place meaning

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place verb
1. (delegate) place somebody in a particular situation or location
  • "he was placed on probation"
2. (order) to arrange for
  • "place a phone call"
  • "place a bet"
3. (rank) take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal
Related: come_in, come_out
  • "Jerry came in third in the Marathon"
4. (delegate) assign to (a job or a home)
5. (estimate) estimate
Related: put, set
  • "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
6. (situate) identify the location or place of
Related: localize, localise
  • "We localized the source of the infection"
7. (race) finish second or better in a horse or dog race
  • "he bet $2 on number six to place"
8. (sing) sing a note with the correct pitch
place noun
1. (geographical_area) any area set aside for a particular purpose
Related: property
  • "who owns this place?"
  • "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
2. (cognition) 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"
3. (vicinity) a general vicinity
  • "He comes from a place near Chicago"
4. (situation) a particular situation
Related: shoes
  • "If you were in my place what would you do?"
5. (social_station) proper or designated social situation
Related: station
  • "he overstepped his place"
  • "the responsibilities of a man in his station"
  • "married above her station"
6. (passage) the passage that is being read
  • "he lost his place on the page"
7. (condition) proper or appropriate position or location
  • "a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"
8. (item) an item on a list or in a sequence
Related: position
  • "in the second place"
  • "moved from third to fifth position"
set verb
1. (stage) locate
Related: localize, localise, place
  • "The film is set in Africa"
home noun
1. (residence) where you live at a particular time
Related: place
  • "deliver the package to my home"
  • "he doesn't have a home to go to"
  • "your place or mine?"
put verb
1. (move) put into a certain place or abstract location
Related: set, place, pose, position, lay
  • "Put your things here"
  • "Set the tray down"
  • "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"
  • "Place emphasis on a certain point"
position noun
1. (occupation) a job in an organization
Related: post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation
  • "he occupied a post in the treasury"
2. (point) the particular portion of space occupied by something
Related: place
  • "he put the lamp back in its place"
rate verb
1. (evaluate) assign a rank or rating to
Related: rank, range, order, grade, place
  • "how would you rank these students?"
  • "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
space noun
1. (area) a blank area
Related: blank_space, place
  • "write your name in the space provided"
identify verb
1. (determine) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
Related: place
  • "She identified the man on the `wanted' poster"
station verb
1. (move) assign to a station
Related: post, send, place
target verb
1. (aim) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
Related: aim, place, direct, point
  • "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"
  • "criticism directed at her superior"
  • "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
seat noun
1. (space) a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
Related: place
  • "he booked their seats in advance"
  • "he sat in someone else's place"
invest verb
1. (spend) make an investment
Related: put, commit, place
Antonyms: divest
  • "Put money into bonds"
locate verb
1. (station) assign a location to
Related: place, site
  • "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
plaza noun
1. (public_square) a public square with room for pedestrians
Related: place, piazza
  • "they met at Elm Plaza"
  • "Grosvenor Place"
stead noun
1. (function) the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
Related: position, place, lieu
  • "can you go in my stead?"
  • "took his place"
  • "in lieu of"
topographic_point noun
1. (point) a point located with respect to surface features of some region
Related: place, spot
  • "this is a nice place for a picnic"
  • "a bright spot on a planet"
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