in 1995. access/​search/visit a site build/​create/​design a site host/set up a site
PROPERTY an ​area of ​land or ​place where a particular ​business, ​industrial, ​manufacturing, etc. ​activityhappens or is ​planned to ​happen: The ​plant sits on a 37-acre site in a ​field off a ​rural road. We ​providegenerators and ​small natural-gas compressors for ​drilling sites. Plans by a ​privatepropertycompany to ​buildoffices on a ​prime site in Kensington face ​rejection by ​local councillors. This is the ​proposed site for the gasworks. a building/​construction site

siteverb [T, usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /saɪt/ formal PROPERTY
to ​build something in a particular ​place: be sited The wind ​turbines would be sited about 20 ​milesoffshore. The ​railcompany does not need ​planningpermission to erect the ​communications masts as ​long as they are sited on ​railwayland. Siting ​landfills has become more difficult as ​publicawarenessgrows.
(Definition of site from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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