Site vs Property – What’s the difference?

Site vs Property - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between site and property is that site is site, location while property is something that is owned. As a verb property is (obsolete) to invest with properties, or qualities.



Etymology 1

Probably from (etyl) (compare Norwegian syt).


(en noun)

  • (obsolete) Sorrow, grief.
  • * a1307 , , Chronicle”, read in Thomas Hearne, ”Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle” (1725) as reprinted, apparently in facsimile, in ”The Works of Thomas Hearne, M.A. Volume 3, Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle, Volume I , Samuel Bagster (1810) p. 5
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)

  • The place where anything is fixed; situation; local position; as, the site of a city or of a house.
  • * 1613 , Richard Moore, Silvester Jourdain, William Crashaw, William Castell, ”A Plaine Description of the Barmvdas, Now Called Sommer Ilands: With the manner of their discouerie anno 1609…[full title extends to 77 words], W. Welby, p .8,
  • A more full and exact description of the Countrie, and Narration of the nature, site , and commodities, together with a true Historie of the great deliuerance of Sir Thomas Gates and his companie vpon them, which was the first discouerie of them.
  • * 1705 , Robert Plot, The Natural History of Oxford-shire: being an essay towards the natural history of England. The Second Edition with Large Additions and Corections: Also a Short Account of the Author, &c. , Charles Brome & John Nicholson, p. 315,
  • However, I have taken care in the Map prefix’d to this Essay, to put a Mark for the Site of all Religious Houses, as well as ancient Ways and Fortifications….
  • * 1785 , Henry Morris, Surgical diseases of the kidney , Lea Brothers and Co, p. 74,
  • At the site of its termination in the bladder there was a diverticulum a few centimeters long.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess)
    , chapter=Foreword citation
    , passage=He turned back to the scene before him and the enormous new block of council dwellings. The design was some way after Corbusier but the block was built up on plinths and resembled an Atlantic liner swimming diagonally across the site .}}

  • *
  • With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get
  • * 2006 , Ernest B Abbott , A Legal Guide to Homeland Security and Emergency Management for State and Local Governments , American Bar Association, ISBN 1590315936, p. 84,
  • EA critical first line of defense for entrance to more semi-public and semi-private areas of the site .
  • A place fitted or chosen for any certain permanent use or occupation; as, a site for a church.
  • * 1716 , Samuel Wesley, The history of the Old and New Testament, attempted in verse: And adorn’d with Three Hundred & Thirty Sculptures , John Hooke, p. 192,
  • The Town surrender’d soon, the Citadel,/Proud of its Site , do’s their Assaults repel/Who e’re their Idols cou’d, and them destroy,/For Life he shall the Gen’ral’s place enjoy.
  • * 1716 , John Mortimer, Th. Mortimer, The Whole Art of Husbandry: or, The way of managing and improving of land. Being a…[full title extends to 70 words]…The Second Volume…The Fourth Edition, with Additions , R. Robinson, and G. Mortlock, p. 208
  • Having given you an Account of the Site , Form, and other Ornaments of a Garden: I shall proceed to what remains for the beautifying of it, which is Flowers.
  • * 2006 , Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, Warren Bird, The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations , Zondervan, ISBN 0310270154, p. 7,
  • Our first site was the result of a building project that I am told was the first urban redevelopment initiated by a church since “white flight” began in the community surrounding our church.
  • The posture or position of a thing.
  • * 1709 , A Preliminary Discourse to the Commonitory of Vincentius Lirinensis Concerning the Rule of Faith, in Defence of the Primitive Fathers” read in William Reeves, Tertullian, Marcus Minucius Felix, Vincent, Justin, ”The Apologies of Justin Martyr, Tertullian, and Minutius Felix in Defence of the Christian Religion…[full title extends to over 50 words] , A. and J. Churchill, p. 179,
  • And if this be the Shape, and Site , then the Refraction of the Rays coming from above onto the subjacent Ice, being as about Four to Three, they must when coming out of the superior Ice be as about Three to Four.
  • * 1724 , John Beaumont, Gleanings of Antiquities: containing, I. An Essay for Explaining the Creation and the Deluge, according to the Sense of the Gentiles…[full title extends to over 98 words] , W. Taylor, p. 11,
  • There is an Agreement ammong all their Authors regarding the Names of the said Times, and their Order, and concerning the Number of the Days in general, and of the Order of the Creation ; but concerning the Site of the Times, that is, in what Month, Day, and in what part of the Year they began, it is not so.
    2006 , Ernest B Abbott , A Legal Guide to Homeland Security and Emergency Management for State and Local Governments , American Bar Association, ISBN 1590315936, p. 84,
  • :* Maintain site setbacks as far as possible from roadways and other routes providing rapid public access.
  • A computer installation, particularly one associated with an intranet or internet service or telecommunications.
  • * 1982 , Jack B. Rochester, Perspectives on Information Management: A Critical Selection of Computerworld Feature Articles , John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0471869244, p. 433,
  • The data may be divided among a data base system’s nodes in several ways. In a fully redundant data base system, each data base site contains a complete copy of the entire data base…
  • * 1991 , V. Yodaiken, K. Ramamritham, Verification of a Reliable Net Protocol”, read in J. (Jan) Vytopil (editor), ”Formal Techniques in Real-Time and Fault-Tolerant Systems: Second International Symposium, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, January 1992: Proceedings , Springer, ISBN 0387550925, p. 208,
  • If the site‘ is forced to send a mesage against its will,…we make the ”’site”’ go to an error state, and remain there. Note that the ‘ site can fail for other reasons.
  • * 2006 , Keith J. Dreyer, Pacs: A Guide to the Digital Revolution , Springer, ISBN 0387260102, p. 298,
  • The site with the DS3 connection can communicate back to our main network at 45 Mb/s.
  • A website.
  • * 1986 , Penguin Putnam Inc. Online, advertisement inside back cover of Howard Pyle The Story of King Arthur and His Knights , Signet Classic (1986), ISBN 0451524888, p. 398,
  • Every month you’ll get an inside look at our upcoming books and new features on our site .
  • * 1992 , Publisher’s notes on relevant web sites, in front of Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre , Wordsworth Editions (1992), ISBN 1853260207, p. xxvi,
  • Voice of the Shuttle:; general site with excellent links to contextual as well as author-specific material.
  • * 2006 , Doug Addison, Web Site Cookbook , O’Reilly, ISBN 0596101090, p. 248,
  • When a new visitor arrives at your site‘, your web server should log the referring ‘ site , which is generally either a search engine or another web site.
  • (category theory) A category together with a choice of Grothendieck topology.
  • Region of a protein, a piece of DNA or RNA where chemical reactions take place.
  • A part of the body which has been operated on.
  • Derived terms

