in (someone's or something's) place

Definition of in (someone's or something's) place

  1. :  as a substitute or replacement for (someone or something) The prince ruled the kingdom in his father's place. She couldn't attend the meeting, so she sent her secretary in her place. If you don't have milk, you can use water in its place.

Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

placeplay
  1. :  physical environment :  space

    :  a way for admission or transit

    :  physical surroundings :  atmosphere

  1. :  to put in or as if in a particular place or position :  set

    :  to present for consideration

    :  to put in a particular state


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