Associations to the word «Place»


PLACE, noun. (physical) An area; somewhere within an area.
PLACE, noun. A location or position.
PLACE, noun. An open space, courtyard, market square.
PLACE, noun. A group of houses.
PLACE, noun. A region of a land.
PLACE, noun. Somewhere for a person to sit.
PLACE, noun. (informal) A house or home.
PLACE, noun. A frame of mind.
PLACE, noun. (social) A position, a responsibility.
PLACE, noun. A role or purpose; a station.
PLACE, noun. The position of a contestant in a competition.
PLACE, noun. (horse-racing) The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position.
PLACE, noun. The position as a member of a sports team.
PLACE, noun. Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.
PLACE, noun. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.
PLACE, noun. Reception; effect; implying the making room for.
PLACE, verb. (transitive) To put (an object or person) in a specific location.
PLACE, verb. (intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition.
PLACE, verb. (transitive) To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.
PLACE, verb. (transitive) (in the passive) To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.
PLACE, verb. (transitive) To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
PLACE, verb. (transitive) To arrange for or to make (a bet).
PLACE, verb. (transitive) To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.
PLACE, verb. (sports) (transitive) To place-kick (a goal).
PLACE AN ORDER, verb. To order something; to submit an order for a product.
PLACE CARD, noun. A card set down at a table to inform a guest where they are to sit.
PLACE CARDS, noun. Plural of place card
PLACE HOLDER, noun. Alternative form of placeholder
PLACE IMPORTANCE ON, verb. To consider something to be important
PLACE IN THE SUN, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see place,‎ in the sun.
PLACE IN THE SUN, noun. A favorable position.
PLACE IN THE SUN, noun. Recognition, fame.
PLACE KICK, noun. (football) (rugby) A kick in which the ball is placed, at rest, on the ground or on a small tee
PLACE KICKS, noun. Plural of place kick
PLACE MAT, noun. A protective table mat, usually heat-resistant, for a single setting of plates and dishes.
PLACE MATS, noun. Plural of place mat
PLACE NAME, noun. Alternative form of placename
PLACE NAMES, noun. Plural of place name
PLACE OF ARTICULATION, noun. (phonetics) (of a consonant) The point of contact, where an obstruction occurs in the vocal tract between an active (moving) articulator (typically some part of the tongue) and a passive (stationary) articulator (typically some part of the roof of the mouth).
PLACE OF BUSINESS, noun. (idiom) a place where business is conducted (like office or shop)
PLACE OF DECIMALS, noun. (arithmetic) (dated) (chiefly UK) (usually plural) A decimal place.
PLACE OF WORSHIP, noun. A place, usually a building such as a church, mosque, synagogue or temple where believers can practise their faith.
PLACE ON A PEDESTAL, verb. Alternative form of put on a pedestal
PLACE ONE'S CARDS ON THE TABLE, verb. Alternative form of put one's cards on the table
PLACE SETTING, noun. Items of cutlery, crockery and glassware, and sometimes a place mat, arranged for a person at a dining table
PLACE WORD, noun. (linguistics) locative word

Dictionary definition

PLACE, noun. 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".
PLACE, noun. Any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House".
PLACE, noun. 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".
PLACE, noun. A general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago".
PLACE, noun. The post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of".
PLACE, noun. A particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?".
PLACE, noun. 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?".
PLACE, noun. A job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury".
PLACE, noun. The particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place".
PLACE, noun. Proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station".
PLACE, noun. 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".
PLACE, noun. The passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the page".
PLACE, noun. Proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen".
PLACE, noun. A public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place".
PLACE, noun. An item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position".
PLACE, noun. A blank area; "write your name in the space provided".
PLACE, verb. 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".
PLACE, verb. Place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was placed on probation".
PLACE, verb. Assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide".
PLACE, verb. Assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles".
PLACE, verb. To arrange for; "place a phone call"; "place a bet".
PLACE, verb. Take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; "Jerry came in third in the Marathon".
PLACE, verb. 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".
PLACE, verb. Recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster".
PLACE, verb. Assign to (a job or a home).
PLACE, verb. Locate; "The film is set in Africa".
PLACE, verb. Estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.".
PLACE, verb. Identify the location or place of; "We localized the source of the infection".
PLACE, verb. Make an investment; "Put money into bonds".
PLACE, verb. Assign to a station.
PLACE, verb. Finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place".
PLACE, verb. Sing a note with the correct pitch.

Wise words

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