site ( sites plural & 3rd person present) ( siting present participle) ( sited past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A site is a piece of ground that is used for a particular purpose or where a particular thing happens.
oft n N
He became a hod carrier on a building site., ...a bat sanctuary with special nesting sites...
2 n-count Thesiteof an important event is the place where it happened.
usu the N of n
Scientists have described the Aral sea as the site of the worst ecological disaster on earth...
3 n-count A site is a piece of ground where something such as a statue or building stands or used to stand.
...the site of Moses' tomb.
4 n-count A site is the same as a website.
5 verb If something is sited in a particular place or position, it is put there or built there.
He said chemical weapons had never been sited in Germany. be V-ed prep/adv
...a damp, old castle, romantically sited on a river estuary. V-ed
siting n-sing usu the N of n
...controls on the siting of gas storage vessels.
6 If someone or something is on site, they are in a particular area or group of buildings where people work, study, or stay.
on site phrase
It is cheaper to have extra building work done when the builder is on site.
7 If someone or something is off site, they are away from a particular area or group of buildings where people work, study, or stay.
off site phrase There is ample car parking off site.
bomb site ( bomb sites plural ) , bombsite A bomb site is an empty area where a bomb has destroyed all the buildings. n-count
In London, where I grew up, we were surrounded by bomb sites.
building site ( building sites plural ) A building site is an area of land on which a building or a group of buildings is in the process of being built or altered. n-count
camping site ( camping sites plural ) A camping site is the same as a campsite. n-count
caravan site ( caravan sites plural ) A caravan site is an area of land where people can stay in a caravan on holiday, or where people live in caravans.
in AM, use trailer park
mirror site ( mirror sites plural ) A mirror site is a website which is the same as another website operated by the same person or organization but has a slightly different address. Mirror sites are designed to make it easier for more people to visit a popular website. n-count