definition of place by The Free Dictionary

Noun 1. place - a point located with respect to surface features of some regionplace – 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”

tomb, grave – a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); “he put flowers on his mother’s grave”
junction – the place where two or more things come together
end – one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; “the phone rang at the other end”; “both ends wrote at the same time”
hiding place – a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself)
heights, high – a high place; “they stood on high and observed the countryside”; “he doesn’t like heights”
hole-in-the-wall – a small unpretentious out-of-the-way place; “his office was a hole-in-the-wall”
mecca – a place that attracts many visitors; “New York is a mecca for young artists”
overlook – a high place affording a good view
crest, summit, top, peak, tip, crown – the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); “the view from the peak was magnificent”; “they clambered to the tip of Monadnock”; “the region is a few molecules wide at the summit”
point – the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; “she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street”
rendezvous – a place where people meet; “he was waiting for them at the rendezvous”
scour – a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
service area – place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities
showplace – a place that is frequently exhibited and visited for its historical interest or natural beauty
stop – a spot where something halts or pauses; “his next stop is Atlanta”
puddle, pool – something resembling a pool of liquid; “he stood in a pool of light”; “his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines”
zone – a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
2. place - any area set aside for a particular purposeplace – any area set aside for a particular purpose; “who owns this place?”; “the president was concerned about the property across from the White House”

boatyard – a place where boats are built or maintained or stored
sanctuary – a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
centre, center – a place where some particular activity is concentrated; “they received messages from several centers”
colony – a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated; “a nudist colony”; “an artists””
hatchery – a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs); “the park authorities operated a trout hatchery”
3. place – 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”

layer, stratum, level – an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; “a good actor communicates on several levels”; “a simile has at least two layers of meaning”; “the mind functions on many strata simultaneously”
4. place – a general vicinity; “He comes from a place near Chicago”

locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity – a surrounding or nearby region; “the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville”; “it is a rugged locality”; “he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood”; “I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods”
5. place – the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; “can you go in my stead?”; “took his place”; “in lieu of”

role, function, office, part – the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; “the function of a teacher”; “the government must do its part”; “play its role”
behalf – as the agent of or on someone’s part (usually expressed as “on behalf of” rather than “in behalf of”); “the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child”; “this letter is written on behalf of my client”;
6. place – a particular situation; “If you were in my place what would you do?”

situation, position – a condition or position in which you find yourself; “the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils”; “found herself in a very fortunate situation”
7. place - where you live at a particular timeplace – 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?”

abode, residence – any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; “a person can have several residences”
8. place – a job in an organization; “he occupied a post in the treasury”

associateship – the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
curacy – the position of a curate
directorship – the position of a director of a business concern
headship – the position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seat – a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
manhood – the status of being a man
peasanthood – the state of being a peasant; “the same homely dress she wore in the days of her peasanthood”
plum – a highly desirable position or assignment; “a political plum”
9. place - the particular portion of space occupied by somethingplace – the particular portion of space occupied by something; “he put the lamp back in its place”

wing – (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
half-mast, half-staff – a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress
lead – (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; “he took a long lead off first”
point – the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; “she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street”
pole position – the most favorable position at the start of a race
polls – the place where people vote
pride of place – the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
anomaly – (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
site, situation – physical position in relation to the surroundings; “the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides”
setting – the physical position of something; “he changed the setting on the thermostat”
lie – position or manner in which something is situated
post, station – the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; “a soldier manned the entrance post”; “a sentry station”
pitch – a vendor’s position (especially on the sidewalk); “he was employed to see that his paper’s news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors”
landmark – the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape; “the church steeple provided a convenient landmark”
right – location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east; “he stood on the right”
left – location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east; “she stood on the left”
back, rear – the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; “he stood at the back of the stage”; “it was hidden in the rear of the store”
front – the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer; “he walked to the front of the stage”
stand – the position where a thing or person stands
station – (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
vantage – place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective)
10. place – proper or designated social situation; “he overstepped his place”; “the responsibilities of a man in his station”; “married above her station”

niche – a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it; “he found his niche in the academic world”
11. place - a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)place – 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”

aeroplane, airplane, plane – an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; “the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane”
perch – an elevated place serving as a seat
space – an area reserved for some particular purpose; “the laboratory’s floor space”
12. place – the passage that is being read; “he lost his place on the page”

passage – a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
13. place – proper or appropriate position or location; “a woman’s place is no longer in the kitchen”

condition, status – a state at a particular time; “a condition (or state) of disrepair”; “the current status of the arms negotiations”
14. place - a public square with room for pedestriansplace – a public square with room for pedestrians; “they met at Elm Plaza”; “Grosvenor Place” 15. place – an item on a list or in a sequence; “in the second place”; “moved from third to fifth position”

item, point – a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; “he noticed an item in the New York Times”; “she had several items on her shopping list”; “the main point on the agenda was taken up first”
postposition – (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached)
preposition – (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)
16. place - a blank areaplace – a blank area; “write your name in the space provided”

surface area, expanse, area – the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; “the area of a rectangle”; “it was about 500 square feet in area”
margin – the blank space that surrounds the text on a page; “he jotted a note in the margin”
form – a printed document with spaces in which to write; “he filled out his tax form”
Verb 1. place – 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”

