take one's place

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take one's place

1 :to go to the location where one is supposed to sit, stand, etc.
  • The goalie took her place on the field.
  • The actors take their places on the stage and the curtain rises.
  • The senators gradually drifted in and took their places.
2 :to be thought of or considered as sharing a particular rank or status with others
  • The film will surely take its place among the greatest films of all time.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

place play
  1. : physical environment : space

  2. : a way for admission or transit

  3. : physical surroundings : atmosphere

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

  2. : to present for consideration

  3. : to put in a particular state


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