cite vs site vs sight : Common Errors in English

About cite vs site vs sight

You cite the author in an endnote; you visit a Web site or the site of the crime, and you sight your beloved running toward you in slow motion on the beach (a sight for sore eyes!).

cite Meaning(s)

  • (n) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
  • (v) make reference to
  • (v) commend
  • (v) refer to
  • (v) repeat a passage from
  • (v) refer to for illustration or proof
  • (v) advance evidence for
  • (v) call in an official matter, such as to attend court

site Meaning(s)

  • (n) the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
  • (n) a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web
  • (n) physical position in relation to the surroundings
  • (v) assign a location to

sight Meaning(s)

  • (n) an instance of visual perception
  • (n) anything that is seen
  • (n) the ability to see; the visual faculty
  • (n) a range of mental vision
  • (n) the range of vision
  • (n) the act of looking or seeing or observing
  • (n) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  • (v) catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
  • (v) take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)

cite in News

  1. First on CNN: O'Malley to endorse Booker in New Jersey Senate race

    (CNN) – Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will endorse Cory Booker in New Jersey's special Senate election on Thursday, Democratic sources told CNN. O'Malley, a former mayor of Baltimore, plans to cite the Newark mayor's efforts to reduce crime, attract businesses and improve education in his endorsement. "We need more entrepreneurial, collaborative, results-driven leaders like Cory […]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNN Political Ticker

  2. Films give voice to Worcester youths

    N-CITE, a media collective program in Worcester, has a mission to arm the next generation with tools to fight what it calls "the dominant narrative," or the stories and stereotypes the media tends to recycle.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  3. Questions about the care of guard dogs

    Animal Care and Control to cite Broward K-9 Services 
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WPTV West Palm Beach

site in News

  1. Site Potentials for Biomass Power Plants in Poland (Analyst Version)

    DUBLIN, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p4cn9v/site_potentials ) has announced the addition of the "Site Potentials for Biomass Power ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. On site at a Sprint cell: Gear shrinks while coverage grows

    On the roof of a medical building in San Francisco, Sprint Nextel has a cell site that's far above the cramped canyons of the city's streets, but despite the wide-open views, space is limited. Sprint shares the roof with other mobile operators also taking advantage of its high vantage point, and each needs backup power supplies in addition to the large, raised cabinets that contain their ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PC World

  3. Jobs Site for 'Beautiful People' Launches

    Exclusive social media site BeautifulPeople.com is now offering its 750,000 members a way to use their looks to find employment with its new recruitment service. The company, which launched more than 10 years ago, allows members to vote on the admission of potential members based...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News

sight in News

  1. i-Sight Offers Webinar on How to Recognize and Reduce Ethics Risks

    i-Sight Software has announced that it is offering a free training webinar on professional ethics in the workplace. The one-hour webinar will address practical strategies for recognizing and reducing ethical risks in your organization and will be presented on Thursday, June 20th, at 2pm EST, by ethics expert, author and psychologist, Christopher Bauer, PhD. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. Easy and effective therapy to restore sight: Engineered virus will improve gene therapy for blinding eye diseases

    Gene therapy using adeno-associated virus has successfully restored sight to people with a rare inherited retinal degeneration, but current therapy requires injecting the virus directly into the retina. Researchers have now caused AAV to evolve so that it is able to penetrate the retina, allowing doctors to inject the virus and its gene load into the vitreous to reach all cells of the retina ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Science Daily

  3. Researchers develop easy and effective therapy to restore sight

    Gene therapy using adeno-associated virus (AAV) has successfully restored sight to people with a rare inherited retinal degeneration, but current therapy requires injecting the virus directly into the retina. UC Berkeley researchers have evolved AAV so that it is able to penetrate the retina, allowing doctors to inject the virus and its gene load into the vitreous to reach all cells of the retina.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: UC Berkeley NewsCenter

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