Place meaning

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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.

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A particular spot, as on the body.

The place that hurts.

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To put in or as if in a particular place or position; set.
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A particular point that one has reached, as in a book.

I have lost my place.

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To put in a specified relation or order.

Place the words in alphabetical order.

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A particular passage or page in a book, magazine, etc., esp. the point where one has temporarily stopped reading.

To mark one's place.

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A residence; dwelling; house and grounds.
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To adjust (one's voice) for the best possible effects.
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To offer for consideration.

Placed the matter before the board.

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To arrange for the publication or display of.

Place an advertisement in the newspaper.

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To identify or classify in a particular context.

Could not place that person's face.

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To find accommodation or employment for.
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A building or space devoted to a special purpose.

A place of amusement.

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A particular spot on or part of the body or a surface.

A sore place on the leg.

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Position or standing, esp. one of importance, accorded to one.

One's place in history.

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A space used, reserved, or customarily occupied by a person, as a seat in a theater, at a table, etc.
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An office; employment; position.
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Official position.
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The duties of any position.
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The duty, or business (of a person)
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In racing, the first, second, or third position at the finish, specif. the second position.
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A step or point in a sequence.

In the first place.

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The customary, proper, or natural position, time, or character.
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(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)
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To arrange for a desired handling, treatment, or allocation of.

To place a shipment, to place a child for adoption.

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To assign (a value)
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To make or give as an estimate.
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To offer (a proposal, problem, etc.) to be considered.
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To repose (confidence, trust, hope, etc.) in a person or thing.
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To finish in (a specified position) in a competition.

To place last.

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To initiate or effect (a telephone call)
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A particular area or locality; region.
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A city, town, or village.
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(sports) To finish among the first three in a contest; specif., to finish second in a horse or dog race.
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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.
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A location or position.
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A region of a land.

He is going back to his native place on vacation.

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Social station.

He overstepped his place.

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Relative position in a series; standing.
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To find employment or a position for; appoint to an office.
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To sell (a new issue of stock, bonds, or other securities).
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To put into a particular condition.

Placed him under arrest.

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To be among those who finish a competition or race, especially to finish second.
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A square or court in a city.
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A short street, often closed at one end.
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Space; room.
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To adjust (the voice) to head or chest register.
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An open space, courtyard, market square.
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A group of houses.

They live in Westminster Place.

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Somewhere for a person to sit.

We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places.

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A frame of mind.

I'm in a strange place at the moment.

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(informal) A house or home.

Do you want to come over to my place later?

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It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case.

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Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.

Three decimal places; the hundreds place.

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The position of a contestant in a competition.

We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place.

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The position as a member of a sports team.

He lost his place in the national team.

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Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.

That's what I said in the first place!

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Reception; effect; implying the making room for.
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To put (an object or person) in a specific location.

He placed the glass on the table.

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(intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition.

The win against the Mets placed the Cowboys in third place in the league.

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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.

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(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.

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To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
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To arrange for or to make (a bet).

I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls.

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To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.

They phoned hoping to place her in the management team.

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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.

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A public square or street with houses in a town.
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A position regarded as belonging to someone or something else; stead.

She was chosen in his place.

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A particular situation or circumstance.

Put yourself in my place.

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High rank or status.
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A job, post, or position.

Found a place in the company.

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(games) Second position for betting purposes, as in a horserace.
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The specified stage in a list of points to be made, as in an argument.

In the first place.

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(mathematics) A position in a numeral or series.
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To appoint to a post.

Placed her in a key position.

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all over the place
  • In or to many locations; everywhere:
    Film is sold all over the place.
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in place
  • In the appropriate or usual position or order:
    With everything in place, she started the slide show.
  • In the same spot; without moving forwards or backwards:
    While marching in place, the band played a popular tune.
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in place of
  • Instead of.
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keep
  • To recognize one's social position and act according to traditional decorum.
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place in the sun
  • A dominant or favorable position or situation.
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give place
  • to make room
  • to yield
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go places
  • to achieve success
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in (or out of) place
  • in (or out of) the customary, proper, or assigned place
  • that is (or is not) fitting, proper, or timely
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in place of
  • as a substitute for; instead of
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know one's place
  • to be conscious of one's (inferior) position or rank in life and act accordingly
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put someone in his (or her) place
  • to humble someone who is overstepping bounds
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run (jog, etc.) in place
  • to move the legs alternately as in running (jogging, etc.), but remain in the same place, not going forward or backward
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take place
  • to come into being; happen; occur
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take the place of
  • to be a substitute for
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in (<i>or</i> out of) place
put someone in his (<i>or</i> her) place
run (jog<i>, etc.</i>) in place
take the place of

Origin of place

  • Middle English from Old English plæce 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 plat- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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"), *pelhâ‚‚-. 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")).

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