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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
out of place, take place
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a certain area of space, such as that occupied by something.
Let's look for a nice place to eat lunch.Put your keys in a safe place.
locale, location, situation, spot
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area, position, room, scene, setting, space, station, venue, whereabouts
definition 2: a space used for a specific purpose.
In the new house, I'll finally have a place to do my sewing.
position, spot, station
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room, seat, situation, space
definition 3: a role, duty, or job.
It is his place to provide the entertainment, not yours.
function, job, role
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billet, charge, duty, obligation, responsibility
definition 4: a particular point or position among things having a certain order or arrangement.
When the lights went out, I lost my place in the article I was reading.Could you hold my place in line for minute?I always sit here the table and my brother's place is across from me.
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page, spot
definition 5: situation or circumstance.
I would hate to be in her place.
circumstance, position, shoes, situation
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definition 6: a position; post.
All the open places in the office are quickly being filled.
job, position, post
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billet, slot
definition 7: one's home area or residence.
Let's meet at my place tomorrow.
home, house, pad
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abode, domicile, dwelling, habitation, locality, residence, room
definition 8: a ranking in a sequence or succession.
He finished in third place in the race.
position, rank, status
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situation, spot
definition 9: an appropriate or fitting situation or opportunity.
Is there a place for me in this community?
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definition 10: stead (usu. fol. by "of").
Because of my son's allergy, I used seeds in place of nuts in this recipe.The president was ill, so the vice president attended the event in his place.
lieu, stead
definition 11: in mathematics, the position of a digit in a number.
What number do you see in the tens place?
definition 12: rightful or appropriate status.
The boy's mother insisted that it was not the stepmother's place to make decisions about her son's future.
definition 13: space as a concept.
The novel has a clear sense of place.
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atmosphere, locale, scene, setting
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phrase: out of place, take place
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: places, placing, placed
definition 1: to put in a certain spot or position.
She carefully placed the baby in the crib.The advertisers placed their ad right after the evening news.
deposit, dispose, lay, locate, put, set, situate
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aim, arrange, emplace, ensconce, install, orient, pitch, posit, position, repose, rest, seat, site, spot, stick
definition 2: to submit or put forth.
He placed an order for two dozen roses.
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lay, lodge
definition 3: to identify from the past.
I couldn't place him at first, but now I recall who he is and where I met him.
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associate, identify, recall, recollect, remember
definition 4: to find a job or position for.
Our agency placed her with a good firm.
establish, put
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install, instate, position, settle, situate
definition 5: to establish in a rank or order.
I place my children above everything.
categorize, class, classify, put, rank
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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.
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definition 2: to finish among the first three in a race.
She hadn't won, but she was happy that she had at least placed.
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definition 3: in horse racing, to finish in second place.
He bet on one horse to win and on another to place.
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