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6 definitions found
 for place
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,
        unbounded space.
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              Here is the place appointed.          --Shak.
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              What place can be for us
              Within heaven's bound?                --Milton.
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              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.
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     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.
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     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.
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              Are you native of this place?         --Shak.
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     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.
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              Men in great place are thrice servants. --Bacon.
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              I know my place as I would they should do theirs.
                                                    --Shak.
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     5. Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure
        or removal of another being or thing being implied). "In
        place of Lord Bassanio." --Shak.
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     6. A definite position or passage of a document.
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              The place of the scripture which he read was this.
                                                    --Acts viii.
                                                    32.
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     7. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as,
        he said in the first place.
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     8. Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for.
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              My word hath no place in you.         --John viii.
                                                    37.
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     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.
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     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.
        xlviii. 35.
  
     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
        Academy.
  
     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
             take place.
         (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.
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     Syn: Situation; seat; abode; position; locality; location;
          site; spot; office; employment; charge; function; trust;
          ground; room; stead.
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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.
  
     Syn: Put.
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                Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown.
                                                    --Shak.
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     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.
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              Place such over them to be rulers.    --Ex. xviii.
                                                    21.
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     3. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place
        money in a bank.
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     4. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a
        friend. "My resolution 's placed." --Shak.
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     5. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.
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              Place it for her chief virtue.        --Shak.
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     6. (Racing) To determine or announce the place of at the
        finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three
        horses are placed officially.
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     7. (Rugby Football) To place-kick ( a goal).
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     8. to recognize or identify (a person). [Colloq. U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  place
      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,
         lieu]
      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
          page"
      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,
          position]
      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,
           position, lay]
      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,
         place]
      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,
         point]
      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,
          localise, place]
      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,
          place]
      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) :

  PLACE
  
     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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