1. the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

- the present international situation is dangerous

- eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation

Definition categories: state

2. 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

Similar word(s): position

Definition categories: state, condition, status

3. a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

- the dangerous situation developed suddenly

- that's quite a situation

- no human situation is simple

Definition categories: state, difficulty

4. physical position in relation to the surroundings

Similar word(s): site

Definition categories: location, place, position

5. a job in an organization

Similar word(s): berth, billet, office, place, position, post, spot

Definition categories: act, business, job, line, occupation

Sentences with situation as a noun:

- The Botanical Gardens are in a delightful situation on the river bank.

- The United States is in an awkward situation with debt default looming.

- Boss, we've got a situation here...