Definition of Place

1. Noun. A point located with respect to surface features of some region. "A bright spot on a planet"




2. Verb. Put into a certain place or abstract location. "They place the bags on the table"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

3. Noun. Any area set aside for a particular purpose. "The president was concerned about the property across from the White House"

4. Verb. Place somebody in a particular situation or location. "He was placed on probation"
Generic synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate

5. Noun. An abstract mental location. "A political system with no place for the less prominent groups"
Generic synonyms: Cognition, Knowledge, Noesis
Specialized synonyms: Layer, Level, Stratum

6. Verb. Assign a rank or rating to. "Sam and Sue place the movie "; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

7. Noun. A general vicinity. "He comes from a place near Chicago"

8. Verb. Assign a location to. "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
Exact synonyms: Locate, Site
Generic synonyms: Post, Send, Station
Derivative terms: Location, Location, Placement, Site

9. Noun. The post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another. "In lieu of"
Exact synonyms: Lieu, Position, Stead
Generic synonyms: Function, Office, Part, Role
Specialized synonyms: Behalf

10. Verb. To arrange for. "Place a bet"
Generic synonyms: Order

11. Noun. A particular situation. "If you were in my place what would you do?"
Exact synonyms: Shoes
Generic synonyms: Position, Situation

12. Verb. Take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal. "Jerry came in third in the Marathon"
Exact synonyms: Come In, Come Out
Generic synonyms: Rank

13. Noun. Where you live at a particular time. "Your place or mine?"
Exact synonyms: Home
Generic synonyms: Abode, Residence
Specialized synonyms: Home Away From Home, Home From Home
Derivative terms: Home, Homely

14. Verb. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal. "Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
Exact synonyms: Aim, Direct, Point, Target
Specialized synonyms: Address, Home In, Range In, Zero In
Generic synonyms: Aim, Direct, Take, Take Aim, Train
Derivative terms: Aim, Target, Target

15. Noun. A job in an organization. "He occupied a post in the treasury"
Exact synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Position, Post, Situation, Spot
Generic synonyms: Business, Job, Line, Line Of Work, Occupation
Specialized synonyms: Academicianship, Accountantship, Admiralty, Ambassadorship, Apostleship, Apprenticeship, Associateship, Attorneyship, Bailiffship, Baronetage, Bishopry, Episcopate, Cadetship, Caliphate, Captaincy, Captainship, Cardinalship, Chairmanship, Chancellorship, Chaplaincy, Chaplainship, Chieftaincy, Chieftainship, Clerkship, Commandership, Commandery, Comptrollership, Consulship, Controllership, Councillorship, Councilorship, Counsellorship, Counselorship, Curacy, Curatorship, Custodianship, Deanery, Deanship, Directorship, Discipleship, Editorship, Eldership, Emirate, Fatherhood, Fatherhood, Foremanship, Generalcy, Generalship, Governorship, Headship, Headship, Hot Seat, Incumbency, Inspectorship, Instructorship, Internship, Judgeship, Judicature, Khanate, Lectureship, Legateship, Legation, Legislatorship, Librarianship, Lieutenancy, Magistracy, Magistrature, Managership, Manhood, Marshalship, Mastership, Mayoralty, Messiahship, Moderatorship, Overlordship, Pastorate, Pastorship, Peasanthood, Plum, Praetorship, Precentorship, Preceptorship, Prefecture, Prelacy, Prelature, Premiership, Presidency, Presidentship, Primateship, Principalship, Priorship, Proconsulate, Proconsulship, Proctorship, Chair, Professorship, Protectorship, Public Office, Rabbinate, Receivership, Rectorate, Rectorship, Regency, Residency, Rulership, Sainthood, Secretaryship, Feudal Lordship, Seigneury, Seigniory, Senatorship, Sinecure, Solicitorship, Speakership, Stewardship, Studentship, Teachership, Thaneship, Throne, Treasurership, Tribuneship, Trusteeship, Vice-presidency, Viceroyship, Viziership, Wardenship, Wardership, Womanhood
Derivative terms: Officiate, Post

16. Verb. Recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something. "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"

17. Noun. The particular portion of space occupied by something. "He put the lamp back in its place"
Exact synonyms: Position
Specialized synonyms: Wing, Half-mast, Half-staff, Lead, Pole Position, Polls, Pride Of Place, Anomaly, Site, Situation, Setting, Juxtaposition, Lie, Post, Station, Pitch, Landmark, Right, Left, Back, Rear, Front, Stand, Station, Vantage
Generic synonyms: Point
Attributes: Right, Left
Derivative terms: Position

18. Verb. Assign to (a job or a home).
Generic synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate

19. Noun. Proper or designated social situation. "Married above her station"
Exact synonyms: Station
Specialized synonyms: Niche
Generic synonyms: Rank, Social Rank, Social Station, Social Status

20. Verb. Locate. "The film is set in Africa"
Exact synonyms: Localise, Localize, Set
Generic synonyms: Present, Represent, Stage
Derivative terms: Locale, Localization, Placement, Set

21. Noun. A space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane). "He sat in someone else's place"
Exact synonyms: Seat
Category relationships: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane, Dramatic Art, Dramatics, Dramaturgy, Theater, Theatre
Specialized synonyms: Perch
Generic synonyms: Space
Derivative terms: Seat, Seat, Seat, Seat

22. Verb. Estimate. "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
Exact synonyms: Put, Set
Generic synonyms: Approximate, Estimate, Gauge, Guess, Judge

23. Noun. The passage that is being read. "He lost his place on the page"
Generic synonyms: Passage

24. Verb. Identify the location or place of. "We localized the source of the infection"
Exact synonyms: Localise, Localize
Generic synonyms: Locate, Situate
Derivative terms: Localisation, Locale, Localization, Placement

