Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Place
  1. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
  2. the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
  3. 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"
  4. a blank area; "write your name in the space provided"
  5. the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the page"
  6. an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"
  7. any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
  8. 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?"
  9. a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place"
  10. the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place"
  11. a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"
  12. 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"
  13. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"
  14. a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?"
  15. proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station"
  16. proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman''s place is no longer in the kitchen"
  17. recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the ''wanted'' poster"
  18. assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
  19. take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; "Jerry came in third in the Marathon"
  20. estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
  21. to arrange for; "place a phone call", "place a bet"
  22. sing a note with the correct pitch
  23. finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place"
  24. assign to a station
  25. 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"
  26. 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"
  27. locate; "The film is set in Africa"
  28. make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
  29. assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
  30. place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was placed on probation"
  31. assign to (a job or a home)
  32. identify the location or place of; "We localized the source of the infection"
Similar Words: position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, situation, stead, lieu, space, blank space, property, home, plaza, piazza, seat, topographic point, shoes, station, identify, rate, rank, range, order, grade, come in, come out, put, set, base, send, target, aim, direct, point, pose, lay, localize, localise, invest, commit, locate, site


See Also: range, array, lay out, set out, drop, set down, put down, unload, discharge, set back, knock back, put back, rig, set up, ensnare, entrap, frame, disembark, debark, assemble, piece, put together, tack, tack together, raise, erect, rear, put up, arrange, postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, defer, remit, put off, replace, land, bring down, imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand, put on, apply, post, lay, repose, communicate, pass on, pass, put across


Hyponyms: academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, attorneyship, bailiffship, bishopry, cadetship, caliphate, captainship, captaincy, cardinalship, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counselorship, counsellorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanship, deanery, directorship, discipleship, editorship, eldership, emirate, fatherhood, foremanship, generalship, governorship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, judgship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legation, legateship, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature, managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship, moderatorship, overlordship, pastorship, pastorate, peasanthood, praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship, proconsulship, proconsulate, proctorship, professorship, chair, protectorship, public office, receivership, regency, residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship, studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship, wardership, womanhood, behalf, level, layer, stratum, margin, indentation, indent, indenture, postposition, preposition, sanctuary, center, centre, hatchery, home away from home, home from home, half-mast, lead, pole position, polls, pride of place, anomaly, site, situation, setting, juxtaposition, lie, post, station, pitch, landmark, right, left, back, rear, front, stand, vantage, perch, grave, tomb, junction, birthplace, place of birth, polling place, polling station, end, hiding place, high, heights, hole-in-the-wall, holy place, sanctum, holy, mecca, nesting place, overlook, peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit, rendezvous, scour, service area, showplace, solitude, stop, target, target area, pool, puddle, parhelion, mock sun, sundog, sunspot, macula, facula, niche, distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart, superordinate, shortlist, seed, reorder, subordinate, prioritize, prioritise, sequence, downgrade, upgrade, garrison, fort, locate, address, range in, home in, zero in, insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce, docket, cock, postpose, prepose, step, replace, put back, stratify, plant, intersperse, nestle, snuggle, pile, arrange, set up, superimpose, superpose, lay over, park, ensconce, settle, emplace, ship, underlay, trench, pigeonhole, shelve, jar, repose, stick, put forward, sign, middle, parallelize, butt, recess, reposition, throw, thrust, tee, tee up, rack up, coffin, bed, appose, set down, put down, place down, sow, sough, misplace, juxtapose, bottle, bucket, barrel, ground, pillow, rest, mislay, lose, upend, seat, sit, sit down, lay, stand up, place upright, recline, set, install, instal, situate, fix, posit, deposit, ladle, poise, lean, clap, load, cram, siphon, position, glycerolize, glycerolise, space, marshal, settle down, imbricate, fund, roll over, shelter, tie up, speculate, job, buy into, displace, uproot, deracinate


Attributes: right, left


Part Meronyms: form


Derivational Morphology: station, post, base, send, locate, site, officiate, function, put, set, pose, position, lay, come in, come out, rate, rank, range, order, grade, home, seat, sit, sit down, localize, localise, target, aim, direct, point, identification, recognition, identity, personal identity, individuality, mark, score, level, tier, gradation, step, graduation, grader, scaling, grading, order of magnitude, ordering, berth, office, spot, billet, situation, base of operations, topographic point, object, objective, prey, quarry, fair game, placement, location, locating, positioning, emplacement, rotary actuator, positioner, space, blank space, arrangement, setting, localization, localisation, fix, venue, locale, locus, commitment, investment, investment funds, investing, investor, land site, property, shoes


Anagrams: Calpe


Language Translations:
Albanian: vend   Catalan: lloc  
Chinese: 地方 and   Croatian: mjesto  
Dutch: plaats and plaatsen   Finnish: aukio and paikka and panna  
French: lieu and mettre and place   German: Platz and stellen  
Greek: πλατεία   Hindi: जगह  
Hungarian: hely and tenni   Italian: collocare and luogo and piazza  
Japanese: 置く and 場所 and 広場   Korean: 두다 and and 장소  
Latin: locus   Polish: plac  
Portuguese: colocar and lugar   Romanian: loc and pătrat  
Russian: класть and место and площадь   Slovene: kraj and trg  
Spanish: colocar and lugar and plaza   Swedish: gård and lägga and plats  
Telugu: స్థలము and స్థానము  
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