Webster 1913 Edition
situatio: cf. F.
Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site;
as, a house in a pleasant.
Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.
situationof the greatest ease and tranquillity.
Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene.
situationfor you! there's an heroic group!
Permanent position or employment; place; office;
situationin a store; a
Syn. – State; position; seat; site; station; post; place; office; condition; case; plight. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Position; seat; location in respect to something else. The situation of London is more favorable for foreign commerce than that of Paris. The situation of a stranger among people of habits differing from his own, cannot be pleasant.
2.State; condition. He enjoys a situation of ease and tranquility.
3.Circumstances; temporary state; used of persons in a dramatic scene.
4.Place; office. He has a situation in the war department, or under government.