What is the meaning of place?


  • A point located with respect to surface features of some region.
    • usage: "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
  • Any area set aside for a particular purpose.
    • usage: "who owns this place"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
  • An abstract mental location.
    • usage: "he has a special place in my thoughts"; "a place in my heart"; "a political system with no place for the less prominent groups"
  • A general vicinity.
    • usage: "He comes from a place near Chicago"
  • The post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another.
    • usage: "can you go in my stead"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
  • A particular situation.
    • usage: "If you were in my place what would you do"
  • Where you live at a particular time.
    • usage: "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine"
  • A job in an organization.
    • usage: "he occupied a post in the treasury"
  • The particular portion of space occupied by something.
    • usage: "he put the lamp back in its place"
  • Proper or designated social situation.
    • usage: "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station"
  • A space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane. )
    • usage: "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place"
  • The passage that is being read.
    • usage: "he lost his place on the page"
  • Proper or appropriate position or location.
    • usage: "a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"
  • A public square with room for pedestrians.
    • usage: "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place"
  • An item on a list or in a sequence.
    • usage: "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"
  • A blank area.
    • usage: "write your name in the space provided"


  • 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. .
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APAWordNet. (2010). place. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/place/definitions/1213643
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "place" http://smartdefine.org/place/definitions/1213643 (accessed April 23, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, place, Smart Define, viewed 23 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/place/definitions/1213643>.
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