Sight vs. Site - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Sight (noun)

    The ability to see.

    "He is losing his sight and now can barely read."

  • Sight (noun)

    The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view.

    "to gain sight of land"

  • Sight (noun)

    Something seen.

  • Sight (noun)

    Something worth seeing; a spectacle, either good or bad.

    "We went to London and saw all the sights – Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, and so on."

    "You really look a sight in that ridiculous costume!"

  • Sight (noun)

    A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target.

  • Sight (noun)

    A small aperture through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained.

    "the sight of a quadrant"

  • Sight (noun)

    a great deal, a lot; frequently used to intensify a comparative.

    "a sight of money"

    "This is a darn sight better than what I'm used to at home!"

  • Sight (noun)

    In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the border or margin. In a frame, the open space, the opening.

  • Sight (noun)

    The instrument of seeing; the eye.

  • Sight (noun)

    Mental view; opinion; judgment.

    "In their sight it was harmless."

  • Sight (verb)

    To register visually.

  • Sight (verb)

    To get sight of (something).

    "to sight land from a ship"

  • Sight (verb)

    To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight.

    "to sight a rifle or a cannon"

  • Sight (verb)

    To take aim at.

  • Site (noun)

    Sorrow, grief.

  • Site (noun)

    The place where anything is fixed; situation; local position

    "the site of a city or of a house"

  • Site (noun)

    A place fitted or chosen for any certain permanent use or occupation

    "a site for a church"

  • Site (noun)

    The posture or position of a thing.

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    "Maintain site setbacks as far as possible from roadways and other routes providing rapid public access."

  • Site (noun)

    A computer installation, particularly one associated with an intranet or internet service or telecommunications.

  • Site (noun)

    A website.

  • Site (noun)

    A category together with a choice of Grothendieck topology.

  • Site (noun)

    Region of a protein, a piece of DNA or RNA where chemical reactions take place.

  • Site (noun)

    A part of the body which has been operated on.

  • Site (verb)

    To situate or place a building.

    "The U.K. government is dusting off an alternative plan to site the center at a military outfit such as Porton Down."

Oxford Dictionary

  • Sight (noun)

    the faculty or power of seeing

    "Joseph lost his sight as a baby"

    "a sight test"

  • Sight (noun)

    the action or fact of seeing someone or something

    "I've always been scared of the sight of blood"

  • Sight (noun)

    the area or distance within which someone can see or something can be seen

    "he now refused to let Rose out of his sight"

  • Sight (noun)

    a person's view or consideration

    "we are all equal in the sight of God"

  • Sight (noun)

    a thing that one sees or that can be seen

    "John was a familiar sight in the bar for many years"

    "he was getting used to seeing unpleasant sights"

  • Sight (noun)

    places of interest to tourists and visitors in a city, town, or other place

    "she offered to show me the sights"

  • Sight (noun)

    a person or thing having a ridiculous, repulsive, or dishevelled appearance

    "‘I must look a frightful sight,’ she said"

  • Sight (noun)

    a device on a gun or optical instrument used for assisting a person's precise aim or observation

    "there were reports of a man on the roof aiming a rifle and looking through its sights"

  • Sight (verb)

    manage to see or observe (someone or something); catch an initial glimpse of

    "tell me when you sight London Bridge"

  • Sight (verb)

    take aim by looking through the sights of a gun

    "she sighted down the barrel"

  • Sight (verb)

    take a detailed visual measurement of something with or as with a sight

    "he had to sight along the planks in the proper order to get the line right"

  • Sight (verb)

    adjust the sight of (a firearm or optical instrument)

    "even when using binoculars, it is difficult to sight the lens angle in reverse"

  • Site (noun)

    an area of ground on which a town, building, or monument is constructed

    "the concrete is mixed on site"

    "the proposed site of a hydroelectric dam"

  • Site (noun)

    a place where a particular event or activity is occurring or has occurred

    "the site of the Battle of Flodden"

  • Site (noun)

    short for building site

    "site visits"

  • Site (noun)

    short for campsite or caravan site

  • Site (noun)

    a website

    "the site has no ads and is not being promoted with banners"

    "some servers use cookies to track users from site to site"

  • Site (verb)

    fix or build (something) in a particular place

    "the rectory is sited behind the church"

Webster Dictionary

  • Sight (noun)

    The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.

  • Sight (noun)

    The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.

  • Sight (noun)

    The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight.

  • Sight (noun)

    A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.

  • Sight (noun)

    The instrument of seeing; the eye.

  • Sight (noun)

    Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person.

  • Sight (noun)

    Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless.

  • Sight (noun)

    A small aperture or optical device through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained; - used on surveying instruments; as, the sight of a quadrant.

  • Sight (noun)

    An optical device or small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on the breech, muzzle, center, or trunnion of a gun, or on the breech and the muzzle of a rifle, pistol, etc., by means of which the eye is guided in aiming. A telescope mounted on a weapon, such as a rifle, and used for accurate aiming at distant targets is called a telescopic sight.

  • Sight (noun)

    In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the border or margin. In a frame or the like, the open space, the opening.

  • Sight (noun)

    A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.

  • Sight

    To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck.

  • Sight

    To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star.

  • Sight

    To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight; as, to sight a rifle or a cannon.

  • Sight (verb)

    To take aim by a sight.

  • Site (noun)

    The place where anything is fixed; situation; local position; as, the site of a city or of a house.

  • Site (noun)

    A place fitted or chosen for any certain permanent use or occupation; as, a site for a church.

  • Site (noun)

    The posture or position of a thing.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Sight (noun)

    an instance of visual perception;

    "the sight of his wife brought him back to reality"

    "the train was an unexpected sight"

  • Sight (noun)

    anything that is seen;

    "he was a familiar sight on the television"

    "they went to Paris to see the sights"

  • Sight (noun)

    the ability to see; the faculty of vision

  • Sight (noun)

    a optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument

  • Sight (noun)

    a range of mental vision;

    "in his sight she could do no wrong"

  • Sight (noun)

    the range of vision;

    "out of sight of land"

  • Sight (noun)

    the act of looking or seeing or observing;

    "he tried to get a better view of it"

    "his survey of the battlefield was limited"

  • Sight (noun)

    (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;

    "a batch of letters"

    "a deal of trouble"

    "a lot of money"

    "he made a mint on the stock market"

    "it must have cost plenty"

  • Sight (verb)

    catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes;

    "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"

  • Site (noun)

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

    "a good site for the school"

  • Site (noun)

    physical position in relation to the surroundings;

    "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"

  • Site (noun)

    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"

  • Site (verb)

    assign a location to;

    "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"

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