1: a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic" [syn: topographic point, spot]
2: any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House" [syn: property]
3: an abstract mental location; "he has a special place in my thoughts"; "a place in my heart"; "a political system with no place for the less prominent groups"
4: a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"
5: the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of" [syn: stead, position, lieu]
6: a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?" [syn: shoes]
7: where you live at a particular time; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?" [syn: home]
8: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, situation]
9: the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place" [syn: position]
10: proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station" [syn: station]
11: 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" [syn: seat]
12: the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the page"
13: proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"
14: a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place" [syn: plaza, piazza]
15: an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position" [syn: position]
16: a blank area; "write your name in the space provided" [syn: space, blank space]
1: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point" [syn: put, set, pose, position, lay]
2: place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was placed on probation"
3: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide" [syn: rate, rank, range, order, grade]
4: assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles" [syn: locate, site]
5: to arrange for; "place a phone call", "place a bet"
6: take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; "Jerry came in third in the Marathon" [syn: come in, come out]
7: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself" [syn: target, aim, direct, point]
8: recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster" [syn: identify]
9: assign to (a job or a home)
10: locate; "The film is set in Africa" [syn: set, localize, localise]
11: estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." [syn: put, set]
12: identify the location or place of; "We localized the source of the infection" [syn: localize, localise]
13: make an investment; "Put money into bonds" [syn: invest, put, commit] [ant: divest]
14: assign to a station [syn: station, post, base, send]
15: finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place"
16: sing a note with the correct pitch
Adjacent words: placard | placate | placating | placatingly | placation | placative | placatory | place | place bet | place down | place kick | place mat | place name | place of birth | place of business | place of origin