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place  


      n  
1    a particular point or part of space or of a surface, esp. that occupied by a person or thing  
2    a geographical point, such as a town, city, etc.  
3    a position or rank in a sequence or order  
4   
a    an open square lined with houses of a similar type in a city or town  
b    (cap. when part of a street name)  
Grosvenor Place     
5    space or room  
6    a house or living quarters  
7    a country house with grounds  
8    any building or area set aside for a specific purpose  
9    a passage in a book, play, film, etc.  
to lose one's place     
10    proper or appropriate position or time  
he still thinks a woman's place is in the home     
11    right or original position  
put it back in its place     
12    suitable, appropriate, or customary surroundings (esp. in the phrases out of place, in place)  
13    right, prerogative, or duty  
it is your place to give a speech     
14    appointment, position, or job  
a place at college     
15    position, condition, or state  
if I were in your place     
16   
a    a space or seat, as at a dining table  
b    (as modifier)  
place mat     
17      (Maths)   the relative position of a digit in a number  
   See also       decimal place  
18    any of the best times in a race  
19      (Horse racing)  
a      (Brit)   the first, second, or third position at the finish  
b      (U.S. and Canadian)   the first or usually the second position at the finish  
c    (as modifier)  
a place bet     
20      (Theatre)   one of the three unities  
   See       unity       8  
21    Archaic   an important position, rank, or role  
22    all over the place   in disorder or disarray  
23    another place     (Brit, Parliamentary procedure)  
a    (in the House of Commons) the House of Lords  
b    (in the House of Lords) the House of Commons  
24    give place (to)   to make room (for) or be superseded (by)  
25    go places         
Informal  
a    to travel  
b    to become successful  
26    in place of  
a    instead of; in lieu of  
go in place of my sister     
b    in exchange for  
he gave her it in place of her ring     
27    know one's place   to be aware of one's inferior position  
28    pride of place   the highest or foremost position  
29    put someone in his (or her) place   to humble someone who is arrogant, conceited, forward, etc.  
30    take one's place   to take up one's usual or specified position  
31    take the place of   to be a substitute for  
32    take place   to happen or occur  
33    the other place  
Facetious  
a    (at Oxford University) Cambridge University  
b    (at Cambridge University) Oxford University  
      vb   mainly tr  
34    to put or set in a particular or appropriate place  
35    to find or indicate the place of  
36    to identify or classify by linking with an appropriate context  
to place a face     
37    to regard or view as being  
to place prosperity above sincerity     
38    to make (an order, a bet, etc.)  
39    to find a home or job for (someone)  
40    to appoint to an office or position  
41    often foll by: with   to put under the care (of)  
42    to direct or aim carefully  
43    passive     (Brit)   to cause (a racehorse, greyhound, athlete, etc.) to arrive in first, second, third, or sometimes fourth place  
44    intr     (U.S. and Canadian)   (of a racehorse, greyhound, etc.) to finish among the first three in a contest, esp. in second position  
45    to invest (funds)  
46    to sing (a note) with accuracy of pitch  
47    to insert (an advertisement) in a newspaper, journal, etc.  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin platea courtyard, from Greek plateia, from platus broad; compare French plat flat)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
n.
name given to isolated or fictive places;
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
n.
One place to find many different unique antiques, collectibles, and novelty items
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
n.
has been put in a place where everybody can see it.
There are many kinds of species on display in the zoo,lets go and visit there.
v.
to picture in your mind a person,place, thing, or event using only your imagination.
exp.
A progressing virtual world of global computers having networks of interdependent information technology infrastructures, telecommunications networks and computer processing systems in which online interactions takes place.
[Tech.]
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
n.
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
n.
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
vi.
When a large group of competing corporations hope to use the government to protect or enhance their interests.
Economic Term.

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