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place

place - Dictionary definition and meaning for word place

Definition
(noun) a point located with respect to surface features of some region
Synonyms : spot , topographic point
Example Sentence
  • this is a nice place for a picnic
  • a bright spot on a planet

Definition
(noun) any area set aside for a particular purpose
Synonyms : property
Example Sentence
  • who owns this place?
  • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

Definition
(noun) an abstract mental location
Example Sentence
  • he has a special place in my thoughts
  • a place in my heart
  • a political system with no place for the less prominent groups

Definition
(noun) a general vicinity
Example Sentence
  • He comes from a place near Chicago

Definition
(noun) the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
Synonyms : lieu , position , stead
Example Sentence
  • can you go in my stead?
  • took his place
  • in lieu of

Definition
(noun) a particular situation
Synonyms : shoes
Example Sentence
  • If you were in my place what would you do?

Definition
(noun) where you live at a particular time
Synonyms : home
Example Sentence
  • deliver the package to my home
  • he doesn't have a home to go to
  • your place or mine?

Definition
(noun) a job in an organization
Synonyms : berth , billet , office , position , post , situation , spot
Example Sentence
  • he occupied a post in the treasury

Definition
(noun) the particular portion of space occupied by something
Synonyms : position
Example Sentence
  • he put the lamp back in its place

Definition
(noun) proper or designated social situation
Synonyms : station
Example Sentence
  • he overstepped his place
  • the responsibilities of a man in his station
  • married above her station

Definition
(noun) a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
Synonyms : seat
Example Sentence
  • he booked their seats in advance
  • he sat in someone else's place

Definition
(noun) the passage that is being read
Example Sentence
  • he lost his place on the page

Definition
(noun) proper or appropriate position or location
Example Sentence
  • a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen

Definition
(noun) a public square with room for pedestrians
Synonyms : piazza , plaza
Example Sentence
  • they met at Elm Plaza
  • Grosvenor Place

Definition
(noun) an item on a list or in a sequence
Synonyms : position
Example Sentence
  • in the second place
  • moved from third to fifth position

Definition
(noun) a blank area
Synonyms : blank space , space
Example Sentence
  • write your name in the space provided

Definition
(verb) put into a certain place or abstract location
Synonyms : lay , pose , position , put , set
Example Sentence
  • Put your things here
  • Set the tray down
  • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
  • Place emphasis on a certain point

Definition
(verb) place somebody in a particular situation or location
Example Sentence
  • he was placed on probation

Definition
(verb) assign a rank or rating to
Synonyms : grade , order , range , rank , rate
Example Sentence
  • how would you rank these students?
  • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

Definition
(verb) assign a location to
Synonyms : locate , site
Example Sentence
  • The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles

Definition
(verb) to arrange for
Example Sentence
  • place a phone call
  • place a bet

Definition
(verb) take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal
Synonyms : come in , come out
Example Sentence
  • Jerry came in third in the Marathon

Definition
(verb) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
Synonyms : aim , direct , point , target
Example Sentence
  • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
  • criticism directed at her superior
  • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Definition
(verb) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
Synonyms : identify
Example Sentence
  • She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster

Definition
(verb) assign to (a job or a home)
Definition
(verb) locate
Synonyms : localise , localize , set
Example Sentence
  • The film is set in Africa

Definition
(verb) estimate
Synonyms : put , set
Example Sentence
  • We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.

Definition
(verb) identify the location or place of
Synonyms : localise , localize
Example Sentence
  • We localized the source of the infection

Definition
(verb) make an investment
Synonyms : commit , invest , put
Example Sentence
  • Put money into bonds

Definition
(verb) assign to a station
Synonyms : post , send , station

Definition
(verb) finish second or better in a horse or dog race
Example Sentence
  • he bet $2 on number six to place

Definition
(verb) sing a note with the correct pitch

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