docket – place on the docket for legal action; “Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried”
postpose – place after another constituent in the sentence; “Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them”
prepose – place before another constituent in the sentence; “English preposes the adpositions; Japanese postposes them”
step – place (a ship’s mast) in its step
put back, replace – put something back where it belongs; “replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it”; “please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them”
stratify – form, arrange, or deposit in layers; “The fish are stratified in barrels”; “The rock was stratified by the force of the water”; “A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses”
plant – place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; “Plant a spy in Moscow”; “plant bugs in the dissident’s apartment”
intersperse – place at intervals in or among; “intersperse exclamation marks in the text”
snuggle, nestle – position comfortably; “The baby nestled her head in her mother’s elbow”
pile – place or lay as if in a pile; “The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested”
arrange, set up – put into a proper or systematic order; “arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order”
superpose – place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
park – place temporarily; “park the car in the yard”; “park the children with the in-laws”; “park your bag in this locker”
dispose – place or put in a particular order; “the dots are unevenly disposed”
emplace – put into place or position; “the box with the ancestors’ ashes was emplaced on the top shelf of the house altar”
emplace – provide a new emplacement for guns
ship – place on board a ship; “ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel”
underlay – put (something) under or beneath; “They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper”
trench – set, plant, or bury in a trench; “trench the fallen soldiers”; “trench the vegetables”
shelve – place on a shelf; “shelve books”
jar – place in a cylindrical vessel; “jar the jam”
repose – to put something (eg trust) in something; “The nation reposed its confidence in the King”
sign – place signs, as along a road; “sign an intersection”; “This road has been signed”
recess – put into a recess; “recess lights”
throw, thrust – place or put with great energy; “She threw the blanket around the child”; “thrust the money in the hands of the beggar”
tee, tee up – place on a tee; “tee golf balls”
rack up – place in a rack; “rack pool balls”
coffin – place into a coffin; “her body was coffined”
bed – put to bed; “The children were bedded at ten o’clock”
appose – place side by side or in close proximity
sow, seed – place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; “She sowed sunflower seeds”
misplace – place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position; “misplaced modifiers”
juxtapose – place side by side; “The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors”
set down – put or settle into a position; “The hotel was set down at the bottom of the valley”
bottle – put into bottles; “bottle the mineral water”
ground – place or put on the ground
pillow, rest – rest on or as if on a pillow; “pillow your head”
mislay, misplace, lose – place (something) where one cannot find it again; “I misplaced my eyeglasses”
upend – set, turn, or stand on end; “upend the box and empty the contents”
seat, sit down, sit – show to a seat; assign a seat for; “The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith”
seat – place in or on a seat; “the mother seated the toddler on the high chair”
lay, put down, repose – put in a horizontal position; “lay the books on the table”; “lay the patient carefully onto the bed”
2. place – place somebody in a particular situation or location; “he was placed on probation” 3. place – assign a rank or rating to; “how would you rank these students?”; “The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide”

superordinate – place in a superior order or rank; “These two notions are superordinated to a third”
shortlist – put someone or something on a short list
seed – distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds
subordinate – rank or order as less important or consider of less value; “Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools”
downgrade – rate lower; lower in value or esteem
upgrade – rate higher; raise in value or esteem
pass judgment, evaluate, judge – form a critical opinion of; “I cannot judge some works of modern art”; “How do you evaluate this grant proposal?” “We shouldn’t pass judgment on other people”
4. place – assign a location to; “The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles” 5. place – to arrange for; “place a phone call”; “place a bet”

order – make a request for something; “Order me some flowers”; “order a work stoppage”
6. place – take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; “Jerry came in third in the Marathon”

rank – take or have a position relative to others; “This painting ranks among the best in the Western World”
7. place – 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”

address – direct a question at someone
aim, take aim, train, direct, take – point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; “Please don’t aim at your little brother!”; “He trained his gun on the burglar”; “Don’t train your camera on the women”; “Take a swipe at one’s opponent”
8. place – recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; “She identified the man on the ‘wanted’ poster”

set, determine – fix conclusively or authoritatively; “set the rules”
9. place – assign to (a job or a home) 10. place – locate; “The film is set in Africa” 11. place – estimate; “We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.” 12. place – identify the location or place of; “We localized the source of the infection”

situate, locate – determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey; “Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space”; “Locate the boundaries of the property”
13. place – make an investment; “Put money into bonds”

fund – invest money in government securities
roll over – re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security; “She rolled over her IRA”
shelter – invest (money) so that it is not taxable
tie up – invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes; “All my money is tied up in long-term investments”
job, speculate – invest at a risk; “I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating”
buy into – buy stocks or shares of a company
14. place – assign to a station

garrison – station (troops) in a fort or garrison
fort – station (troops) in a fort
move, displace – cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; “Move those boxes into the corner, please”; “I’m moving my money to another bank”; “The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant”
site, locate, place – assign a location to; “The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles”
15. place – finish second or better in a horse or dog race; “he bet $2 on number six to place”

race, run – compete in a race; “he is running the Marathon this year”; “let’s race and see who gets there first”
16. place – sing a note with the correct pitch

sing – produce tones with the voice; “She was singing while she was cooking”; “My brother sings very well”

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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