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Definition of Place


  1. 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.
  2. To determine or announce the place of at the finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three horses are placed officially.
  3. To place-kick ( a goal).
  4. 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.
  5. A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end.
  6. 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.
  7. Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling.
  8. Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied).
  9. A definite position or passage of a document.
  10. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as, he said in the first place.
  11. Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for.
  12. Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; -- usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank.
  16. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend.
  17. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.
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Place Translations

place in Afrikaans is plek, plaas, sit
place in Dutch is plaats, oord, lokaal, plek
place in Finnish is panna, huone, paikka
place in German is Platz, unterbringen, Platz, stellen, Ort
place in Italian is mettere, spazio, ente, mettere, posto
place in Latin is constituo, addo, positus, pono posui positum
place in Norwegian is plass
place in Spanish is sentar, meter, sitio