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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.

Place Quotations

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
Audrey Hepburn

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Albert Einstein

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. - Abraham Lincoln
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Abraham Lincoln

Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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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
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