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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Place \Place\ (pl[=a]s), n. [F., fr. L. platea a street, an
area, a courtyard, from Gr. platei^a a street, properly fem.
of platy`s, flat, broad; akin to Skr. p[.r]thu, Lith. platus.
Cf. Flawn, Piazza, Plate, Plaza.]
1. Any portion of space regarded as measured off or distinct
from all other space, or appropriated to some definite
object or use; position; ground; site; spot; rarely,
Here is the place appointed. --Shak.
What place can be for us
Within heaven's bound? --Milton.
The word place has sometimes a more confused sense,
and stands for that space which any body takes up;
and so the universe is a place. --Locke.
2. A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or
short part of a street open only at one end. "Hangman boys
in the market place." --Shak.
3. A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a
mansion; a village, town, or city; a fortified town or
post; a stronghold; a region or country.
Are you native of this place? --Shak.
4. Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement,
dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or
position; condition; also, official station; occupation;
calling. "The enervating magic of place." --Hawthorne.
Men in great place are thrice servants. --Bacon.
I know my place as I would they should do theirs.
5. Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure
or removal of another being or thing being implied). "In
place of Lord Bassanio." --Shak.
6. A definite position or passage of a document.
The place of the scripture which he read was this.
7. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as,
he said in the first place.
8. Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for.
My word hath no place in you. --John viii.
9. (Astron.) Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body;
-- usually defined by its right ascension and declination,
or by its latitude and longitude.
10. (Racing) The position of first, second, or third at the
finish, esp. the second position. In betting, to win a
bet on a horse for place it must, in the United States,
finish first or second, in England, usually, first,
second, or third.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Place of arms (Mil.), a place calculated for the rendezvous
of men in arms, etc., as a fort which affords a safe
retreat for hospitals, magazines, etc. --Wilhelm.
High place (Script.), a mount on which sacrifices were
offered. "Him that offereth in the high place." --Jer.
In place, in proper position; timely.
Out of place, inappropriate; ill-timed; as, his remarks
were out of place.
Place kick (Football), the act of kicking the ball after it
has been placed on the ground.
Place name, the name of a place or locality. --London
To give place, to make room; to yield; to give way; to give
advantage. "Neither give place to the devil." --Eph. iv.
27. "Let all the rest give place." --Shak.
To have place, to have a station, room, or seat; as, such
desires can have no place in a good heart.
To take place.
(a) To come to pass; to occur; as, the ceremony will not
(b) To take precedence or priority. --Addison.
(c) To take effect; to prevail. "If your doctrine takes
place." --Berkeley. "But none of these excuses would
take place." --Spenser.
To take the place of, to be substituted for.
Syn: Situation; seat; abode; position; locality; location;
site; spot; office; employment; charge; function; trust;
ground; room; stead.
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Place \Place\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Placing.] [Cf. F. placer. See Place, n.]
1. To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or
place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a
particular place; to fix; to settle; to locate; as, to
place a book on a shelf; to place balls in tennis.
Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown.
2. To put or set in a particular rank, office, or position;
to surround with particular circumstances or relations in
life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life;
as, in whatever sphere one is placed.
Place such over them to be rulers. --Ex. xviii.
3. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place
money in a bank.
4. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a
friend. "My resolution 's placed." --Shak.
5. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.
Place it for her chief virtue. --Shak.
6. (Racing) To determine or announce the place of at the
finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three
horses are placed officially.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
7. (Rugby Football) To place-kick ( a goal).