    * construction site



  • (architecture) 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.
  • * 1835 , Mining Journal ,
  • A reassessment of the requirements of the gold mining industry, including uranium production, for the next few years has revealed the urgent necessity for the provision of additional power, and steps have been taken to site and plan a new station.
  • * 1872 , Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, Transactions of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland , Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, p. 24,
  • For this reason it was found convenient to site pump rooms between groups of cargo tanks.
  • * 2006 , Mark Jaccard, Sustainable Fossil Fuels: The Unusual Suspect in the Quest for Clean And Enduring Energy , Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521861799, p. 22,
  • It is difficult to gauge current public attitudes to nuclear power in industrialized countries because there have been few efforts to site and construct new plants in the last twenty years.
  • * 2006 , The Scotsman (15 Dec 06) ,
  • Fury at plan to site homeless hostel near top Capital school.





    Alternative forms

    * propretie


  • Something that is owned.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1927, author= F. E. Penny
  • , chapter=4, title= Pulling the Strings
    , passage=A turban and loincloth soaked in blood had been found; also a staff. These properties were known to have belonged to a toddy drawer. He had disappeared.}}

  • A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land.
  • Real estate; the business of selling houses.
  • The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing.
  • An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance
    , passage=Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}

  • An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Lee S. Langston, magazine=(American Scientist)
  • , title= The Adaptable Gas Turbine
    , passage=Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo”, meaning ”vortex , and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.}}

  • (label) An editable or read-only parameter associated with an application, component or class, or the value of such a parameter.
  • An object used in a dramatic production.
  • (label) Propriety; correctness.
  • (Camden)


    * (something owned) belongings, owndom, possession
    * (piece of real estate) land, parcel
    * (attribute or abstract quality of an object) attribute, feature, owndom
    * (object used in a dramatic production) prop
    * See also
    * See also

    Derived terms

    * abandoned property
    * accidental property
    * bound property
    * chemical property
    * country property
    * essential property
    * hot property
    * intellectual property
    * lost property
    * man of property
    * mechanical property
    * metaproperty
    * mislaid property
    * personal property
    * physical property
    * private property
    * prop
    * propertied
    * property file
    * property ladder
    * property law
    * property line
    * property man
    * property master
    * property owner
    * property porn
    * property rights
    * property tax
    * propertyless
    * public property
    * qualified property
    * real property


  • (obsolete) To invest with properties, or qualities.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To make a property of; to appropriate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • They have here propertied me.