Place - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pleɪs|  American pronunciation of the word place
Brit.  |pleɪs|  British pronunciation of the word place

noun

- a point located with respect to surface features of some region(syn: spot)
- any area set aside for a particular purpose(syn: property)
- an abstract mental location
- a general vicinity
- the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another(syn: lieu, position, stead)
- a particular situation(syn: shoes)
- where you live at a particular time(syn: home)

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verb

- put into a certain place or abstract location (syn: lay, pose, position, put, set)
- place somebody in a particular situation or location
- assign a rank or rating to (syn: grade, order, range, rank, rate)
- assign a location to (syn: locate, site)
- to arrange for
- take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal
- intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (syn: aim, direct, point, target)

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Examples

New York City is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

I've heard it's a good place to raise children.

Places like Africa and South America

The hottest place on earth

Churches and other places of worship

You should plan to meet him in a public place.

You've come to the right place. I have just what you need.

They gave him a place to stay for the night.

We're going to need a bigger place once the baby is born.

He's looking to buy a place in the country.

The box was placed at the center of the room.

You can really see the similarities when you place the two pictures side by side.

Her name was placed on the list.

The husbands and wives were placed in separate groups.

They were placed next to each other in line.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: place
he/she/it: places
present participle: placing
past tense: placed
past participle: placed
noun
singular: place
plural: places
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