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
8. to recognize or identify (a person). [Colloq. U.S.]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a point located with respect to surface features of some
region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot
on a planet" [syn: topographic point, place, spot]
2: any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this
place?"; "the president was concerned about the property
across from the White House" [syn: place, property]
3: 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"
4: a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"
5: the post or function properly or customarily occupied or
served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his
place"; "in lieu of" [syn: stead, position, place,
6: a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would
you do?" [syn: place, shoes]
7: where you live at a particular time; "deliver the package to
my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or
mine?" [syn: home, place]
8: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the
treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office,
spot, billet, place, situation]
9: the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he
put the lamp back in its place" [syn: position, place]
10: proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his
place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station";
"married above her station" [syn: place, station]
11: a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train
or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in
someone else's place" [syn: seat, place]
12: the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the
13: proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman's place
is no longer in the kitchen"
14: a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm
Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place" [syn: plaza, place, piazza]
15: an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place";
"moved from third to fifth position" [syn: place,
16: a blank area; "write your name in the space provided" [syn:
space, blank space, place]
v 1: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your
things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the
scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a
certain point" [syn: put, set, place, pose,
2: place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was
placed on probation"
3: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these
students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food
guide" [syn: rate, rank, range, order, grade,
4: assign a location to; "The company located some of their
agents in Los Angeles" [syn: locate, place, site]
5: to arrange for; "place a phone call"; "place a bet"
6: take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal;
"Jerry came in third in the Marathon" [syn: place, come
in, come out]
7: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed
his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed
at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not
towards yourself" [syn: target, aim, place, direct,
8: recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or
something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
[syn: identify, place]
9: assign to (a job or a home)
10: locate; "The film is set in Africa" [syn: set, localize,
11: estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." [syn:
place, put, set]
12: identify the location or place of; "We localized the source
of the infection" [syn: place, localize, localise]
13: make an investment; "Put money into bonds" [syn: invest,
put, commit, place] [ant: disinvest, divest]
14: assign to a station [syn: 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
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
584 Moby Thesaurus words for "place":
Anschauung, Autobahn, OK, US highway, a leg up, abiding place,
abode, address, advance, agora, airspace, align, all right,
all set, allegiance, alley, alleyway, allocate, allot, alphabetize,
amphitheater, analyze, angle, angle of vision, anoint, antepast,
apartment, apply, appointment, apportion, appropriate, approximate,
area, arena, arise, arrange, array, arrive, arterial,
arterial highway, arterial street, artery, ascribe, assign,
assigned task, associate, assort, athletic field, attach,
attribute, auditorium, autoroute, autostrada, avenue, awkward,
background, basis, bear garden, bearings, belt, belt highway,
bench mark, berth, billet, blind alley, boulevard, bounden duty,
bout, bowl, boxing ring, bracket, break down, bring down,
bull ring, bung, burden, burden with, business, buy in, buy into,
bypass, byway, call, call of duty, camino real, campo, campus,
cantonment, canvas, capacity, carriageway, case, caste, catalog,
categorize, causeway, causey, chair, chance, character, charge,
chaussee, chore, circumferential, circumstance, circumstances,
circus, city, class, classify, clear stage, close, cockpit, codify,
coliseum, collocate, colosseum, come about, commitment, compose,
concern, condition, confines, connection, consider,
continental shelf, continuity, corduroy road, correct, corridor,
country, county road, course, court, cover, crash pad, crescent,
crib, crown, cul-de-sac, dead-end street, deal, deal out,
dedication, deference, degree, demand, department, deploy, deposit,
dessert, determinate, devoir, devotion, diagnose, digest, diggings,
digs, dike, dirt road, dish, dispose, distinguish, distribute,
district, divide, division, domicile, domus, drive, driveway,
