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Definition of site noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



/saɪt/ site pronunciation American
1 a place where a building, town, etc. was, is, or will be locatedthe site of a sixteenth century abbeyto work on a building/construction siteA site has been chosen for the new school.All the materials are on site so that work can start immediately.2 a place where something has happened or that is used for somethingthe site of the battlean archaeological sitea camping site3 (computing) a place on the Internet where a company, an organization, a university, etc. puts information see also mirror site, Web siteUsage notesThesaurus: placesite 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.note 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.patternsat a/the place/site/position/point/location/scene/spot/venuein a(n) place/area/position/location/venuethe place/site/point/location/spot/venue where…the right place/site/position/location/spot/venuea central site/position/location/venuethe/something's exact/precise place/site/position/point/location/spotUsage notesTopic Collocations: E-mail and the Internete-mailreceive/get/open an e-mailwrite/send/answer/forward/delete an e-mailcheck/read/access your e-mailblock/filter (out) junk/spam/unsolicited e-mailsexchange e-mail addressesopen/check your inboxjunk mail fills/floods/clogs your inboxhave/set up an e-mail accountopen/send/contain an attachmentsign up for/receive e-mail alertsconnecting to the Internetuse/access/log onto the Internet/the Webgo online/on the Internethave a high-speed/dial-up/broadband/wireless (Internet) connectionaccess/connect to/locate a serveruse/open/close/launch a/your Web browserbrowse/surf/search/scour the Internet/the Websend/contain/spread/detect a (computer/e-mail) virusupdate your anti-virus softwareinstall/use/configure a firewallaccept/enable/block/delete cookiesusing the Internetvisit/check a Web site/an Internet site/someone's blogcreate/design/launch a Web site/social networking sitestart/write/post/read/follow a blogupdate your blog/a Web sitebe in/meet someone in/go into/enter an Internet chat roomdownload/upload music/software/a song/a podcast/a file/a copy of somethingshare information/data/filespost a comment/message on a Web site/on a message board/in a Web forum/in an Internet chat roomstream video/audio/music/content over the Internetjoin/participate in/visit/provide a (Web-based/web/online/Internet/discussion) forumgenerate/increase/monitor Internet traffic