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Dictionary definition for: Place

1. (v) 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"

2. (n) a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"

3. (v) place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was placed on probation"

4. (n) any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?" "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?" "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

7. (v) assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"

8. (n) a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"

9. (n) the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?" "took his place" "in lieu of"

10. (v) to arrange for; "place a phone call", "place a bet"

11. (v) take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; "Jerry came in third in the Marathon"

12. (n) a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?"

13. (n) 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?"

14. (v) 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"

15. (v) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the ''wanted" poster"

16. (n) a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"

17. (n) the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place"

18. (v) assign to (a job or a home)

19. (n) proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place" "the responsibilities of a man in his station" "married above her station"

20. (v) locate; "The film is set in Africa"

21. (n) 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"

22. (v) estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

23. (n) the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the page"

24. (v) identify the location or place of; "We localized the source of the infection"

25. (n) proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman''s place is no longer in the kitchen"

26. (v) make an investment; "Put money into bonds"

27. (v) assign to a station

28. (n) a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza" "Grosvenor Place"

29. (v) finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place"

30. (n) an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place" "moved from third to fifth position"

31. (v) sing a note with the correct pitch

32. (n) a blank area; "write your name in the space provided"

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