duties and responsibilities, duty, dwelling, dwelling place,
echelon, embarrass, emplace, emplacement, employment, engagement,
enjoin, enthrone, entree, entremets, environs, establish, estate,
ethics, exact, expressway, eye, fair field, fair game, farmstead,
fasten upon, fealty, field, file, financier, finger, fitting, fix,
flat, floor, flourish, footing, forum, frame of reference,
framework, freeway, freight with, function, get a fix, get ahead,
gig, give, go, go on, go places, good form, gradation, grade,
grange, gravel road, ground, group, gym, gymnasium, habitation,
hacienda, hall, hamlet, happen, have, heartland, help, helping,
hierarchy, highroad, highway, highways and byways, hinterland,
hippodrome, hole, homage, home, home in on, home place, homecroft,
homestead, house, house and grounds, house and lot, humble,
identify, imperative, impose, impose on, impose upon, improper,
impute, in order, in place, in situ, inappropriate, inaugurate,
incumbency, index, induct, inflict on, inflict upon, inning,
innings, install, instate, interstate highway, invest, invest in,
jam, job, judge, know, know again, land, lane,
latitude and longitude, lay, lay on, lay out money, levy, liberty,
lieu, light, line, line of duty, line up, list, lists, livelihood,
local road, locale, locality, localize, locate, location, locus,
lodging, lodging place, lodgings, lodgment, lot, loyalty,
main drag, main road, make a splash, make an investment, make good,
make out, market, market cross, marketplace, marshal, mart, mat,
mental outlook, messuage, mews, milieu, misplaced, mission,
modality, mode, moonlighting, mortify, motorway, must, nail,
navigate, neighborhood, nest, niche, obligation, occasion,
occupation, occur, office, offshore rights, okay, onus, open forum,
opening, opportunism, opportunity, order, ought, out of place,
outlook, pad, palaestra, parade ground, parcel out, park, parkway,
part, parts, pass, pave, paved road, peg, piazza, pickle,
pigeonhole, pike, pin down, pinpoint, pit, place in office,
place to live, placement, plank road, plate, platform, plaza,
plight, plow back into, plunge, point, point of view, portion,
pose, posit, position, post, posture, power structure, precedence,
precinct, precincts, predicament, premises, primary highway,
private road, prize ring, proper, prosper, province, public square,
purlieu, purlieus, purpose, put, put down, put in, put in place,
put on, put out, put upon, quarter, quarters, rally, ranch, rancho,
range, rank, rate, rating, ready, realize, recall,
recall knowledge of, reckon, recognize, refer, reference system,
regard, regiment, region, reidentify, reinvest, relief, remember,
residence, respect, responsibility, rialto, right, right-of-way,
ring, ring road, risk, road, roadbed, roadway, role, roof, room,
rooms, round, route nationale, row, royal road, saddle with,
salient, say, scene, scene of action, scenery, scope, seat,
second helping, second job, secondary road, section, see,
self-imposed duty, sequence, serial order, service, serving, set,
set out, set up, setting, settle, side, sight, sink, sink money in,
site, situate, situation, situs, slant, slot, soil, sort, space,
speculate, speedway, spell, sphere, spot, square, squared circle,
squelch, stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, stand, standing,
standpoint, state, state highway, station, status, stead, steading,
stepping-stone, stick, street, strike it rich, subdivide,
subject to, submit, subordination, succeed, suitable, superhighway,
system, tabulate, take place, task, tax, tell, tenure, terrace,
terrain, territory, theater, thoroughfare, three-mile limit,
thrive, throne, through street, thruway, tilting ground, tiltyard,
time, time at bat, toft, toll road, town, township road, tract,
transpire, triangulate, turn, turnpike, twelve-mile limit, type,
uncomfortable, universe, unsuitable, vacancy, venture, vicinage,
vicinity, view, viewpoint, village, walk, weight down with, whack,
where, whereabout, whereabouts, wrestling ring, wrong, wynd,
yoke with, zero in on, zone
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
Programming Language for Automatic Checkout Equipment.
["The Compiler for the Programming Language for Automatic
Checkout Equipment (PLACE)", AFAPL TR-68-27, Battelle Inst,
Columbus, May 1968].
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
PLACE, pleading, evidence. A particular portion of space; locality.
2. In local actions, the plaintiff must lay his venue in the county in
which the action arose. It is a general rule, that the place of every
traversable fact, stated in the pleading, must be distinctly alleged; Com.
Dig. Pleader, c. 20; Cro. Eliz. 78, 98; Lawes' Pl. 57; Bac. Ab. Venue, B;
Co. Litt. 303 a; and some place must be alleged for every such fact; this is
done by designating the city, town, village, parish or district, together
with the county in which the fact is alleged to have occurred; and the place
thus designated, is called the venue. (q.v.)
3. In transitory actions, the place laid in the declaration, need not
be the place where the cause of action arose, unless when required by
statute. In local actions, the plaintiff will be confined in his proof to
the county laid in the declaration.
4. In criminal cases the facts must be laid and proved to have been
committed within the jurisdiction of the court, or the defendant must be
acquitted. 2 Hawk. c. 25, s. 84; Arch. Cr. Pl. 40, 95. Vide, generally,
Gould on Pl. c. 3, 102-104; Arch. Civ. Pl. 366; Hamm. N. P. 462; 1 Saund.
347, n. 1; 2 Saund. 5 n.
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