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place

place

 
 
pronunciation:
pleIs
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
take place
part of speech: verb
inflections: placed, places, placing
definition 1: to put in a certain spot or position.
Marta carefully placed the baby in the crib.
synonyms:
lay, locate, put, set
similar words:
arrange, install, pitch
definition 2: to ask a store or restaurant for something you want.
We placed our order for food with the waitress.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a certain area of space used or intended for some purpose.
Let's look for a nice place to eat lunch.Put your keys in a safe place.
synonyms:
location, spot
similar words:
area, position, scene, setting, space, station
definition 2: a particular point or position within something or among things.
I lost my place in the book.Could you please hold my place in line?
similar words:
page, spot
definition 3: situation or position.
I would hate to be in his place.
similar words:
state
definition 4: a person's home.
Let's meet at your place tomorrow.
synonyms:
home, house
similar words:
residence
phrase: take place