Definitions of situation

  1. physical position in relation to the surroundings; " the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
  2. a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; " the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; " that's quite a situation"; " no human situation is simple"
  3. a condition or position in which you find yourself; " the unpleasant situation ( or position) of having to choose between two evils"; " found herself in a very fortunate situation"
  4. the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; " the present international situation is dangerous"; " wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; " eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D. Roosevelt
  5. a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  6. Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site; as, a house in a pleasant situation.
  7. Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.
  8. Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene.
  9. Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government.
  10. Position; locality; circumstances; office; employment.
  11. The place where anything is situated: position: temporary state: condition: office: employment.
  12. Place where anything is situated; position; condition; office; employment.
  13. Locality; condition; status; complication; plight.
  14. A post of employment.
  15. Position; state; condition; place; office.
  16. Position; location in respect of something else; state or condition; place or office, as in a situation.

Usage examples for situation

  1. He walked up to where I lay, and was, even in my miserable situation, enamoured with my beauty. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  2. From the first, the situation had been grave, but now there seemed little hope. – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. He's careful, because he isn't sure of the situation. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  4. This, then, is the situation. – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell
  5. There was no help for the situation, save to make the most of it and the best. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  6. The teacher already was master of the situation. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  7. " We may as well face the situation," he continued, looking off over the water. – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  8. Well, then, you know the situation, don't you? – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  9. Then she said, " What kind of situation is it? – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  10. Hengest was in a difficult situation. – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers
  11. At supper it was Anastasia's turn, and she seemed to enjoy the situation. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. Giovanni sat down in a deep easy- chair in his own room, and thought over the situation. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  13. I should not get half that in another situation, but that is one reason why I am going to leave. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  14. The situation is as trying to me as to you; more so. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  15. Nor did he find the situation changed the next day, or the next. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  16. The situation, he felt, was entirely in his hands. – The Bad Man by Charles Hanson Towne
  17. You ought to help me, that I may get a good situation. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  18. " I thought you wouldn't have me waste a moment if you understood the situation. – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  19. The situation is out of control, and we both know it- and neither of us would change it if we could, and you know that, too. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. In no situation will I desert the cause. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins