Place - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- a point located with respect to surface features of some region (syn: spot)
this is a nice place for a picnic
- any area set aside for a particular purpose (syn: property)
who owns this place?
- 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
- a general vicinity
He comes from a place near Chicago
- the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another (syn: lieu, position, stead)
took his place
- a particular situation (syn: shoes)
If you were in my place what would you do?
- where you live at a particular time (syn: home)
your place or mine?
- a job in an organization (syn: berth, billet, office, position, post, situation, spot)
- the particular portion of space occupied by something (syn: position)
he put the lamp back in its place
- proper or designated social situation (syn: station)
he overstepped his place
- a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane) (syn: seat)
he sat in someone else's place
- the passage that is being read
he lost his place on the page
- proper or appropriate position or location
a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen
- a public square with room for pedestrians (syn: piazza, plaza)
- an item on a list or in a sequence (syn: position)
in the second place
- a blank area (syn: space)


- put into a certain place or abstract location (syn: lay, pose, position, put, set)
- place somebody in a particular situation or location
he was placed on probation
- assign a rank or rating to (syn: grade, order, range, rank, rate)
- assign a location to (syn: locate, site)
- to arrange for
place a phone call
place a bet
- take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal (syn: come in, come out)
- intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (syn: aim, direct, point, target)
- recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something (syn: identify)
- assign to (a job or a home)
- locate (syn: localise, localize, set)
- estimate (syn: put, set)
- identify the location or place of (syn: localise, localize)
- make an investment (syn: commit, invest, put)
- assign to a station (syn: post, send, station)
- finish second or better in a horse or dog race
he bet $2 on number six to place
- sing a note with the correct pitch

Extra 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

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