What is the meaning of placed?


  • Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    • usage: "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 somebody in a particular situation or location.
    • usage: "he was placed on probation"
  • Assign a rank or rating to.
    • usage: "how would you rank these students"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
  • Assign a location to.
    • usage: "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
  • To arrange for.
    • usage: "place a phone call"; "place a bet"
  • Take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal.
    • usage: "Jerry came in third in the Marathon"
  • Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.
    • usage: "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
  • Recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something.
    • usage: "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
  • Assign to (a job or a home.
  • Locate.
    • usage: "The film is set in Africa"
  • Estimate.
    • usage: "We put the time of arrival at 8 P. M."
  • Identify the location or place of.
    • usage: "We localized the source of the infection"
  • Make an investment.
    • usage: "Put money into bonds"
  • Assign to a station.
  • Finish second or better in a horse or dog race.
    • usage: "he bet $2 on number six to place"
  • Sing a note with the correct pitch.


  • Situated in a particular spot or position.
    • usage: "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank"
  • Put in position in relation to other things.
    • usage: "end tables placed conveniently"
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APAWordNet. (2010). placed. Retrieved June 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/placed/definitions/1180869
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "placed" http://smartdefine.org/placed/definitions/1180869 (accessed June 21, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, placed, Smart Define, viewed 21 June, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/placed/definitions/1180869>.
MLAWordNet. "placed" 23 October 2010. Web. 21 June 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/placed/definitions/1180869>