1 a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic" [syn: topographic point, spot]
2 any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House" [syn: property]
3 an abstract mental location; "he has a special place in my thoughts"; "a place in my heart"; "a political system with no place for the less prominent groups"
4 a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"
5 the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of" [syn: stead, position, lieu]
6 a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?" [syn: shoes]
7 where you live at a particular time; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?" [syn: home]
8 a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, situation]
9 the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place" [syn: position]
10 proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station" [syn: station]
11 a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place" [syn: seat]
12 the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the page"
13 proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"
14 a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place" [syn: plaza, piazza]
15 an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position" [syn: position]
1 put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point" [syn: put, set, pose, position, lay]
2 place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was placed on probation"
3 assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide" [syn: rate, rank, range, order, grade]
4 assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles" [syn: locate, site]
5 to arrange for; "place a phone call", "place a bet"
6 take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; "Jerry came in third in the Marathon" [syn: come in, come out]
7 intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself" [syn: target, aim, direct, point]
8 recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster" [syn: identify]
9 assign to (a job or a home)
12 identify the location or place of; "We localized the source of the infection" [syn: localize, localise]
15 finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place"
16 sing a note with the correct pitch
EtymologyFrom plæce, from place, from lang=la, from sc=Grek, from sc=Grek, from *|plat
- , /pleɪs/, /pleIs/
- Rhymes: -eɪs
- An open space, courtyard, market square.
- A group of houses.
- They live in Westminster Place.
- A location or position.
- 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.
- 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
- three decimal places
- the hundreds place
- three decimal places
open space, courtyard, market square
- Finnish: aukio
- French: place
- German: Platz
- Greek: πλατεία
- Italian: piazza
- Japanese: 広場, 場; qualifier market square 市場
- Korean: 곳, 장소
- Sorani: شوێن
- Polish: plac
- Portuguese: lugar, local
- Romanian: pătrat, piaţă
- Romansch: plaz , plazza
- Russian: площадь (plóščad’)
- Slovene: trg
- Spanish: plaza
- Swedish: gård, plats, torg
- Telugu: స్థలము (sthalamu)
group of houses
- Japanese: 団地
- Swedish: gård
- Albanian: vend
- Arabic: (makān)
- Catalan: lloc
- Chinese: 地方 (dìfang)
- Croatian: mjesto
- Czech: místo
- Dutch: plaats
- Finnish: paikka
- French: lieu
- German: Platz, Ort, Stelle, Position
- Hindi: जगह (jagah)
- Hungarian: hely
- Irish: áit
- Italian: luogo, posto, posizione
- Japanese: 場所, 位置, 所; qualifier space 空間; qualifier room 余地
- Korean: 장소
- Sorani: جێگه, شوێن
- Latin: locus
- Mongolian: газар (gazar)
- Old English: log
- Portuguese: lugar, local, posição
- Romanian: loc
- Romansch: lieu
- Russian: место
- Scottish Gaelic: àite
- Slovene: kraj, mesto
- Spanish: lugar, sitio
- Swedish: plats , placering , post , säte , ställe
- Telugu: స్థానము (sthaanamu)
- Urdu: (jagah)
region of a land
- Japanese: 地方
somewhere to sit
frame of mind
- Finnish: paikka
- Japanese: 感覚
informal: house or home
- Japanese: 家, 家
a role or purpose, a station
numeric: the column counting a certain quantity
- Japanese: 桁
somewhere to stand
somewhere to lay down
somewhere to sleep
- To earn a given spot in a competition.
- To put (an object or person) in a specific location.
- To remember
where and when (an object or person) has been
- I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where.
- transitive in the passive To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.
- To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
- To arrange for or to make (a bet).
- To recruit or
match an appropriate
person for a job.
- They phoned hoping to place her in the management team.
to earn a given spot in a competition
- French: se placer, arriver
- Hebrew: (literally: to reach)
- Japanese: 入賞する
- Swedish: placera sig
to put in a specific location
- Chinese: 放 (fàng)
- Dutch: plaatsen
- Finnish: panna, laittaa, asettaa, sijoittaa
- French: mettre, poser, placer
- German: stellen, plazieren (or platzieren), einordnen
- Hungarian: tenni, helyezni
- Italian: collocare, mettere, posare
- Japanese: 配置する, 置く, 入れる, 付ける, 収める, 定める, 割り当てる
- Korean: 두다
- Old English: logian
- Portuguese: colocar
- Russian: класть (klast’), ставить (stávit’)
- Spanish: colocar, poner
- Swedish: lägga, placera, ställa, sätta
to remember where and when something or someone was previously encountered
passive: to achieve (a certain position)
to sing (a note) with the correct pitch
to arrange for, make (a bet)
- Finnish: asettua
- French: faire
- Japanese: 賭ける
to recruit or match an appropriate person for a job
- first-, third-person singular indicative present of placer.
- first-, third-person singular sunjunctive present of placer.
- second-person singular imperative of placer.
- Plural of plac
Place may refer to:
- Place (mathematics), an equivalence relation defined on absolute values of an integral domain or field
- Place (United States Census Bureau), defined as any concentration of population
- Place setting, a table setting for a single diner
- Place identity, a group of ideas concerning significance and meanings that particular places have for their inhabitants and users
- Place/transition net, a mathematical representation of discrete distributed systems
- Place value, the specific position occupied by each digit in a numeral
- Sense of place, a phenomenon in which people strongly identify with a particular geographical area or location
- Place, a type of bet
Place may also be:
- Unity of place, one of the three classical unities for drama derived from Aristotle's Poetics
- Locus, the Latin word for "place"
- An individual's place in society, or social position
- A street type designation for a cul-de-sac
- Part of the name of a public space such as a town square, plaza or piazza
- In the United Kingdom, as a gazetteer entry for a location which does not have an official status such as town or parish but is nonetheless identifiable
Persons with the surname of Place:
- Melrose Place, a television series
- Peyton Place, a novel, film and television series
- Place House, a historic building in Fowey, Cornwall
- A common misspelling of Plaice, a type of fish
place in German: Place
place in French: Place
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