place·​less | \ ˈplās-ləs How to pronounce placeless (audio) \

Definition of placeless

1 : lacking a fixed location
2 : indistinguishable from other such places in appearance or character a placeless parking complex— T. J. Jablonsky

Other Words from placeless

placelessly adverb
placelessness noun

Examples of placeless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His placelessness gave him the same advantageous allure of other placeless stars. New York Times, 7 Jan. 2022 Often in the white literary imagination, the Black-white mixed woman is placeless and without people. Brittany Luse, Vulture, 18 Oct. 2021 The reality is that such beans are sold into the anonymity of a commodity market designed to make uniform products for placeless destinations. New York Times, 11 Aug. 2021 According to The New York Daily News, the city is in the process of relocating other unhoused people, many with disabilities, from a Midtown shelter in order to make room for the newly placeless former residents of the Upper West Side. Apoorva Tadepalli, The New Republic, 14 Sep. 2020 Hong Kong was always placeless, international, in flux, a portal to the world. Mary Hui, Quartz, 11 June 2020 Although his career-long north star has been pleasantly placeless pop, Timberlake is a Memphis native. Daniel D'addario, Time, 2 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of placeless

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Placeless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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