1. [ verb ] put into a certain place or abstract location
Synonyms: put set lay deposit situate position posit pose fix

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Related terms: put move install settle arrange lay park seat insert plant replace misplace throw set_down lean sow superimpose bury space deposit stick stand recess clap position cock throw juxtapose glycerolize marshal misplace butt ensconce rest poise docket set_down pillow ground plant stratify nestle bottle emplace barrel bucket recline middle sign repose intersperse parallelize postpose pile reposition superpose tee prepose load perch cram trench coffin rack_up upend pigeonhole ladle underlay appose bed siphon set emplace ship step jar shelve imbricate raise assemble arrange postpone lay put_on communicate replace range land post drop imprison ensnare rig set_back disembark topographic_point position space set setting
2. [ verb ] put into a certain place or abstract location
Synonyms: put set lay position pose

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Related terms: move situate install settle arrange park lay seat plant replace misplace throw lean set_down sow superimpose space cock recess stand clap position stick throw juxtapose marshal set_down ground butt pillow docket ensconce poise rest misplace glycerolize stow pitch middle sign prepose postpose parallelize reposition barrel pile tee superpose bucket bottle coffin rack_up perch load bed cram trench appose jar shelve upend set ladle pigeonhole siphon repose intersperse raise assemble assemble arrange postpone postpone lay put_on communicate replace range range land post drop imprison ensnare rig set_back disembark set_back
3. [ noun ] a point located with respect to surface features of some region
Synonyms: spot topographic_point

"this is a nice place for a picnic"

Related terms: point crown peak tomb hiding_place target high junction stop confluence nesting_place end birthplace rendezvous service_area solitude showplace scour pool mecca holy_place parhelion hole-in-the-wall facula sunspot facula overlook polling_place set
4. [ noun ] (geography) any area set aside for a particular purpose
Synonyms: property

"who owns this place?" "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"

Related terms: geographical_area center sanctuary hatchery locate
5. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: cognition
6. [ noun ] (geography) a general vicinity

"He comes from a place near Chicago"

Related terms: vicinity
7. [ verb ] place somebody in a particular situation or location

: "he was placed on probation"

Related terms: delegate
8. [ noun ] the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another
Synonyms: stead lieu position

: "can you go in my stead?" "took his place" "in lieu of"

Related terms: function behalf
9. [ verb ] assign a rank or rating to
Synonyms: rate grade rank order range

"how would you rank these students?" "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

Related terms: judge downgrade upgrade subordinate reorder sequence shortlist superordinate prioritize seed order rank order gradation grader gradation
10. [ noun ] a particular situation
Synonyms: shoes

: "If you were in my place what would you do?"

Related terms: situation
11. [ noun ] where you live at a particular time
Synonyms: home

"deliver the package to my home" "he doesn't have a home to go to" "your place or mine?"

Related terms: residence home_away_from_home
12. [ noun ] (work) a job in an organization
Synonyms: position post berth spot billet office situation slot

"he occupied a post in the treasury"

Related terms: occupation job legation professorship apprenticeship academicianship bishopry chairmanship chaplaincy attorneyship clerkship comptrollership bailiffship admiralty discipleship chancellorship foremanship chieftaincy headship commandership internship consulship legislatorship controllership cadetship ambassadorship curacy accountantship counselorship messiahship prelacy editorship eldership emirate protectorship generalship governorship headship solicitorship incumbency inspectorship instructorship tribuneship judgship lectureship fatherhood khanate librarianship lieutenancy councillorship caliphate marshalship mastership mayoralty moderatorship curatorship overlordship pastorship custodianship captainship praetorship precentorship deanship premiership presidency primateship principalship priorship proconsulship proctorship preceptorship prefecture receivership regency rulership secretaryship senatorship sinecure directorship speakership stewardship studentship teachership thaneship throne treasurership cardinalship viceroyship viziership wardenship wardership hot_seat apostleship fatherhood managership manhood peasanthood public_office residency sainthood womanhood magistracy station officiate post
13. [ verb ] to arrange for

"place a phone call", "place a bet"

Related terms: order
14. [ verb ] assign a location to
Synonyms: locate site

"The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"

Related terms: station location site placement location
15. [ verb ] take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal
Synonyms: come_out come_in

"Jerry came in third in the Marathon"

Related terms: rank
16. [ noun ] the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object
Synonyms: position

: "he put the lamp back in its place"

Related terms: point site right left front back post polls stand landmark site pitch setting lead station pride_of_place pole_position lie juxtaposition vantage half-mast anomaly situate left right
17. [ noun ] proper or designated social situation
Synonyms: station

: "he overstepped his place" "the responsibilities of a man in his station" "married above her station"

Related terms: social_station niche
18. [ verb ] recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
Synonyms: identify

"She identified the man on the "wanted" poster"

Related terms: determine distinguish identity identification
19. [ noun ] (fine art,writing) the passage that is being read

"he lost his place on the page"

Related terms: passage
20. [ verb ] intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
Synonyms: direct aim point target

"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face" "criticism directed at her superior" "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

Related terms: aim address range_in topographic_point prey
21. [ noun ] a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
Synonyms: seat

"he booked their seats in advance" "he sat in someone else's place"

Related terms: space perch airplane dramaturgy seat seat seat
22. [ noun ] proper or appropriate position or location

"a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"

Related terms: condition
23. [ noun ] a blank area
Synonyms: space blank_space

"write your name in the space provided"

Related terms: area margin indentation form
24. [ verb ] estimate
Synonyms: put set

: "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

Related terms: estimate
25. [ noun ] (geography) a public square with room for pedestrians
Synonyms: piazza plaza

"they met at Elm Plaza" "Grosvenor Place"

Related terms: public_square
26. [ verb ] (theater) locate
Synonyms: set localise localize

"The film is set in Africa"

Related terms: stage topographic_point venue set
27. [ noun ] an item on a list or in a sequence
Synonyms: position

"in the second place" "moved from third to fifth position"

Related terms: item preposition postposition
28. [ noun ] (horse racing) 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"

Related terms: cognition finish layer
29. [ verb ] assign to (a job or a home)
Related terms: delegate displace position
30. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4438
31. [ verb ] (sport) finish second or better in a horse or dog race

"he bet $2 on number six to place"

Related terms: race
32. [ verb ] identify the location or place of
Synonyms: localise localize

"We localized the source of the infection"

Related terms: situate placement localization
33. [ verb ] (stock exchange) make an investment
Synonyms: put invest commit

"Put money into bonds"

Related terms: divest spend fund speculate tie_up roll_over shelter buy_into investing investor commitment
34. [ verb ] assign to a station
Synonyms: send station post base
Related terms: move locate garrison fort position post station
35. [ verb ] (music) sing a note with the correct pitch
Related terms: sing
Similar spelling:   ploce