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What does "Place" mean?


(n.) A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end (n.) A definite position or passage of a document (n.) A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a mansion; a village, town, or city; a fortified town or post; a stronghold; a region or country (n.) Any portion of space regarded as measured off or distinct from all other space, or appropriated to some definite object or use; position; ground; site; spot; rarely, unbounded space (n.) Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as, he said in the first place (n.) Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; -- usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude (n.) Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling (n.) Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for (n.) To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a particular place; to fix; to settle; to locate; as, to place a book on a shelf; to place balls in tennis (n.) To attribute; to ascribe; to set down (n.) To put or set in a particular rank, office, or position; to surround with particular circumstances or relations in life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life; as, in whatever sphere one is placed (n.) To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank (n.) To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend (n.) Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied

Synonyms home, lay, set, point, post, put, aim, base, order, range, spot, commit, rate, space, direct, position, identify, office, rank, pose, site, target, send, slot, property, seat, situation, lieu, berth, grade, invest, station, stead, locate, come out, shoes, plaza, piazza, come in, localize, blank space, topographic point

Example: "He has a special place in my thoughts" Example: "He lost his place on the page" Example: "In the second place" Example: "Who owns this place?" Example: "He comes from a place near Chicago" Example: "If you were in my place what would you do?" Example: "He overstepped his place" Example: "A woman's place is no longer in the kitchen" Example: "Your place or mine?" Example: "Grosvenor Place" Example: "He put the lamp back in its place" Example: "He sat in someone else's place" Example: "This is a nice place for a picnic" Example: "Took his place" Example: "He was placed on probation" Example: "Place a phone call, place a bet" Example: "He bet $2 on number six to place" Example: "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Word Family placed, placement, placements, places, placing, placings, unplaced