sitesite1 /saɪt/ ●●●S1W2AWL noun [countable]1PLACEa place where something important or interesting happenedan archaeological sitesite ofThe house is built on the site of a medieval prison.the site of the air crash► see thesaurus at place2TBCan area of ground where something is being built or will be builtsite of/forthe site of a proposed missile basea site for a new airportbuilding/construction siteHe managed to get himself a job on a building site.3DLOa place that is used for a particular purposea camping sitesite of/fora nesting site for birds4a website5 →on siteCOLLOCATIONS – Meanings 1,2 & 3ADJECTIVES/NOUN + site an archaeological siteArchaeological sites are often discovered by accident.a historic siteThere are numerous historic sites to visit.an ancient siteThe organization maintains and restores ancient sites, castles, monuments etc.a sacred site (=a place that is important in a religion)Ayers Rock is the most sacred site of the Aborigines.a burial siteA Bronze Age burial site has been discovered. the crash site (=where a plane etc crashed)Wreckage was seen 200 metres away from the crash site.a bomb site (=where a bomb has exploded)the bomb sites of war-torn Londona building/construction siteHe has worked on various building sites.a greenfield site British English (=a piece of land that has never been built on)We want to shift the balance of housing development from greenfield to brownfield sites.a brownfield site British English (=a piece of land that has been built on before)The majority of the houses will be built on brownfield sites.a camp/camping siteFirst they had to look for a camp site.a caravan site British English:A well-run caravan site near the river brings holidaymakers into the village.a landfill site (=where rubbish is buried)Recycling reduces the volume of waste which goes into landfill sites.an industrial site (=where factories are)The area is to be redeveloped as an industrial site.a missile siteThere were photos of a missile site under construction.a nesting siteNormally the male swan won’t let other swans near his nesting site.
site• First, the space available for siting the greenhouse.• Do check on winddirection when siting your barbecue.be sited in/on/at/near etc something• And the supermarket Jacques had mentioned was sited on the outskirts of town, she discovered.• In June 1990, the Bundestag determined that the bank should be sited in Frankfurt.• In the meantime, it is essential that the collection is sited in a room where adequatesupervision can be exercised.• It is sited in the middle of the city, surrounded by residential and commercialdevelopment.• It was no accident that a good many towns were sited on the borderline between arable farming and pastoralregions.• The SovietUnion also provided a small experimentalnuclearreactor, which was sited at Yongbyon.• The water mill was sited at Mill beck and it continued in use until the 1860s.From King Business Dictionarysitesite1 /saɪt/ noun [countable]1PROPERTYan area of ground that is used or is going to be used for a particular purposeOn any building site, falling is the most frequent type of accident.The Sunnyvale City Council last week approved a 186-unit apartment complex on the 4.5 acre site.Solectron employs 2,200 people at sites in San Jose and Milpitas. →brownfield site →greenfield site →work site2COMPUTINGa WEBSITE (=place on the Internet where you can find information about something) →destination sitesitesite2 verbbe sited in/near etcPROPERTY be placed or built in a particular areaThe new factory is to be sited in Fort Collins. —siting noun [singular]The siting of electricity facilities and their emissions to the atmosphere both raise questions that are becoming more difficult to resolve.→ See Verb tableOriginsite1(1300-1400)Old FrenchLatinsitus, from sinere“to leave, put”