place

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[Place]

A place is a position, an area, a spot, or a space. Texas is a place in the United States, and your seat at dinner is your place at the table.

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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.

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a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"

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the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"

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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"

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a blank area; "write your name in the space provided"

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the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the page"

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an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"

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any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"

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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?"

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a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place"

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the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place"

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a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"

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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"

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a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"

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a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?"

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proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station"

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proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman''s place is no longer in the kitchen"

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recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the ''wanted'' poster"

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assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

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take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; "Jerry came in third in the Marathon"

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estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

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to arrange for; "place a phone call", "place a bet"

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sing a note with the correct pitch

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finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place"

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assign to a station

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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"

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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"

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locate; "The film is set in Africa"

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make an investment; "Put money into bonds"

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assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"

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place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was placed on probation"

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assign to (a job or a home)

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identify the location or place of; "We localized the source of the infection"


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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.

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A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end.

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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.

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Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling.

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Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied).

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A definite position or passage of a document.

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Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as, he said in the first place.

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Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for.

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Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; -- usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude.

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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.

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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.

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To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank.

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To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend.

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To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.


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.
What place can be for us Within heaven's bound?
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.
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. "Hangman boys in the market place." 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?
4. Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling. "The enervating magic of place." Hawthorne.
Men in great place are thrice servants.
I know my place as I would they should do theirs.
5. Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied). "In place of Lord Bassanio." Shak. 6. A definite position or passage of a document.
The place of the scripture which he read was this.
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.
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. "Him that offereth in the high place." 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. "Neither give place to the devil." Eph. iv. 27. "Let all the rest give place." 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. "If your doctrine takes place." Berkeley. "But none of these excuses would take place." 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.

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.
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.
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. "My resolution 's placed." Shak. 5. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.
Place it for her chief virtue.
To place (a person), to identify him. [Colloq. U.S.] Syn. -- See Put.

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.

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.

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Usage Examples

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

A good education is that which prepares us for our future sphere of action and makes us contented with that situation in life in which God, in his infinite mercy, has seen fit to place us, to be perfectly resigned to our lot in life, whatever it may be.

A mission is a place where you ask nonbelievers to come and find faith and hope and feel love.

A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life.

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.

A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.

'The Panorama' is also the last place anywhere in New York where the World Trade Center still stands, whole, as it stood in the early morning of September 11. I can also see the corner where I saw the first tower fall and howled out loud. Seeing the buildings again here is uplifting, healing.

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.

A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.

'The Taxi Ride,' from my second album, is one people want to hear a lot. I'm consciously trying to walk on the sunny side of the street, to really lift myself into a place of greater positivity, and that's a sad song.

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