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English noun: place

1. place (location) a point located with respect to surface features of some region


SamplesThis is a nice place for a picnic.
A bright spot on a planet.


Synonymsspot, topographic point


Broader (hypernym)point


Narrower (hyponym)birthplace, crest, crown, end, grave, heights, hiding place, high, hole-in-the-wall, holy, holy place, junction, mecca, nesting place, overlook, peak, place of birth, polling place, polling station, pool, puddle, rendezvous, sanctum, scour, service area, showplace, solitude, stop, summit, target, target area, tip, tomb, top, zone

2. place (location) any area set aside for a particular purpose


SamplesWho owns this place?.
The president was concerned about the property across from the White House.


Synonymsproperty


Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region


Narrower (hyponym)boatyard, center, centre, colony, hatchery, sanctuary

3. place (cognition) an abstract mental location


SamplesHe has a special place in my thoughts.
A place in my heart.
A political system with no place for the less prominent groups.


Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis


Narrower (hyponym)layer, level, stratum

4. place (location) a general vicinity


SamplesHe comes from a place near Chicago.


Broader (hypernym)locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity

5. place (act) the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another


SamplesCan you go in my stead?.
Took his place.
In lieu of.


Synonymslieu, position, stead


Broader (hypernym)function, office, part, role


Narrower (hyponym)behalf

6. place (state) a particular situation


SamplesIf you were in my place what would you do?.


Synonymsshoes


Broader (hypernym)position, situation

7. place (location) where you live at a particular time


SamplesDeliver the package to my home.
He doesn't have a home to go to.
Your place or mine?.


Synonymshome


Broader (hypernym)abode, residence


Narrower (hyponym)home away from home, home from home

8. place (act) a job in an organization


SamplesHe occupied a post in the treasury.


Synonymsberth, billet, office, position, post, situation, spot


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation


Narrower (hyponym)academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, associateship, attorneyship, bailiffship, baronetage, bishopry, cadetship, caliphate, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, chair, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanery, deanship, directorship, discipleship, editorship, eldership, emirate, episcopate, fatherhood, fatherhood, feudal lordship, foremanship, generalcy, generalship, governorship, headship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature, managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship, moderatorship, overlordship, pastorate, pastorship, peasanthood, plum, praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship, proconsulate, proconsulship, proctorship, professorship, protectorship, public office, rabbinate, receivership, rectorate, rectorship, regency, residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, seigneury, seigniory, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship, studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship, trusteeship, vice-presidency, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship, wardership, womanhood

9. place (location) the particular portion of space occupied by something


SamplesHe put the lamp back in its place.


Synonymsposition


Broader (hypernym)point


Narrower (hyponym)anomaly, back, front, half-mast, half-staff, juxtaposition, landmark, lead, left, lie, pitch, pole position, polls, post, pride of place, rear, right, setting, site, situation, stand, station, station, vantage, wing


Attributeleft, right

10. place (state) proper or designated social situation


SamplesHe overstepped his place.
The responsibilities of a man in his station.
Married above her station.


Synonymsstation


Broader (hypernym)rank, social rank, social station, social status


Narrower (hyponym)niche

11. place (location) a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)


SamplesHe booked their seats in advance.
He sat in someone else's place.


Synonymsseat


Broader (hypernym)space


Narrower (hyponym)perch


Domain categoryaeroplane, airplane, dramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, plane, theater, theatre

12. place (communication) the passage that is being read


SamplesHe lost his place on the page.


Broader (hypernym)passage

13. place (state) proper or appropriate position or location


SamplesA woman's place is no longer in the kitchen.


Broader (hypernym)condition, status

14. place (location) a public square with room for pedestrians


SamplesThey met at Elm Plaza.
Grosvenor Place.


Synonymspiazza, plaza


Broader (hypernym)public square, square

15. place (communication) an item on a list or in a sequence


SamplesIn the second place.
Moved from third to fifth position.


Synonymsposition


Broader (hypernym)item, point


Narrower (hyponym)postposition, preposition

16. place (communication) a blank area


SamplesWrite your name in the space provided.


Synonymsblank space, space


Broader (hypernym)area, expanse, surface area


Narrower (hyponym)indent, indentation, indention, indenture, margin


Part meronymform


English verb: place

1. place (contact) put into a certain place or abstract location


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


ExamplesThey place the bags on the table


Synonymslay, pose, position, put, set


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)appose, arrange, barrel, bed, bottle, bucket, butt, clap, cock, coffin, cram, deposit, dispose, docket, emplace, emplace, enclose, ensconce, fix, glycerolise, glycerolize, ground, imbricate, inclose, insert, instal, install, intersperse, introduce, jar, juxtapose, ladle, lay, lay over, lean, load, lose, marshal, middle, mislay, misplace, misplace, nestle, parallelize, park, perch, pigeonhole, pile, pillow, place down, place upright, plant, plant, poise, posit, position, postpose, prepose, put back, put down, put down, put in, put in, rack up, recess, recline, replace, repose, repose, reposition, rest, rest, seat, seat, seat, seed, set, set, set down, set down, set up, set up, settle, settle, settle down, shelve, ship, sign, siphon, sit, sit down, situate, snuggle, sow, space, stand, stand up, step, stick in, stratify, superimpose, superpose, superpose, tee, tee up, throw, throw, thrust, trench, underlay, upend

2. place (social) place somebody in a particular situation or location


SamplesHe was placed on probation.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate

3. place (cognition) assign a rank or rating to


SamplesHow would you rank these students?.
The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide.


Synonymsgrade, order, range, rank, rate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)downgrade, prioritise, prioritize, reorder, seed, sequence, shortlist, subordinate, superordinate, upgrade

4. place (possession) assign a location to


SamplesThe company located some of their agents in Los Angeles.


Synonymslocate, site


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)place, post, send, station

5. place (communication) to arrange for


SamplesPlace a phone call.
Place a bet.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)order

6. place (cognition) take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal


SamplesJerry came in third in the Marathon.


Synonymscome in, come out


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)rank

7. place (competition) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal


SamplesHe aimed his fists towards his opponent's face.
Criticism directed at her superior.
Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself.


Synonymsaim, direct, point, target


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)aim, direct, take, take aim, train


Narrower (hyponym)address, home in, range in, zero in

8. place (cognition) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something


SamplesShe identified the man on the 'wanted' poster.


Synonymsidentify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)determine, set


Narrower (hyponym)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart

9. place (social) assign to (a job or a home)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate

10. place (creation) locate


SamplesThe film is set in Africa.


Synonymslocalise, localize, set


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)present, represent, stage

11. place (cognition) estimate


SamplesWe put the time of arrival at 8 P.M..


Synonymsput, set


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge

12. place (stative) identify the location or place of


SamplesWe localized the source of the infection.


Synonymslocalise, localize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)locate, situate

13. place (possession) make an investment


SamplesPut money into bonds.


Synonymscommit, invest, put


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend


Narrower (hyponym)buy into, fund, job, roll over, shelter, speculate, tie up


Antonymsdisinvest, divest

14. place (competition) assign to a station


Synonymspost, send, station


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)fort, garrison, locate, place, site

15. place (competition) finish second or better in a horse or dog race


SamplesHe bet $2 on number six to place.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)race, run

16. place (communication) sing a note with the correct pitch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sing









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