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    place - Dictionary definition and meaning for word place

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