[ UK /plˈe‍ɪs/ ]
[ US /ˈpɫeɪs/ ]
  1. place somebody in a particular situation or location
    he was placed on probation
  2. estimate
    We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.
  3. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    criticism directed at her superior
    He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself
  4. to arrange for
    place a phone call
    place a bet
  5. assign to a station
  6. assign a rank or rating to
    The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
    how would you rank these students?
  7. assign a location to
    The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles
  8. assign to (a job or a home)
  9. locate
    The film is set in Africa
  10. sing a note with the correct pitch
  11. make an investment
    Put money into bonds
  12. take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal
    Jerry came in third in the Marathon
  13. put into a certain place or abstract location
    Place emphasis on a certain point
    Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    Set the tray down
    Put your things here
  14. identify the location or place of
    We localized the source of the infection
  15. recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
    She identified the man on the `wanted' poster
  16. finish second or better in a horse or dog race
    he bet $2 on number six to place
  1. a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    this is a nice place for a picnic
    a bright spot on a planet
  2. a job in an organization
    he occupied a post in the treasury
  3. a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
    he booked their seats in advance
    he sat in someone else's place
  4. a particular situation
    If you were in my place what would you do?
  5. a general vicinity
    He comes from a place near Chicago
  6. proper or appropriate position or location
    a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen
  7. an item on a list or in a sequence
    moved from third to fifth position
    in the second place
  8. proper or designated social situation
    he overstepped his place
    married above her station
    the responsibilities of a man in his station
  9. the passage that is being read
    he lost his place on the page
  10. where you live at a particular time
    your place or mine?
    he doesn't have a home to go to
    deliver the package to my home
  11. the particular portion of space occupied by something
    he put the lamp back in its place
  12. a blank area
    write your name in the space provided
  13. a public square with room for pedestrians
    they met at Elm Plaza
    Grosvenor Place
  14. any area set aside for a particular purpose
    who owns this place?
    the president was concerned about the property across from the White House
  15. an abstract mental location
    a place in my heart
    he has a special place in my thoughts
    a political system with no place for the less prominent groups
  16. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
    took his place
    can you go in my stead?
    in lieu of
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How To Use place In A Sentence

  • Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails. VIII. The Lordly Buffalo
  • The main square is called “Rynek” (which basically means “central market place”), and in the middle there are two buildings: “Ratusz” or City Hall (compare with German “Rathaus”) and “Sukiennice”, a long one-level building not unlike a bazaar, filled with stores. Matthew Yglesias » Krakow
  • He was going back to the place where there was no feeling, because emotion and love were not allowed.
  • To avoid leaving the center posts in the permanent work, two rows of temporary posts were placed, as shown by Fig. 1, Plate LX, the center wall and skewback were built, and the posts were removed, as shown by Fig. 2, Plate LX, before placing the remainder of the lining. Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910 The New York Tunnel Extension of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Cross-Town Tunnels. Paper No. 1158
  • Just before serving, prepare a few small cheese ravioli and place them in each bowl before you add the soup.
  • In many places, glittering among the clothes, were gold and silver coins, a few silver ornaments such as buckles, and watches -- things not missed by the pirates in the transport of their flight. The Frozen Pirate
  • Leaving London they went to Paris, where they passed a few days, but soon grew weary of the place; and Lord Chetwynde, feeling a kind of languor, which seemed to him like a premonition of disease, he decided to go to Germany. The Cryptogram A Novel
  • Assemble the table on a level surface, turn the top wheel upside down and place the seat wheel on top of it.
  • You submit to subterfuge, you replace your ordinary parents by a little less ordinary, but still quite ordinary folks, Katrien and the commissaris. Just a Corpse at Twilight
  • Once the thrill of its discovery had passed, Peter got onto the business of exploring the place a little better.
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