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place

place

 
pronunciation:
pleIs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
take place
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a certain area of space that is taken up by something.
She cleared a place on the shelf for her books.
synonyms:
location, spot
similar words:
area, position, room, scene, setting, space, station, whereabouts
definition 2: a space used for a specific purpose.
Here is a place to work on your art projects.
synonyms:
position, spot, station
similar words:
room, seat, situation
definition 3: a duty or job.
It's the photographer's place to take pictures of the wedding.
synonyms:
function, job, role
similar words:
charge, duty, obligation, responsibility
definition 4: a particular point in a written work.
I lost my place in the book.
similar words:
page, spot
definition 5: situation or position.
Wouldn't you hate to be in her place?
synonyms:
shoes
similar words:
state
definition 6: one's home.
Let's meet at your place tomorrow.
synonyms:
home, house
similar words:
dwelling, locality, residence
definition 7: a point in a series.
He finished in third place in the race.
synonyms:
position, rank, status
similar words:
situation, spot
definition 8: a proper position.
Is there a place for me in this community?
synonyms:
niche
similar words:
slot
phrase: take place
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: placed, places, placing
definition 1: to put in a certain spot or position.
He placed a spider in her shoe.
synonyms:
deposit, dispose, lay, locate, put, set
similar words:
aim, arrange, install, pitch, position, seat, stick
definition 2: to recognize from the past.
I couldn't place him at first, but now I remember him.
synonyms:
recognize
similar words:
associate, identify, recall, recollect, remember
definition 3: to put in a rank or order.
She loved her work, and placed it above everything.
synonyms:
class, classify, put, rank
similar words:
arrange
definition 4: to finish a race or contest in a particular position.
The magician placed second in the talent contest.
synonyms:
rank
similar words:
finish