- Place is defined as a particular location or space or the particular area normally occupied by something.
- An example of place is Manhattan.
- An example of place is the spot where a particular book belongs.
- Place means to put in the proper position or order or to set down.
- An example of place is to set the table.
- An example of place is to put a book on the table.
- a square or court in a city
- a short street, often closed at one end
- space; room
- a particular area or locality; region
- the part of space occupied by a person or thing
- situation or state: if I were in his place
- a city, town, or village
- a residence; dwelling; house and grounds
- a building or space devoted to a special purpose: a place of amusement
- a particular spot on or part of the body or a surface: a sore place on the leg
- a particular passage or page in a book, magazine, etc., esp. the point where one has temporarily stopped reading: to mark one's place
- position or standing, esp. one of importance, accorded to one: one's place in history
- a step or point in a sequence: in the first place
- the customary, proper, or natural position, time, or character
- a space used, reserved, or customarily occupied by a person, as a seat in a theater, at a table, etc.
- an office; employment; position
- official position
- the duties of any position
- the duty, or business (of a person)
- in racing, the first, second, or third position at the finish, specif. the second position
- Arith. the position of a digit in a number (Ex.: in 12.3 the one is in the ten's place, the two in the unit's place, and the three in the tenth's place)
Origin of placeOld French ; from Classical Latin platea, a broad street (in Late Latin an open space) ; from Classical Greek plateia, a street ; from platys, broad: see platy-
transitive verbplaced, placing
- to put in a particular place, condition, or relation
- to put in an assigned or proper place, as in a sequence or series
- ☆ to identify by associating with the correct place or circumstances: to place somebody's face
- to find employment or a position for; appoint to an office
- to arrange for a desired handling, treatment, or allocation of: to place a shipment, to place a child for adoption
- to assign (a value)
- to make or give as an estimate
- to offer (a proposal, problem, etc.) to be considered
- to repose (confidence, trust, hope, etc.) in a person or thing
- to adjust (the voice) to head or chest register
- to finish in (a specified position) in a competition: to place last
Origin of placeFr placer
- to make room
- to yield
in (or out of) place
- in (or out of) the customary, proper, or assigned place
- that is (or is not) fitting, proper, or timely
in place of
know one's place
put someone in his (or her) place
run in place
take the place of
- a. An area with definite or indefinite boundaries; a portion of space.b. Room or space, especially adequate space: There is place for everyone at the back of the room.
- a. The particular portion of space occupied by or allocated to a person or thing.b. A building or an area set aside for a specified purpose: a place of worship.
- a. A dwelling; a house: bought a place on the lake.b. A business establishment or office.c. A locality, such as a town or city: visited many places.
- Abbr. Pl. A public square or street with houses in a town.
- a. A space in which one person, such as a passenger or spectator, can sit or stand.b. A setting for one person at a table.
- A position regarded as belonging to someone or something else; stead: She was chosen in his place.
- A particular point that one has reached, as in a book: I have lost my place.
- A particular spot, as on the body: the place that hurts.
- a. The proper or designated role or function: the place of the media in a free society.b. The proper or customary position or order: These books are out of place.c. A suitable setting or occasion: not the place to argue.d. The appropriate right or duty: not her place to criticize.
- Social station: He overstepped his place.
- A particular situation or circumstance: Put yourself in my place.
- High rank or status.
- A job, post, or position: found a place in the company.
- Relative position in a series; standing.
- Games Second position for betting purposes, as in a horserace.
- The specified stage in a list of points to be made, as in an argument: in the first place.
- Mathematics A position in a numeral or series.
verbplaced placed, plac·ing, plac·es
- To put in or as if in a particular place or position; set.
- To put in a specified relation or order: Place the words in alphabetical order.
- To offer for consideration: placed the matter before the board.
- To find accommodation or employment for.
- To put into a particular condition: placed him under arrest.
- To arrange for the publication or display of: place an advertisement in the newspaper.
- To appoint to a post: placed her in a key position.
- a. To rank in an order or sequence: I'd place him second best.b. To estimate: placed the distance at 100 feet.
- To identify or classify in a particular context: could not place that person's face.
- a. To give an order for: place a bet.b. To apply or arrange for: place an order.c. To make or obtain a connection for (a telephone call).
- To sell (a new issue of stock, bonds, or other securities).
- To adjust (one's voice) for the best possible effects.
Origin of placeMiddle English, from Old English plæce and Old French place, open space (from Medieval Latin placea, from Vulgar Latin *plattea), both from Latin platēa, broad street, from Greek plateia (hodos), broad (street), feminine of platus; see plat- in Indo-European roots.
- A location or position.
- An open space, courtyard, market square.
- A group of houses.
- They live in Westminster Place.
- A region of a land.
- He is going back to his native place on vacation.
- Somewhere for a person to sit.
- We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places.
- A frame of mind.
- I'm in a strange place at the moment.
- (informal) A house or home.
- Do you want to come over to my place later?
- A role or purpose; a station.
- It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case.
- Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.
- three decimal places; the hundreds place
- The position of a contestant in a competition.
- We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place.
- The position as a member of a sports team.
- He lost his place in the national team.
- Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.
- That's what I said in the first place!
- Reception; effect; implying the making room for.
(third-person singular simple present places, present participle placing, simple past and past participle placed)
- To put (an object or person) in a specific location.
- He placed the glass on the table.
- (intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition.
- The win against the Mets placed the Cowboys in third place in the league.
- To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.
- I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where.
- (in the passive) To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.
- Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race.
- To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
- To arrange for or to make (a bet).
- I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls.
- To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.
- They phoned hoping to place her in the management team.
From Middle English place, from Old English plæse, plætse, plæċe (“place, an open space, street”), from Latin platea (“plaza, wide street”), from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateia), shortening of πλατεῖα (plateia) ὁδός (plateia hodos, “broad way”), from Proto-Indo-European *plat- (“to spread”), extended form of *pelh- (“flat”), *pelh₂-. Reinforced in Middle English by Old French place (“open space”). Displaced native Middle English lough, loogh, loȝ (“place, stead”) (from Old English lōh (“place, stead”)), Middle English stede (“place, location”) (from Old English stede (“place, stead”)), Middle English stowe (“place”) (from Old English stōw (“place, locality, site”)).
place - Computer Definition
A function in PageMaker and other applications that allows a selection of different types of text and graphics files to be inserted within the current document. Place is similar to the Import function in other programs, but may provide additional capabilities. For example, it may be able to maintain a link to a "placed" file rather than embedding it within the document. See import.