An example of place is Manhattan.
An example of place is the spot where a particular book belongs.
The place that hurts.
I have lost my place.
Place the words in alphabetical order.
To mark one's place.
Placed the matter before the board.
Place an advertisement in the newspaper.
Could not place that person's face.
A place of amusement.
A sore place on the leg.
One's place in history.
In the first place.
To place a shipment, to place a child for adoption.
To place last.
He overstepped his place.
Placed him under arrest.
We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places.
That's what I said in the first place!
The win against the Mets placed the Cowboys in third place in the league.
Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race.
I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls.
An example of place is to set the table.
An example of place is to put a book on the table.
She was chosen in his place.
Put yourself in my place.
Found a place in the company.
In the first place.
Placed her in a key position.
- In or to many locations; everywhere:Film is sold all over the 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.
- Instead of.
- To recognize one's social position and act according to traditional decorum.
- A dominant or favorable position or situation.
- to make room
- to yield
- to achieve success
- in (or out of) the customary, proper, or assigned place
- that is (or is not) fitting, proper, or timely
- as a substitute for; instead of
- to be conscious of one's (inferior) position or rank in life and act accordingly
- to humble someone who is overstepping bounds
- to move the legs alternately as in running (jogging, etc.), but remain in the same place, not going forward or backward
- to come into being; happen; occur
- to be a substitute for
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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 plÃ¦se, plÃ¦tse, plÃ¦Ä‹e (“place, an open space, street"), from Latin platea (“plaza, wide street"), from Ancient Greek Ï€Î»Î±Ï„Îµá¿–Î± (plateia), shortening of Ï€Î»Î±Ï„Îµá¿–Î± (plateia) á½Î´ÏŒÏ‚ (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, loÈ (“place, stead") (from Old English lÅh (“place, stead")), Middle English stede (“place, location") (from Old English stede (“place, stead")), Middle English stowe (“place") (from Old English stÅw (“place, locality, site")).