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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24    give place (to)   to make room (for) or be superseded (by)  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)  


carrying place  
      n     (Canadian)      another name for       portage  
decimal place  
      n  
1    the position of a digit after the decimal point, each successive position to the right having a denominator of an increased power of ten  
in 0.025, 5 is in the third decimal place     
2    the number of digits to the right of the decimal point  
3.142 is a number given to three decimal places         Compare       significant figures       2  
high place  
      n     (Old Testament)   a place of idolatrous worship, esp. a hilltop  
holy place  
      n  
1    the outer chamber of a Jewish sanctuary  
2    a place of pilgrimage  
jumping-off place   , point  
      n  
1    a starting point, as in an enterprise  
2    a final or extreme condition  
3      (Canadian)   a place where one leaves civilization to go into the wilderness  
4      (U.S.)   a very remote spot  
Penshurst Place  
      n   a 14th-century mansion near Tunbridge Wells in Kent: birthplace of Sir Philip Sidney; gardens laid out from 1560  
Place  
      n   Francis. 1771--1854, British radical, who campaigned for the repeal (1824) of the Combination Acts, which forbade the forming of trade unions, and for parliamentary reform  
place card  
      n   a card placed on a dinner table before a seat, as at a formal dinner, indicating who is to sit there  
place kick     (Football)  
      n  
1    a kick in which the ball is placed in position before it is kicked  
      vb  
  place-kick  
2    to kick (a ball) using a place kick,   (Compare)        drop kick       punt   2  
place name  
      n   the name of a geographical location, such as a town or area  
place of safety order  
      n     (Social welfare, law)   (in Britain) under the Children and Young Persons Act 1969, an order granted by a justice to a person or agency granting authority to detain a child or young person and take him or her to a place of safety for not more than 28 days, because of the child's actual or likely ill-treatment or neglect, etc.  
place setting  
      n   the set of items of cutlery, crockery, and glassware laid for one person at a dining table  
place-value  
      adj   denoting a series in which successive digits represent successive powers of the base  
resting place  
      n   a place where someone or something rests, esp. (last resting place) the grave  
watering place  
      n  
1    a place where drinking water for men or animals may be obtained  
2      (Brit)   a spa  
3      (Brit)   a seaside resort  
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Place  
      n   Francis. 1771--1854, British radical, who campaigned for the repeal (1824) of the Combination Acts, which forbade the forming of trade unions, and for parliamentary reform  


carrying place  
      n     (Canadian)      another name for       portage  
decimal place  
      n  
1    the position of a digit after the decimal point, each successive position to the right having a denominator of an increased power of ten  
in 0.025, 5 is in the third decimal place     
2    the number of digits to the right of the decimal point  
3.142 is a number given to three decimal places         Compare       significant figures       2  
high place  
      n     (Old Testament)   a place of idolatrous worship, esp. a hilltop  
holy place  
      n  
1    the outer chamber of a Jewish sanctuary  
2    a place of pilgrimage  
jumping-off place   , point  
      n  
1    a starting point, as in an enterprise  
2    a final or extreme condition  
3      (Canadian)   a place where one leaves civilization to go into the wilderness  
4      (U.S.)   a very remote spot  
Penshurst Place  
      n   a 14th-century mansion near Tunbridge Wells in Kent: birthplace of Sir Philip Sidney; gardens laid out from 1560  
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)  
place card  
      n   a card placed on a dinner table before a seat, as at a formal dinner, indicating who is to sit there  
place kick     (Football)  
      n  
1    a kick in which the ball is placed in position before it is kicked  
      vb  
  place-kick  
2    to kick (a ball) using a place kick,   (Compare)        drop kick       punt   2  
place name  
      n   the name of a geographical location, such as a town or area  
place of safety order  
      n     (Social welfare, law)   (in Britain) under the Children and Young Persons Act 1969, an order granted by a justice to a person or agency granting authority to detain a child or young person and take him or her to a place of safety for not more than 28 days, because of the child's actual or likely ill-treatment or neglect, etc.  
place setting  
      n   the set of items of cutlery, crockery, and glassware laid for one person at a dining table  
place-value  
      adj   denoting a series in which successive digits represent successive powers of the base  
resting place  
      n   a place where someone or something rests, esp. (last resting place) the grave  
watering place  
      n  
1    a place where drinking water for men or animals may be obtained  
2      (Brit)   a spa  
3      (Brit)   a seaside resort  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins

place

  

      n  
1    area, location, locus, point, position, site, situation, spot, station, venue, whereabouts  
2    city, district, hamlet, locale, locality, neighbourhood, quarter, region, town, vicinity, village  
3    grade, position, rank, station, status  
4    appointment, berth     (informal)   billet     (informal)   employment, job, position, post  
5    abode, apartment, domicile, dwelling, flat, home, house, manor, mansion, pad     (slang)   property, residence, seat  
6    accommodation, room, space, stead  
7    affair, charge, concern, duty, function, prerogative, responsibility, right, role  
8    in place of      as an alternative to, as a substitute for, in exchange for, in lieu of, instead of, taking the place of  
9    put (someone) in his place      bring down, cut down to size, humble, humiliate, make (someone) eat humble pie, make (someone) swallow his pride, mortify, take down a peg     (informal)  
10    take place      befall, betide, come about, come to pass     (archaic)   go on, happen, occur, transpire     (informal)  
      vb  
11    bung     (Brit. slang)   deposit, dispose, establish, fix, install, lay, locate, plant, position, put, rest, set, settle, situate, stand, station, stick     (informal)  
12    arrange, class, classify, grade, group, order, rank, sort  
13    associate, identify, know, put one's finger on, recognize, remember, set in context  
14    allocate, appoint, assign, charge, commission, entrust, give  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
a room or place equipped for cooking.
I will cook in the kitchen.
n.
a relocator refers to a person or company reponsible for the moving or relocating or one or more objects from one place to another. used in a sentence as "I am looking to hire some furniture relocators to move my items from one place to another."
n.
Any person, including a captain, who is employed or engaged or works in any capacity on board a ship and whose normal place of work is on a ship.
exp.
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
n.
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
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.
One place to find many different unique antiques, collectibles, and novelty items
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.
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
A progressing virtual world of global computers having networks of interdependent information technology infrastructures, telecommunications networks and computer processing systems, in which online interaction takes place.
[Tech.]
n.
The non-gaming internet shop refers to a place where the game sites are blocked or not installed on all computer units.
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
n.
name given to isolated or fictive 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!
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