A site is a location. The leader of a Zombie Army might remind his underlings: “Your web site is just a collection of pages at one address on the Web. Your burial site is where you find more soldiers!”

Site can also refer to a specific parcel of land, such as a building site or a burial site. Although a website has no physical location, it does have a virtual one, which is reached the same way a physical location is: by going to an address.

Definitions of site

n the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

“a good site for the school”
land site
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ground zero
the site of the World Trade Center before it was destroyed
the site in Rome containing the church of Rome and the Lateran Palace
an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes
an ancient Mediterranean seaport that was a thriving city state in Phoenicia during the second millennium BC; was the chief port for the export of papyrus; located in Lebanon to the north of Beirut; now partially excavated
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camp, summer camp
a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months
(golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green
bomb site
an area in a town that has been devastated by bombs
bivouac, campground, camping area, camping ground, camping site, campsite, encampment
a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
burial ground, burial site, burying ground, cemetery, graveyard, memorial park, necropolis
a tract of land used for burials
archeological site, dig, excavation
the site of an archeological exploration
dump, dumpsite, garbage dump, rubbish dump, trash dump, waste-yard, wasteyard
a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
the area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short
green, putting green, putting surface
an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course
launching site
a place for launching pads
an important site that is marked and preserved as public property
land and the buildings on it
the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
tee, teeing ground
the starting place for each hole on a golf course
Superfund site, toxic site, toxic waste area
a site where toxic wastes have been dumped and the Environmental Protection Agency has designated them to be cleaned up
day camp
a camp providing care and activities for children during the daytime
eitchen midden, kitchen midden, midden
(archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement
garbage heap, junk heap, junk pile, refuse heap, rubbish heap, scrapheap, trash heap, trash pile
an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter
toxic dumpsite, toxic waste dump, toxic waste site
a location where toxic wastes can be or have been disposed of (often illegally)
market cross
a cross-shaped monument set up in the marketplace of a town where public business is often conducted
potter's field
a cemetery for unknown or indigent people
orphan site
a toxic waste area where the polluter could not be identified or the polluter refused to take action or pay for the cleanup
Type of:
parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract
an extended area of land

n physical position in relation to the surroundings

“the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides”
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active site
the part of an enzyme or antibody where the chemical reaction occurs
close quarters
a situation of being uncomfortably close to someone or something
the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome
locus of infection
the specific site in the body where an infection originates
restriction site
the specific sites at which a restriction enzyme will cleave DNA
antigenic determinant, determinant, epitope
the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
Type of:
place, position
the particular portion of space occupied by something

n a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web

“the Israeli web site was damaged by hostile hackers”
internet site, web site, website
chat room, chatroom
a site on the internet where a number of users can communicate in real time (typically one dedicated to a particular topic)
portal, portal site
a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet
Type of:
computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
a machine for performing calculations automatically

v assign a location to

locate, place
Type of:
place, post, send, station
assign to a station

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