from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To place in a certain spot or position; locate.
- transitive v. To place under particular circumstances or in a given condition.
- adj. Archaic Situated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To place on or into a physical location. Most commonly used adjectivally in past participle.
- v. To place or put into an intangible place or position, such as social, ethical, fictional, etc. Most commonly used adjectivally in past participle and often used figuratively.
- adj. Situated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a site, situation, or location; being in a relative position; permanently fixed; placed; located.
- adj. Placed; residing.
- transitive v. To place.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give a site or position to; place (among specified surroundings); locate.
- To place in a particular state or condition; involve in specified relations; subject to certain circumstances: as, to be uncomfortably situated.
- Placed, with reference to surroundings; located; situated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
- v. put (something somewhere) firmly
Middle English, from Medieval Latin situāre, situāt-, to place, from Latin situs, location; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin situātus, past participle of Medieval Latin situō ("to locate, place"), from Latin situs ("a site"). (Wiktionary)