place meaning

[ pleis ] Pronunciation:   "place" in a sentence
Noun: place  pleys
  1. A point located with respect to surface features of some region
    "this is a nice place for a picnic"
Verb: place  pleys
  1. Put into a certain place or abstract location
    "Place emphasis on a certain point"
    - 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
    - rate, rank, range, order, grade 
  4. Assign a location to
    - 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
    - come in, come out 
  7. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    - target, aim, direct, point 
  8. Recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
    - identify 
  9. Assign to (a job or a home) 
  10. Locate
    - set, localize, localise [Brit] 
  11. Estimate
    - put, set 
  12. Identify the location or place of
    - localize, localise [Brit] 
  13. Make an investment
    - invest, put, commit 
  14. Assign to a station
    - station, post, 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

Sounds like: plaice

Derived forms: placing, places, placed

See also: left, placement, right

Type of: abode, aim, approximate, area, assign, backyard, business, cognition, condition, delegate, depute, designate, determine, direct, displace, drop, estimate, evaluate, expanse, expend, function, gauge, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, guess, item, job, judge, knowledge, line, line of work, locality, locate, move, neck of the woods, neighborhood [US], neighbourhood [Brit, Cdn], noesis, occupation, office, order, part, pass judgment, passage, point, position, present, public square, race, rank, represent, residence, role, run, set, sing, situate, situation, social rank, social station, social status, space, spend, square, stage, status, surface area, take, take aim, train, vicinage [N. Amer], vicinity

Part of: form

Encyclopedia: Place

verb, noun

verb [+ obj]


to give instructions about sth or make a request for sth to happen:

Placing an ad in the local newspaper cost $250.

As soon as customers place an order, they receive confirmation by email.


to find a suitable job for sb:

The agency placed about 2 000 office workers last year.

They help to place young people in paid apprenticeships.

3 (Finance )

to make new shares in a company available for sale to particular people or institutions:

The company will raise money by placing 20 million shares.

The investment bank holds 80% of the shares placed in February.



noun [C]

a building or an area used for a particular purpose:

The site acts as an online meeting place.

He can usually be contacted at his place of work.


be going places

to be getting more and more successful in your life or career:

a young architect who's really going places

in place

working or ready to work:

A deal on funding will be in place by June.

We're confident we've got the right people in place for this project.

How long has the import ban been in place?

The marketing of new securities, usually through sales to institutional investors. See: Float.

Programming Language for Automatic Checkout Equipment.


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  1. the wall was marked with damp in several places.
  2. it was a very aged, ghostly place.
  3. they've bought zire's place cheaply.
  4. mary took the place of helen as an instructor.
  5. the beach might be the best place to hide.

Related Words

  1. placating meaning
  2. placatingly meaning
  3. placation meaning
  4. placative meaning
  5. placatory meaning
  6. place a price on one's head meaning
  7. place a strain on so or sth meaning
  8. place an order meaning
  9. place bet meaning
  10. place brick meaning
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