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English Dictionary: place by the DICT Development Group
6 results for place
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
place
n
  1. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
    Synonym(s): topographic point, place, spot
  2. any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
    Synonym(s): place, property
  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 general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"
  5. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
    Synonym(s): stead, position, place, lieu
  6. a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?"
    Synonym(s): place, shoes
  7. 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?"
    Synonym(s): home, place
  8. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
    Synonym(s): position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation
  9. the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
    Synonym(s): position, place
  10. proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station"
    Synonym(s): place, station
  11. 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"
    Synonym(s): seat, place
  12. the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the page"
  13. proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"
  14. a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place"
    Synonym(s): plaza, place, piazza
  15. an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"
    Synonym(s): place, position
  16. a blank area; "write your name in the space provided"
    Synonym(s): space, blank space, place
v
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay
  2. place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was placed on probation"
  3. assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
    Synonym(s): rate, rank, range, order, grade, place
  4. assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
    Synonym(s): locate, place, site
  5. to arrange for; "place a phone call"; "place a bet"
  6. take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; "Jerry came in third in the Marathon"
    Synonym(s): place, come in, come out
  7. 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"
    Synonym(s): target, aim, place, direct, point
  8. recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
    Synonym(s): identify, place
  9. assign to (a job or a home)
  10. locate; "The film is set in Africa"
    Synonym(s): set, localize, localise, place
  11. estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
    Synonym(s): place, put, set
  12. identify the location or place of; "We localized the source of the infection"
    Synonym(s): place, localize, localise
  13. make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
    Synonym(s): invest, put, commit, place
    Antonym(s): disinvest, divest
  14. assign to a station
    Synonym(s): station, post, send, place
  15. finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place"
  16. sing a note with the correct pitch
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Place \Place\, n. (Racing)
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Place \Place\, v. t.
      1. (Racing) To determine or announce the place of at the
            finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three
            horses are placed officially.
  
      2. (Rugby Football) To place-kick ( a goal).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Place \Place\, n. [F., fr. L. platea a street, an area, a
      courtyard, from Gr. platei^a a street, properly fem. of
      platy`s, flat, broad; akin to Skr. p[rsdot]thu, Lith. platus.
      Cf. {Flawn}, {Piazza}, {Plate}, {Plaza}.]
      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. [bd]Hangman
            boys in the market place.[b8] --Shak.
  
      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. [bd]The enervating magic of place.[b8]
            --Hawthorne.
  
                     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).
            [bd]In place of Lord Bassanio.[b8] --Shak.
  
      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. (Astron.) 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} (Mil.), a place calculated for the rendezvous
            of men in arms, etc., as a fort which affords a safe
            retreat for hospitals, magazines, etc. --Wilhelm.
  
      {High place} (Script.), a mount on which sacrifices were
            offered. [bd]Him that offereth in the high place.[b8]
            --Jer. xlviii. 35.
  
      {In place}, in proper position; timely.
  
      {Out of place}, inappropriate; ill-timed; as, his remarks
            were out of place.
  
      {Place kick} (Football), the act of kicking the ball after it
            has been placed on the ground.
  
      {Place name}, the name of a place or locality. --London
            Academy.
  
      {To give place}, to make room; to yield; to give way; to give
            advantage. [bd]Neither give place to the devil.[b8] --Eph.
            iv. 27. [bd]Let all the rest give place.[b8] --Shak.
  
      {To have place}, to have a station, room, or seat; as, such
            desires can have no place in a good heart.
  
      {To take place}.
            (a) To come to pass; to occur; as, the ceremony will not
                  take place.
            (b) To take precedence or priority. --Addison.
            (c) To take effect; to prevail. [bd]If your doctrine takes
                  place.[b8] --Berkeley. [bd]But none of these excuses
                  would take place.[b8] --Spenser.
  
      {To take the place of}, to be substituted for.
  
      Syn: Situation; seat; abode; position; locality; location;
               site; spot; office; employment; charge; function; trust;
               ground; room; stead.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Place \Place\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Placed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Placing}.] [Cf. F. placer. See {Place}, n.]
      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. [bd]My resolution 's placed.[b8] --Shak.
  
      5. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.
  
                     Place it for her chief virtue.            --Shak.
  
      {To place} (a person), to identify him. [Colloq. U.S.]
  
      Syn: See {Put}.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   PLACE
  
      Programming Language for Automatic Checkout Equipment.
  
      ["The Compiler for the Programming Language for Automatic
      Checkout Equipment (PLACE)", AFAPL TR-68-27, Battelle Inst,
      Columbus, May 1968].
  
  
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