Definitions of place

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

Antonyms for place

derange, divest, mislay, withdraw, misplace, disturb, crowd out, avocation, jumble, unemployment, joblessness, displace, take out, disarrange, unsettle.

Quotes of place

  1. It's so worth -while being a judge, because, if I make good, I can help prove that a woman's place is as much on the bench, in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home. – Florence E. Allen
  2. Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes. – Ulrich Beck
  3. It's taken a long time but eventually when I had the songs in place and demos right and I found myself a manager, that's when everything started happening quickly but I think that's always the way it is. – James Blunt
  4. I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly. – Ty Cobb
  5. You know Manchester is always a bit of a hard place for people coming from London, just with all the history. Manchester has this immensely huge and healthy history musically. – Graham Coxon
  6. Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place – Billy Crystal
  7. Hemingway said the only way to write about a place is to leave it. – David Guterson
  8. Australia was great. I would advise anybody to go there. In fact, if you couldn't live here, Australia would be the place to live. It's the most Americanized country that I've ever seen in the world. – Jerry Lawler
  9. I feel like it's important to use this gift God gave me, my life and my career to do something to make the world a better place It's an easy thing for me to do. – Martina McBride
  10. Art, well good art at least, takes you to a place you go during the experience of it, and then after you experience it you are different. – Nile Rodgers
  11. In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place – May Sarton
  12. America is a place where we all come together. It is a place of consensus. – Charles Schumer
  13. One of the reasons I love to jump back and forth between mediums is that film does allow me to be more literal. I can go to the real place I can go to the Coliseum, and I don't have to fake it. – Julie Taymor
  14. The movie medium will eventually take its place as art because there is no other medium of interest to so many people. – Irving Thalberg
  15. We can put our head in the sand and continue to lose jobs overseas and to other states, or we can say, 'You know what? We are not going to lose another job from California, and we're going to be the very best place to start and grow a business.' So I'll be the chief sales officer for California businesses. – Meg Whitman

Usage examples for place

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

Idioms for place