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Definitions of place

  1. 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"
  2. a blank area; " write your name in the space provided"
  3. take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; " Jerry came in third in the Marathon"
  4. where you live; " deliver the package to my home"; " he doesn't have a home to go to"; " your place or mine?"
  5. make an investment; " Put money into bonds"
  6. 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"
  7. the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; " can you go in my stead?"; " took his place"; " in lieu of"
  8. identify the location or place of; " We localized the source of the infection"
  9. locate; " The film is set in Africa"
  10. assign a location to; " The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
  11. a public square with room for pedestrians; " they met at Elm Plaza"; " Grosvenor Place"
  12. 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"
  13. the passage that is being read; " he lost his place on the page"
  14. an item on a list or in a sequence; " in the second place"; " moved from third to fifth position"
  15. a general vicinity; " He comes from a place near Chicago"
  16. any area set aside for a particular purpose; " who owns this place?"; " the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
  17. the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; " he put the lamp back in its place"
  18. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; " this is a nice place for a picnic"
  19. assign to a station
  20. estimate; " We put the time of arrival at 8 P. M."
  21. assign a rank or rating to; " how would you rank these students?"; " The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
  22. 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"
  23. a particular situation; " If you were in my place what would you do?"
  24. proper or designated social situation; " he overstepped his place"; " the responsibilities of a man in his station"; " married above her station"
  25. a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  26. 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?"
  27. proper or appropriate position or location; " a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"
  28. recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; " She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
  29. to arrange for; " place a phone call", " place a bet"
  30. sing a note with the correct pitch
  31. finish second or better in a horse or dog race; " he bet $ 2 on number six to place"
  32. place somebody in a particular situation or location; " he was placed on probation"
  33. assign to ( a job or a home)
  34. The position of first, second, or third at the finish, esp. the second position. In betting, to win a bet on a horse for place it must, in the United States, finish first or second, in England, usually, first, second, or third.
  35. To determine or announce the place of at the finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three horses are placed officially.
  36. To place- kick ( a goal).
  37. Any portion of space regarded as measured off or distinct from all other space, or appropriated to some definite object or use; position; ground; site; spot; rarely, unbounded space.
  38. A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end.
  39. A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a mansion; a village, town, or city; a fortified town or post; a stronghold; a region or country.
  40. Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling.
  41. Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead ( the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied).
  42. A definite position or passage of a document.
  43. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as, he said in the first place.
  44. To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a particular place; to fix; to settle; to locate; as, to place a book on a shelf; to place balls in tennis.
  45. To put or set in a particular rank, office, or position; to surround with particular circumstances or relations in life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life; as, in whatever sphere one is placed.
  46. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank.
  47. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend.
  48. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.
  49. Reception; effect; - implying the making room for.
  50. Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; - usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude.
  51. A special spot or locality; an open space or square in a city; a situation; site; a building devoted to a special purpose; a city, town, etc.; room; as, make place for him; duty; space belonging to a given body; a place in line; rank; social position; as, keep your place.
  52. To put in a particular spot or position; settle; establish.
  53. A broad way in a city: a space: locality: a town: a residence: existence: rank: office: stead: way: passage in a book.
  54. To put in any place or condition: to settle: to lend: to ascribe.
  55. PLACER.
  56. A space; locality; residence; rank; office.
  57. To put in any place; settle.
  58. To put in a place; arrange; appoint; invest.
  59. A particular portion of space; position; rank; office; abode.
  60. An open space or square, or a short street in a city.
  61. Vacated room; stead.
  62. Any portion of space; locality; residence; town; passage of a writing or book; rank; official station; room; station in life; occupation; condition. To take place, to happen. To give place, to give room; to give way.
  63. To put or set in a particular place; to fix; to invest; to put out at interest; to lend.
  64. Situation, site, or spot; a wide street or public square in a city; any portion of space; station or rank; a position occupied and held as a residence; a village, town, or city; occupation or calling; office; lieu or stead; room; existence; duty; function; a passage of a writing; ordinal relation, as, in the first place; position; a fortified town or post.
  65. To set or fix; to appoint; to settle; to invest.
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Usage examples for place

  1. But in what place – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  2. There is not a place where I am so much at home. – Paul Clifford, Volume 1. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. In the first place I shall do for you. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  4. I suppose you would not like to work in such a place – Home Geography For Primary Grades by C. C. Long
  5. Did you find them at my place as you said you would? – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  6. Man is more than his dwelling- place – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  7. But what place and where? – Ravensdene Court by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  8. The question is, What would you do if you were in my place – The House by the Lock by C. N. Williamson
  9. It is a good place for them. – Dusty Star by Olaf Baker
  10. I don't like that place – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  11. Place made me think of that I suppose. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  12. Put yourself in her place Maggie. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  13. I knew the place – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  14. And where did a girl like that go to in a place like this? – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  15. Because, in the first place I couldn't. – A Maid of the Silver Sea by John Oxenham
  16. They didn't do a thing to this place did they? – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  17. Go, in place of you! – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  18. There had never been one on the place before. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  19. And America's only one place – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  20. No, I couldn't place him. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
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