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place meaning

EN[pleɪs] [-eɪs]
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    Definition of place in English Dictionary

  • NounPLplacesSUF-ace
    1. (physical) An area; somewhere within an area.
      1. Here is the place appointed.
      2. Ay, sir, the other squirrel was stolen from me by the hangman's boys in the market-place [ …]
      3. They live in Westminster Place. ‎
      4. He is going back to his native place on vacation. ‎
      5. We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places. ‎
      6. Do you want to come over to my place later? ‎
    2. A frame of mind.
      1. I'm in a strange place at the moment. ‎
    3. (social) A position, a responsibility.
      1. It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case. ‎
      2. We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place. ‎
      3. to win a bet on a horse for place
      4. He lost his place in the national team. ‎
    4. Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.
      1. three decimal places;  the hundreds place
    5. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.
      1. That's what I said in the first place! ‎
    6. Reception; effect; implying the making room for.
    7. VerbSGplacesPRplacingPT, PPplaced
      1. VT To put (an object or person) in a specific location.
        1. Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.
      2. VI To earn a given spot in a competition.
        1. The Cowboys placed third in the league. ‎
      3. VT To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.
        1. I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where. ‎
      4. VT (in the passive) To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.
        1. Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race. ‎
      5. VT To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
        1. VT To arrange for or to make (a bet).
          1. I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls. ‎
        2. VT To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.
          1. They phoned hoping to place her in the management team. ‎
        3. (sports) VT To place-kick (a goal).
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • More to the point: In Hollywood techspeak, a “gobo” (one b) is a small disc placed directly between a key light and the actor being illuminated, so as to diffuse the glare.
            • [ … ] Gov. Eliot Spitzer has made New York the latest state to travel down a murky legal road, to a place where laws are made not in response to facts, but to wishfulness and fear.
            • The park is not just a place of lost civilizations, but vanished uncivilization, a Manhattan scarcely marked by human hands.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Placing his hand on the doorknob he could hear his father's indignant voice: "If he's no job he can damn well sling his hook, he's not living under my roof free gratis, I want him out."
            • Place the napkin on the table just so. If that's what you mean, then say so; (or do so). ‎
            • Place the plaque of conical molds, pointed side down, onto clean, empty, cardboard egg crates to support the molds so that they stand perfectly vertical.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • When you generously, open-heartedly bless someone who has hurt or harmed you, incredible divine alchemy takes place.
            • A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place.
            • What a tragedy, that someone would set off a bomb in a crowded place.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Intransitive verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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              2. en placed
              3. en places
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              5. en placenta
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              Grammatically, this word "place" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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