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Situation meaning

situation - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  3. 3. Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site; as, a house in a pleasant situation.
  4. 4. Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.
  5. 5. Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene.
  6. 6. Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government.
  7. 7. Position; locality; circumstances; office; employment.
  8. 8. Place where anything is situated; position; condition; office; employment.

situation - examples of usage

  1. Twenty words would explain the whole situation to him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Your present force and situation I should be glad to have a particular account of. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. First, before we touch on this situation, let me say something to you. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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