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.

Antonyms for situation

unemployment, joblessness, avocation.

Quotes of situation

  1. When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like. – Julian Assange
  2. Every situation has changed me as a person. – David Beckham
  3. Genius is independent of situation – Charles Churchill
  4. I don't know what its like for most actors, but really clearly for myself acting has always been the fulfilment of personal fantasies. It isn't just art, its about being a person I've always wanted to be, or being in a situation or being a hero. – Richard Dreyfuss
  5. This is the kind of situation that can tear people apart. It tears at the fabric of your soul and can certainly tear at your marriage and ours has gotten only stronger. – Shelley Fabares
  6. I think it's like music for the sake of music, and a lot of the words stem from liking music a lot, wanting to be a good band and having a good sense of humour, and living in a situation where we're free to pretty much do what we want. – Jon Fishman
  7. But definitely, when a decision is taken, or when you are trying to oppose a decision, you are in a weaker position than the member states, because they know more about the situation than you. We gave information, but they never gave us any information. – Boutros Boutros-Ghali
  8. And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and my isolation became more accentuated. In such a situation the discovery that my experience was not unique, that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals, became very important for me. – Juan Goytisolo
  9. Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it. – Allen Klein
  10. Emotions get in the way but they don't pay me to start crying at the loss of 269 lives. They pay me to put some perspective on the situation – Ted Koppel
  11. It puts the provider in a situation of looking for ways to have someone else pick up a piece of the cost. As a result, every customer who has insurance ends up paying a 'hidden premium.' It simply adds to the health care cost burden. – David Obey
  12. Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older. – Hans Selye
  13. I gave out stars whenever an appropriate situation presented itself. – Willie Stargell
  14. We absolutely have to restrain concentrations of wealth in industry from spoiling the situation for everybody. – William Weld
  15. The biggest lessons I've learned in life have probably come from a bad situation from an angry situation even if I wasn't the one who was angry. – Evan R. Wood

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

Rhymes for situation