25. Noun. Proper or appropriate position or location. "A woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status

26. Verb. Make an investment. "Put money into bonds"
Exact synonyms: Commit, Invest, Put
Specialized synonyms: Fund, Roll Over, Shelter, Tie Up, Job, Speculate, Buy Into
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend
Derivative terms: Commitment, Investing, Investment, Investment, Investor
Antonyms: Divest

27. Noun. A public square with room for pedestrians. "Grosvenor Place"
Exact synonyms: Piazza, Plaza
Generic synonyms: Public Square, Square

28. Verb. Assign to a station.
Exact synonyms: Post, Send, Station
Specialized synonyms: Garrison, Fort, Locate, Site
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Station, Station

29. Noun. An item on a list or in a sequence. "Moved from third to fifth position"
Exact synonyms: Position
Generic synonyms: Item, Point
Specialized synonyms: Postposition, Preposition

30. Verb. Finish second or better in a horse or dog race. "He bet $2 on number six to place"
Generic synonyms: Race, Run

31. Noun. A blank area. "Write your name in the space provided"
Exact synonyms: Blank Space, Space
Generic synonyms: Area, Expanse, Surface Area
Specialized synonyms: Margin, Indent, Indentation, Indention, Indenture
Group relationships: Form

32. Verb. Sing a note with the correct pitch.
Generic synonyms: Sing

Definition of Place

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. 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.

3. n. 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.

4. v. t. To determine or announce the place of at the finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three horses are placed officially.

Definition of Place

1. Noun. A location or position. ¹

2. Noun. An open space, courtyard, market square. ¹

3. Noun. A group of houses. ¹

4. Noun. A region of a land. ¹

5. Noun. Somewhere for a person to sit. ¹

6. Noun. A frame of mind. ¹

7. Noun. (informal) A house or home. ¹

8. Noun. A role or purpose; a station. ¹

9. Noun. Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity. ¹

10. Noun. The position of a contestant in a competition. ¹

11. Noun. The position as a member of a sports team. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To put (an object or person) in a specific location. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive in the passive) To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To sing (a note) with the correct pitch. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To arrange for or to make (a bet). ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Place

1. to set in a particular position [v PLACED, PLACING, PLACES]

Medical Definition of Place

1. 1. 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. "Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown." (Shak) 2. 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. "Place such over them to be rulers." (Ex. Xviii. 21) 3. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank. 4. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend. "My resolution 's placed." 5. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down. "Place it for her chief virtue." (Shak) To place (a person), to identify him. Synonym: See Put. Origin: Cf. F. Placer. See Place. 1. 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. "Here is the place appointed." (Shak) "What place can be for us Within heaven's bound?" (Milton) "The word place has sometimes a more confused sense, and stands for that space which any body takes up; and so the universe is a place." (Locke) 2. A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end. "Hangman boys in the market place." 3. 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. "Are you native of this place?" (Shak) 4. Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling. "The enervating magic of place." "Men in great place are thrice servants." (Bacon) "I know my place as I would they should do theirs." (Shak) 5. Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied). "In place of Lord Bassanio." 6. A definite position or passage of a document. "The place of the scripture which he read was this." (Acts viii. 32) 7. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as, he said in the first place. 8. Reception; effect; implying the making room for. "My word hath no place in you." (John viii. 37) 9. Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude. Place of arms, the act of kicking the ball after it has been placed on the ground. Place name, the name of a place or locality. To give place, to make room; to yield; to give way; to give advantage. "Neither give place to the devil." . "Let all the rest give place." . To have place, to have a station, room, or seat; as, such desires can have no place in a good heart. To take place. To come to pass; to occur; as, the ceremony will not take place. To take precedence or priority. To take effect; to prevail. "If your doctrine takes place." . "But none of these excuses would take place." . To take the place of, to be substituted for. Synonym: Situation, seat, abode, position, locality, location, site, spot, office, employment, charge, function, trust, ground, room, stead. Origin: F, fr. L. Platea a street, an area, a courtyard, from Gr. Platei^a a street, properly fem. Of platys, flat, broad; akin to Skr. Prithu, Lith. Platus. Cf. Flawn, Piazza, Plate, Plaza. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Place Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Place

placater
placaters
placates
placating
placatingly
placationist
placations
placative
placatively
placatory
placcat
placcate
placcates
placcats
place (current term)
place-kick
place-kicker
place-kicking
place-name
place-names
place-worship
place an order
place bet
place card
place cards
place down
place holder
place in the sun
place kick

Literary usage of Place

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Solving Crime Problems in Residential Neighborhoods: Comprehensive Changes by Judith D. Feins (1997)
"The third section discusses the sources of place-specific crime ... The place- specific crime prevention approach is consistent with and supports the ..."

2. Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne (1874)
"IN WHICH A CONVERSATION TAKES place WHICH SEEMS LIKELY TO COST PHILEAS FOGG DEAR. PHILEAS FOGG, having shut the door of his house at half- past eleven, ..."

3. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and by William Nicholson (1819)
"place the multiplier under the multiplicand, and multiply the latter successively by the significant figures of the former, by placing the right-hand figure ..."

4. Solving Crime Problems in Residential Neighborhoods: Comprehensive Changes by Judith D. Feins (1997)
"The third section discusses the sources of place-specific crime ... The place- specific crime prevention approach is consistent with and supports the ..."

5. Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne (1874)
"IN WHICH A CONVERSATION TAKES place WHICH SEEMS LIKELY TO COST PHILEAS FOGG DEAR. PHILEAS FOGG, having shut the door of his house at half- past eleven, ..."

6. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and by William Nicholson (1819)
"place the multiplier under the multiplicand, and multiply the latter successively by the significant figures of the former, by placing the right-hand figure ..."

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