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Usage statistics for the noun place:

spoken English44.89%written English55.11% conversational speech43.37%task-oriented speech56.63% imaginative writing55.13%informational writing44.87%
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Place is sometimes a misspelling of palace.

The word place is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun place

What does place mean as a name of something?

Place is one of the top 50 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: places

  1. a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    • example: this is a nice place for a picnic
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of place: spot / topographic point
    • more generic word: point = the precise location of something
    • more specific terms:
  2. any area set aside for a particular purpose
  3. an abstract mental location
    • examples: he has a special place in my thoughts | a place in my heart | a political system with no place for the less prominent groups
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: cognition / knowledge / noesis = the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
    • more specific words: stratum / layer / level = an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
  4. a general vicinity
  5. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
    • example: took his place
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of place: lieu / position / stead
    • more generic words: function / office / part / role = the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    • more specific word: behalf = as the agent of or on someone's part
  6. a particular situation
    • example: If you were in my place what would you do?
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of place: shoes
    • more generic words: position / situation = a condition or position in which you find yourself
  7. where you live at a particular time
    • example: your place or mine?
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of place: home
    • more generic words: abode / residence = any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
    • more specific terms: home away from home / home from home = a place where you are just as comfortable and content as if you were home
  8. a job in an organization
  9. the particular portion of space occupied by something
    • example: he put the lamp back in its place
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of place: position
    • more generic word: point = the precise location of something
    • more specific terms:
      • wing = a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
      • half-staff / half-mast = a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress
      • lead = the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
      • 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 = position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion
      • situation / site = physical position in relation to the surroundings
      • setting = the physical position of something
      • juxtaposition = a side-by-side position
      • lie = position or manner in which something is situated
      • station / post = the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
      • pitch = a vendor's position
      • landmark = the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
      • right = location near or direction toward the right side
      • left = location near or direction toward the left side
      • back / rear = the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
      • front = the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer
      • stand = the position where a thing or person stands
      • station = the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
      • vantage = place or situation affording some advantage
    • attributes:
      • right = being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
      • left = being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
  10. proper or designated social situation
    • example: he overstepped his place
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of place: station
    • more generic terms: rank / social rank / social station / social status = position in a social hierarchy
    • more specific word: niche = a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
  11. a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
  12. the passage that is being read
    • example: he lost his place on the page
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: passage = a section of text
  13. proper or appropriate position or location
    • example: a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: condition / status = a state at a particular time
  14. a public square with room for pedestrians
    • example: Grosvenor Place
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of place: piazza / plaza
    • more generic terms: public square / square = an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
  15. an item on a list or in a sequence
    • example: in the second place
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of place: position
    • more generic words: item / point = a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
    • more specific words:
      • postposition = the placing of one linguistic element after another
      • preposition = the placing of one linguistic element before another
  16. a blank area

Alternative definition of the noun place

noun

  1. A location or position.
  2. An open space, courtyard, market square.
  3. A group of houses.
  4. A region of a land.
  5. Somewhere for a person to sit.
  6. A frame of mind.
  7. [informal] A house or home.
  8. A role or purpose; a station.
  9. Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.
  10. The position of a contestant in a competition.
  11. The position as a member of a sports team.

Specialised definition of the noun place

Glossary of sports

where something is or where something happens (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a position in a competition (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / dog racing

a position of second or third in a race. An each-way bet on a greyhound that finishes second or third in a race results in a return on the punter's stake but at odds usually a quarter of those at which the bet was placed (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / equestrian

the positions of second, third, and sometimes fourth in a race (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb place

What does place mean as a doing word?

Place is one of the top 1000 most common verbs. It is used mostly in writing, being one of the top 1000 most common verbs in written English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: placed | placing | places

  1. put into a certain place or abstract location
    • examples: Place emphasis on a certain point | They place the bags on the table
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]I put the book here/there | I spooned the sauce there
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]I put the book on/under/near the table
      [Agent - being] [Verb] on / upon [Destination] [Theme]They put upon me a brilliant, red helm

