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Definition of "place" [place]

  • An area with definite or indefinite boundaries; a portion of space. (noun)
  • Room or space, especially adequate space: There is place for everyone at the back of the room. (noun)
  • The particular portion of space occupied by or allocated to a person or thing. (noun)
  • A building or an area set aside for a specified purpose: a place of worship. (noun)
  • A dwelling; a house: bought a place on the lake. (noun)
  • A particular point or part of space or of a surface, esp that occupied by a person or thing (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A geographical point, such as a town, city, etc (noun)
  • A position or rank in a sequence or order (noun)
  • An open square lined with houses of a similar type in a city or town (noun)
  • (capital when part of a street name) (noun)
  • Space or room (noun)
  • A house or living quarters (noun)
  • A country house with grounds (noun)
  • Any building or area set aside for a specific purpose (noun)
  • A passage in a book, play, film, etc (noun)
  • Proper or appropriate position or time (noun)
  • Right or original position (noun)
  • Suitable, appropriate, or customary surroundings (esp in the phrases out of place, in place) (noun)
  • Right, prerogative, or duty (noun)
  • Appointment, position, or job (noun)
  • Position, condition, or state (noun)
  • A space or seat, as at a dining table (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The relative position of a digit in a number (noun)
  • Any of the best times in a race (noun)
  • The first, second, or third position at the finish (noun)
  • The first or usually the second position at the finish (noun)
  • One of the three unities (noun)
  • An important position, rank, or role (noun)
  • To put or set in a particular or appropriate place (verb)
  • To find or indicate the place of (verb)
  • To identify or classify by linking with an appropriate context (verb)
  • To regard or view as being (verb)
  • To make (an order, a bet, etc) (verb)
  • To find a home or job for (someone) (verb)
  • To appoint to an office or position (verb)
  • To put under the care (of) (verb)
  • To direct or aim carefully (verb)
  • To cause (a racehorse, greyhound, athlete, etc) to arrive in first, second, third, or sometimes fourth place (verb)
  • (of a racehorse, greyhound, etc) to finish among the first three in a contest, esp in second position (verb)
  • To invest (funds) (verb)
  • To sing (a note) with accuracy of pitch (verb)
  • To insert (an advertisement) in a newspaper, journal, etc (verb)

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Use "place" in a sentence
  • "Moving on… happy place, happy place… sittin here eating frozen snickers bars and drinking mountain dew and talking on the phone to my friend Anthony."
  • "But Barzillai felt, and felt rightly, that in his circumstances, the place in which he had been brought up -- "_his own place_" -- was the best place for him."
  • ""The lowest place, _the lowest place_, I can abide no other.""