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place

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of place

  1. 1 the area or space occupied by or intended for something <the place chosen for the picnic> <there's the place where I left my umbrella> Synonyms emplacement, locale, locality, location, locus, point, position, site, spot, venue, where Related Words scene; precinct, region, section, sector; here, there

  2. 2 a building, room, or suite of rooms occupied by a service business <we're going to our favorite place to eat> Synonyms establishment, joint, parlor, salon Related Words spot, station; facility, installation; club, house; den, dive, hole

  3. 3 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay <a friend got her a place in a department store's clothing department> Synonyms appointment, berth, billet, capacity, connection, function, job, position, post, situationRelated Words business, employ, employment, occupation, profession; work; office, spot; calling, pursuit, trade, vocation; line, racket; engagement, gig; livelihood, living; career, lifework, practice (also practise); duty, mission, posting, service, taskNear Antonyms avocation; joblessness, unemployment

  4. 4 an extent or area available for or used up by some activity or thing <let's make a place around our campfire for the newest member of our group> Synonyms elbow room, room, space, wayRelated Words capacity, compass, range, scope; berth, clearance, freedom, latitude, leeway, play

  5. 5 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists <knew his place in the organization> Synonyms business, capacity, function, job, part, role, position, purpose, task, workRelated Words affair, concern, hand, involvement, participation; niche, office, post, situation; calling, occupation, pursuit, vocation; activity, assignment, charge, commission, duty, employ, mission, responsibility, service, use

  6. 6 the place where one lives <they have a nice little place in the country> Synonyms abode, diggings, domicile, dwelling, fireside, habitation, hearth, hearthstone, house, lodging, pad, home, quarters, residence, roofRelated Words accommodations, housing, nest, residency, shelter; bungalow, cabin, casita, chalet, cottage; duplex, ranch, ranch house, saltbox, semi [chiefly British], split level, townhome, town house, tract house, triplex; apartment, apartment house, condominium, flat, tenement, tenement house, walk-up; penthouse, salon, suite; barracks, billet, boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, lodging house, lodgment (or lodgement), room(s), rooming house; castle, château, countryseat, estate, hall, manor, manor house, mansion, palace, villa; farmhouse, grange, hacienda, homestead; double-wide, houseboat, house trailer, mobile home, motor home, recreational vehicle, trailer; hermitage, manse, parsonage, rectory, vicarage; hooch (or hootch) [slang], hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty

  7. 7 the placement of someone or something in relation to others in a vertical arrangement <came in fourth place in the marathon> Synonyms degree, echelon, footing, level, rank, position, ranking, reach(es), rung, situation, standing, station, status, stratumRelated Words condition, estate, order, walk; capacity, function; rating

  8. 8 a situation or activity for which a person or thing is best suited <with skills largely limited to those honed from endless hours of video games, he was having a hard time finding a place in the business world> Synonyms groove, niche, slotRelated Words appointment, berth, billet, capacity, function, job, position, post; rank, standing, station, status; forte, long suit, métier (also metier), speciality, specialty, strong suit, thing

  9. 9 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking <well, in the first place, you shouldn't even be here> Synonyms chapter, cut, grade, inch, notch, peg, phase, degree, point, stage, stepRelated Words angle, aspect, facet, side; amount, measure, plane; decrement, increment




place

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of place

  1. 1 to arrange something in a certain spot or position <he carefully placed the flowers in a vase> Synonyms depose, deposit, dispose, emplace, fix, lay, position, put, set, set up, situate, stick Related Words move, rearrange, reorder, shift; orient; establish, locate, plant, settle; clap, flop, plank, plop, plump, plunk (or plonk), plunk down, slap; ensconce, niche; assemble, collect; carry; berth, park; affix, anchor, lock, lodge, wedge; array, lay out, line up, queue, rank; set down Near Antonyms relocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant

  2. 2 to arrange or assign according to type <I'd place those cyclists in the advanced group for the training ride> Synonyms assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, classify, range, rank, relegate, separate, sort, typeRelated Words array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog (or catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorizeNear Antonyms confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype

  3. 3 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement <I'd place that as roughly the third largest house in the neighborhood> Synonyms calculate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge (also gage), guess, judge, make, estimate, put, reckon, supposeRelated Words conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understandNear Antonyms calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out

  4. 4 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes <placed second in the competition> Synonyms be, grade, rank, rate, standRelated Words seed; count; categorize, class, classify, codify, compartmentalize, group, separate, set, sort; install, instate

  5. 5 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty <placed the recent college grad in the company's research and development division> Synonyms assign, attach, commission, constitute, designate, detail, name, nominate, appointRelated Words authorize, delegate, depute, deputize; anoint, consecrate, create, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, invest, make, ordain; crown, enthrone, throne; choose, destine, draft, elect, handpick, select, single (out), vote (in)Near Antonyms blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseatAntonyms discharge, dismiss, expel, fire

  6. 6 to present or bring forward for discussion <once again the issue of recurrent vandalism at the high school was placed before the town council> Synonyms bring up, broach, moot, introduce, raiseRelated Words allude (to), cite, mention, name, refer (to); offer, propose, suggest; air, express, speak (of), talk (about), vent, ventilate; interject, interrupt; debate, discuss, thrash (out or over)Near Antonyms censor, hush (up), quiet, silence, suppress

  7. 7 to provide with a paying job <most of the trainees at the TV station are placed in clerical positions> Synonyms assume, engage, fee [chiefly Scottish], hire, lay on [chiefly British], pay, employ, recruit, retain, sign (up or on), take onRelated Words reemploy, reengage, rehire; apprentice, contract, job, partner, subcontract; enlist; advance, promote, upgrade; keep (on); headhunt, scoutNear Antonyms furlough, lay off, lock outAntonyms ax (or axe), can, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack




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