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): put, set, stick.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of place: lay / pose / position / put / set
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific terms:
      • introduce / stick in / enclose / inclose / insert / put in = place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing
      • docket = place on the docket for legal action
      • cock = set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
      • postpose = place after another constituent in the sentence
      • prepose = place before another constituent in the sentence
      • step = place (a ship's mast) in its step
      • put back / replace = put something back where it belongs
      • stratify = form, arrange, or deposit in layers
      • plant = place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
      • intersperse = place at intervals in or among
      • snuggle / nestle = position comfortably
      • pile = place or lay as if in a pile
      • arrange / set up = put into a proper or systematic order
      • superimpose / superpose / lay over = place on top of
      • superpose = place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
      • park = place temporarily
      • ensconce / settle = fix firmly
      • dispose = place or put in a particular order
      • emplace = put into place or position
      • emplace = provide a new emplacement for guns
      • ship = place on board a ship
      • underlay = put (something) under or beneath
      • trench = set, plant, or bury in a trench
      • pigeonhole = place into a small compartment
      • shelve = place on a shelf
      • jar = place in a cylindrical vessel
      • repose = to put something (eg trust) in something
      • sign = place signs, as along a road
      • middle = put in the middle
      • parallelize = place parallel to one another
      • butt = place end to end without overlapping
      • recess = put into a recess
      • reposition = place into another position
      • thrust / throw = place or put with great energy
      • tee up / tee = place on a tee
      • rack up = place in a rack
      • coffin = place into a coffin
      • bed = put to bed
      • appose = place side by side or in close proximity
      • place down / put down / set down = cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
      • seed / sow = place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
      • misplace = place or position wrongly
      • juxtapose = place side by side
      • set down = put or settle into a position
      • bottle = put into bottles
      • bucket = put into a bucket
      • barrel = put in barrels
      • ground = place or put on the ground
      • pillow / rest = rest on or as if on a pillow
      • upend = set, turn, or stand on end
      • sit down / seat / sit = show to a seat
      • seat = place in or on a seat
      • put down / repose / lay = put in a horizontal position
      • place upright / stand up / stand = put into an upright position
      • recline = cause to recline
      • plant / set = put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
      • install / instal / put in / set up = set up for use
      • deposit / situate / posit / fix = put (something somewhere) firmly
      • ladle = put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
      • poise = cause to be balanced or suspended
      • lean = cause to lean or incline
      • clap = put quickly or forcibly
      • rest = put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
      • perch = cause to perch or sit
      • load = put (something) on a structure or conveyance
      • cram = put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
      • set = put into a position that will restore a normal state
      • siphon = move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
      • seat = place or attach firmly in or on a base
      • position = cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
      • glycerolise / glycerolize = place in glycerol
      • space = place at intervals
      • marshal = place in proper rank
      • settle down / settle = settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
      • throw = to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
      • imbricate = place so as to overlap
  2. place somebody in a particular situation or location
    • example: he was placed on probation
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: assign / delegate / depute / designate = give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to
  3. assign a rank or rating to
  4. assign a location to
  5. to arrange for
    • examples: place a phone call | place a bet
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: order = make a request for something
  6. take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of place: come in / come out
    • more generic word: rank = take or have a position relative to others
  7. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
  8. recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
  9. assign to (a job or a home)
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: assign / delegate / depute / designate = give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to
  10. locate
  11. estimate
  12. identify the location or place of
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of place: localise / localize
    • more generic words: locate / situate = determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
  13. make an investment
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of place: commit / invest / put
    • more generic words: drop / expend / spend = pay out
    • more specific terms:
      • fund = invest money in government securities
      • roll over = re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security
      • shelter = invest (money) so that it is not taxable
      • tie up = invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
      • speculate / job = invest at a risk
      • buy into = buy stocks or shares of a company
  14. assign to a station
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of place: post / send / station
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific words:
      • garrison = station (troops) in a fort or garrison
      • fort = station (troops) in a fort
      • locate / site = assign a location to
  15. finish second or better in a horse or dog race
    • example: he bet $2 on number six to place
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic words: race / run = compete in a race
  16. sing a note with the correct pitch
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: sing = produce tones with the voice

Alternative definition of the verb place

verb

  1. [transitive] To put (an object or person) in a specific location.
    • [intransitive] To earn a given spot in a competition.
    • [transitive] To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.
      • [transitive, in the passive] To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.
      • [transitive] To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
      • [transitive] To arrange for or to make (a bet).
      • [transitive] To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.

        Places

        1. Place a.k.a. Placé is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France.
        2. Place a.k.a. Plače is a small settlement in the Vipava Valley in the Municipality of Ajdovščina in the Littoral region of Slovenia. Together with the neighbouring villages of Male Žablje and Vipavski Križ it forms the local community of Vipavski Križ.
        3. Place is an unincorporated community in the town of Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. Place is located on New Hampshire Route 11 4.2 miles northwest of Rochester.

        There are other places with in their name, like La Place, No Place, No-Place, New Place, Our Place, PPG Place, TCU Place, City Place, Dick Place, Hays Place, Park Place, Place Foch, Place Mill, Rose Place, Stub Place, Astor Place, Canoe Place, Cap's Place, Carle Place.

