a blank area
"write your name in the space provided"
- blank space
an item on a list or in a sequence
"in the second place"
"moved from third to fifth position"
a public square with room for pedestrians
"they met at Elm Plaza"
proper or appropriate position or location
"a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"
the passage that is being read
"he lost his place on the page"
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"
proper or designated social situation
"he overstepped his place"
"the responsibilities of a man in his station"
"married above her station"
the particular portion of space occupied by something
"he put the lamp back in its place"
a job in an organization
"he occupied a post in the treasury"
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?"
a particular situation
"If you were in my place what would you do?"
the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
"can you go in my stead?"
"took his place"
"in lieu of"
a general vicinity
"He comes from a place near Chicago"
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"
any area set aside for a particular purpose
"who owns this place?"
"the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
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"
- topographic point
sing a note with the correct pitch
finish second or better in a horse or dog race
"he bet $2 on number six to place"
assign to a station
make an investment
"Put money into bonds"
identify the location or place of
"We localized the source of the infection"
"We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
"The film is set in Africa"
assign to (a job or a home)
recognize as being
establish the identity of someone or something
"She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
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"
take a place in a competition
often followed by an ordinal
"Jerry came in third in the Marathon"
- come in - come out
to arrange for
"place a phone call"
"place a bet"
assign a location to
"The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
assign a rank or rating to
"how would you rank these students?"
"The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
place somebody in a particular situation or location
"he was placed on probation"
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"