Definitions for place

Definitions for (noun) place

Main entry: berth, billet, spot, situation, position, post, place, office

Definition: a job in an organization

Usage: he occupied a post in the treasury

Main entry: position, place, stead, lieu

Definition: the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

Usage: can you go in my stead?; took his place; in lieu of

Main entry: place

Definition: an abstract mental location

Usage: he has a special place in my thoughts; a place in my heart; a political system with no place for the less prominent groups

Main entry: blank space, space, place

Definition: a blank area

Usage: write your name in the space provided

Main entry: place

Definition: the passage that is being read

Usage: he lost his place on the page

Main entry: position, place

Definition: an item on a list or in a sequence

Usage: in the second place; moved from third to fifth position

Main entry: property, place

Definition: any area set aside for a particular purpose

Usage: who owns this place?; the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

Main entry: place, home

Definition: where you live at a particular time

Usage: deliver the package to my home; he doesn't have a home to go to; your place or mine?

Main entry: piazza, place, plaza

Definition: a public square with room for pedestrians

Usage: they met at Elm Plaza; Grosvenor Place

Main entry: position, place

Definition: the particular portion of space occupied by something

Usage: he put the lamp back in its place

Main entry: place

Definition: a general vicinity

Usage: He comes from a place near Chicago

Main entry: seat, place

Definition: a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

Usage: he booked their seats in advance; he sat in someone else's place

Main entry: topographic point, spot, place

Definition: a point located with respect to surface features of some region

Usage: this is a nice place for a picnic; a bright spot on a planet

Main entry: shoes, place

Definition: a particular situation

Usage: If you were in my place what would you do?

Main entry: station, place

Definition: proper or designated social situation

Usage: he overstepped his place; the responsibilities of a man in his station; married above her station

Main entry: place

Definition: proper or appropriate position or location

Usage: a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen

Definitions for (verb) place

Main entry: identify, place

Definition: recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

Usage: She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster

Main entry: place, range, rank, rate, grade, order

Definition: assign a rank or rating to

Usage: how would you rank these students?; The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

Main entry: place, come in, come out

Definition: take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal

Usage: Jerry came in third in the Marathon

Main entry: put, place, set

Definition: estimate

Usage: We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.

Main entry: place

Definition: to arrange for

Usage: place a phone call; place a bet

Main entry: place

Definition: sing a note with the correct pitch

Main entry: place

Definition: finish second or better in a horse or dog race

Usage: he bet $2 on number six to place

Main entry: station, send, place, post

Definition: assign to a station

Main entry: target, direct, aim, point, place

Definition: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

Usage: He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face; criticism directed at her superior; direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Main entry: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Main entry: place, set, localise, localize

Definition: locate

Usage: The film is set in Africa

Main entry: commit, invest, put, place

Definition: make an investment

Usage: Put money into bonds

Main entry: locate, place, site

Definition: assign a location to

Usage: The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles

Main entry: place

Definition: place somebody in a particular situation or location

Usage: he was placed on probation

Main entry: place

Definition: assign to (a job or a home)

Main entry: localise, localize, place

Definition: identify the location or place of

Usage: We localized the source of the infection

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