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place

place

 
 
pronunciation:
pleIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
out of place, take place
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a certain area of space, such as that occupied by something.
synonyms:
locale, location, situation, spot
similar words:
area, position, room, scene, setting, space, station, venue, whereabouts
definition 2: space as a concept.
the novel's sense of place
synonyms:
locale, setting
similar words:
atmosphere, scene
definition 3: a space used for a specific purpose.
my place at the table
synonyms:
position, spot, station
similar words:
room, seat, situation, space
definition 4: a duty or job.
It is his place to provide the entertainment.
synonyms:
function, job, role
similar words:
billet, charge, duty, obligation, responsibility
definition 5: a particular point in a written work.
I lost my place in the article.
similar words:
page, spot
definition 6: situation or circumstance.
I would hate to be in her place.
synonyms:
circumstance, position, shoes, situation
similar words:
state
definition 7: a position; post.
Places in the office are being filled.
synonyms:
job, position, post
similar words:
billet, slot
definition 8: one's home area or residence.
Come to my place tomorrow.
synonyms:
home, house, pad
similar words:
abode, domicile, dwelling, habitation, locality, residence, room
definition 9: a point in a sequence or succession.
He finished in third place in the race.
synonyms:
position, rank, status
similar words:
situation, spot
definition 10: an appropriate or fitting situation or opportunity.
Is there a place for me in this community?
synonyms:
niche
similar words:
slot
definition 11: substitution (usu. fol. by of).
Use this in place of that.
synonyms:
lien, stead
phrase: out of place
phrase: take place
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: placed, places, placing
definition 1: to put in a certain spot or position.
synonyms:
deposit, dispose, lay, locate, put, set, situate
similar words:
aim, arrange, emplace, ensconce, install, orient, pitch, posit, position, repose, rest, seat, site, spot, stick
definition 2: to identify from the past.
I couldn't place him for awhile, but now I recall.
synonyms:
recognize
similar words:
associate, identify, recall, recollect, remember
definition 3: to find a job or position for.
We placed him with a good firm.
synonyms:
establish, put
similar words:
install, instate, position, settle, situate
definition 4: to establish in a rank or order.
I place my children above everything.
synonyms:
categorize, class, classify, put, rank
similar words:
arrange
definition 5: to submit or put forth.
He placed an order for two dozen roses.
similar words:
lay, lodge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to finish a race, contest, or other competition in a particular position.
He placed tenth out of fifty runners.
synonyms:
rank
similar words:
finish
definition 2: to finish among the first three in a race.
similar words:
excel
definition 3: in horse racing, to finish in second place.
similar words:
show