        Music

        1. "PLACE" is a musical single of Annie's Black.
        2. "Place" a.k.a. "Place〜" is a musical single of SOPHIA.
          • released on (15 years ago)
        3. "PLACE" is a musical album of Kaori Oda.
          • released on
        4. "Place" is a musical album of West My Friend.
          • released on
        5. "Place" is a musical album of Owen Tromans.
          • released in (11 years ago)
        6. "Place" is a composition.

        Writings

        "Place" is a book by Bridget Hilton-Barber.

        • also known as "Place: a collection of South African travel and landscape quotations"

        Film

        "Place" is a sensational dance film, especially created for world-famous dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov & Ana Laguna by an outstanding international team of artists.

        Miscellanea

        1. Place: The United States Census Bureau defines the term place as a concentration of population. The types of places defined by the Census Bureau are incorporated places, such as a city, town or village, and census designated place, which resembles a city, town or village but lacks its own government. The concentration of population must have a name, be locally recognized, and not be part of any other place. Places typically have a residential nucleus, a closely spaced street pattern and frequently have commercial or other urban types of land use. Incorporated places are defined by the laws of the states that they are in. The Census Bureau designates criteria for delineating CDPs. A small settlement in the open countryside or the densely settled fringe of a large city may not be a place as defined by the Census Bureau. As of the 1990 Census, only 26% of the people in the United States lived outside of places.
        2. Place is a canonical version, musical recording.

        Phrases with Place

        Phrases starting with the word Place:

        1. place bet
        2. place mat
        3. Place card
        4. place down
        5. place kick
        6. place name
        7. Place Word
        8. place-kick

        Phrases ending with the word Place:

        1. by-place
        2. in place
        3. farm-place
        4. give place
        5. holy place
        6. last-place
        7. take place
        8. Took Place
        9. First Place
        10. eating place
        11. hiding place

        Other phrase containing the word Place:

        1. In Place of

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        Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Place

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        Google previewInformation and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2013 (2013)

        Proceedings of the International Conference in Innsbruck, Austria, January 22-25, 2013 by Lorenzo Cantoni, Zheng Phil Xiang

        Abstract Place is a notion closely linked with the wealth of human experience, and invested by values, attitudes, and...

        Google previewHow to Innovate in Marketing (Collection) (2013)

        by Monique Reece, Michael Tasner, Tony Davila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton, Larry Light, Joan Kiddon

        Place means more than a store. Depending on the business, it can be a Web site, restaurant, office, waiting...

        Wherever it is, remember place is the face of your brand. No one likes sitting in an older, dirty airplane. It makes you feel uneasy, ...

        Google previewA Dissertation on the Philosophy of Aristotle (1812)

        In Four Books ... by Thomas Taylor

        But since place is the boundary of that which contains ; and upward and downward, the extremity and the middle, contain every thing that is moved; and since this after a certain manner becomes the form of that which is contained ; — hence ...

        Google previewA Dictionary of London Place-Names (2010)

        by A. D. Mills

        The place is mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle because a Viking army was encamped here for several years in the early 11th century. Greenwich Park, open to the public since the 18th century, dates back to the early 15th century.

        Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

        place fields are thought to represent spatial contexts and perform match– mismatch comparisons to determine the extent to which a particular context has changed. The results of these comparisons provide a context code propagated by the ...

        Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

        by Abraham Rees

        the place where Drusus opened a canal for discharging the waters of the Rhine into the Issel.—C. julia, a town of Spain, placed by Pliny in Lusitania.-C. Lapidariorum, a place of Egypt, in the Thebaide.—C. Manuaria, a town of Spain.

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        Usage statistics about place

        The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

        Usage statistics for the noun place:

        spoken English44.89%written English55.11% conversational speech43.37%task-oriented speech56.63% imaginative writing55.13%informational writing44.87%

        Usage statistics for the verb place:

        spoken English19.31%written English80.69%

        Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun place:

        piazzaplazasteadberthspotseatpoststationspacepropertysituationpositionofficehomeplace

        Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb place:

        poserangeinvestlocatedirectcommitorderaimlayidentifypointplacesendsetput

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        Quotes about Place

        There is no shortage

        Of places for lonely people.


        Any place

        Can be a place

        For lonely people.


        Unfortunately Some lonely people

        Can

        Come to a rollicking place

        And clear it

        And make it

        A place for lonely people. (Lonely People Champion)
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        Scrabble value of P3L1A1C3E1

        The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

        Anagrams of PLACE

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