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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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a blank area; "write your name in the space provided" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; "Jerry came in third in the Marathon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. where you live; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make an investment; "Put money into bonds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. identify the location or place of; "We localized the source of the infection" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. locate; "The film is set in Africa" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the page" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. assign to a station Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. to arrange for; "place a phone call", "place a bet" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. sing a note with the correct pitch Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was placed on probation" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. assign to (a job or a home) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To determine or announce the place of at the finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three horses are placed officially. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To place-kick ( a goal). Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied). Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A definite position or passage of a document. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as, he said in the first place. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Reception; effect; - implying the making room for. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; - usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  52. To put in a particular spot or position; settle; establish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  53. A broad way in a city: a space: locality: a town: a residence: existence: rank: office: stead: way: passage in a book. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  54. To put in any place or condition: to settle: to lend: to ascribe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  55. PLACER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  56. A space; locality; residence; rank; office. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  57. To put in any place; settle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  58. To put in a place; arrange; appoint; invest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. A particular portion of space; position; rank; office; abode. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. An open space or square, or a short street in a city. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. Vacated room; stead. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  63. To put or set in a particular place; to fix; to invest; to put out at interest; to lend. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  65. To set or fix; to appoint; to settle; to invest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  66. Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for. mso.anu.edu.au
  67. Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; -- usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude. mso.anu.edu.au
  68. An old form of the word "pleas." Thus tho "Court of Common Fleas" was sometimes called the "Court of Common Place. thelawdictionary.org
  69. pl[=a]s, n. a broad way in a city: an open space used for a particular purpose: a particular locality: a town: room to dwell, sit, or stand in: the position held by anybody, employment, office, a situation: a mansion with its grounds: proper position or dignity, priority in such: stead: passage in a book: a topic, matter of discourse: in sporting contests, position among the first three.--v.t. to put in any place or condition: to find a home for: to settle: to lend: invest: to ascribe.--n. PLACE'-HUNT'ER, one who seeks eagerly official position or public office.--adj. PLACE'LESS, without place or office.--ns. PLACE'MAN, one who has a place or office under a government:--pl. PLACE'MEN; PLACE'MENT, placing or setting; PLACE'-MONG'ER, one who traffics in appointments to places; PLACE'-NAME, the name of a place or locality: a local name; PLAC'ER.--GIVE PLACE, to make room, to yield; HAVE PLACE, to have existence; IN PLACE, in position: opportune; OUT OF PLACE, inappropriate, unseasonable; TAKE PLACE, to come to pass: to take precedence of. [Fr.,--L. platea, a broad street--Gr. plateia, a street--platys, broad.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  70. Particular part of space; part of space occupied by person or thing, as it has changed its p.; city, town, village, &c.; (in names of groups of buildings) Ely &c. P.; residence, dwelling; country-house with surroundings; building, spot, devoted to specified purpose, as p. of amusement, worship, bathing-p.; (H. of Commons) another p., H. of Lords; particular spot on surface &c., as a sore p. on his wrist; sore; passage of book &c.; rank, station, as servants must know their p., keep him in his p.; (Racing) position among placed competitors; position of figure in series as indicating its value in decimal or similar notation, as calculated to 50 decimal pp.; step in progression of argument, statement, &c., as in the first, second, p.; proper or natural position, as take your pp., there is no p. for doubt; space, seat, accommodation, for person &c. at table, in conveyance, &c., as take two pp. in the coach, always a p. for you at our table; in p. of, instead of; take the p. of, be substituted for; office, employment, esp. government appointment; duties of office &c., as it is not my p. to inquire into that; in, out of, p., (un)suitable, (in)appropriate; give p. to, make room for, be succeeded by; take p., happen; p. brick (imperfectly burnt from being on windward side of kiln); p. (-kick) (Footb.), kick made when ball is previously placed by another player for that purpose on ground; placeman, holder of public office, esp. one appointed from motives of interest. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  71. Put (thing &c.) in particular place; arrange (set of things) in their proper places; appoint (person, esp. clergyman) to post; find situation, living, &c., for; invest (money); dispose of (goods) to customer; put (order for goods &c.) into hands of firm &c.; repose (confidence &c. in, on); assign rank to; locate; state position of (usu. any of first 3 horses or runners) in race, be placed, be among first three; get (goal) by PLACE-KICK. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  72. n. [French, Italian, German, Greek] A broad way in a city; an open space; an area;—any portion of space regarded as distinct from all other space, or as appropriated to some definite object or use;—locality; ground; room;—separate room; apartment; a residence;—a dwelling; a country house;—a collection of dwellings; a village, town, or city;—a fortified town or post;—point or degree in priority, dignity, or importance; rank; station; grade;—position; condition;—official station; office; birth;—possibility of existence or action; opportunity;—definite portion of a written or printed document;—vacated space; room; stead. Cabinet Dictionary

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