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place

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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2 a building, room, or suite of rooms occupied by a service business
  • we're going to our favorite place to eat

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3 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay
  • a friend got her a place in a department store's clothing department

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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

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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

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7 the placement of someone or something in relation to others in a vertical arrangement
  • came in fourth place in the marathon

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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

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9 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking
  • well, in the first place, you shouldn't even be here

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place

verb

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1 to arrange something in a certain spot or position
  • he carefully placed the flowers in a vase

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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

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4 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes
  • placed second in the competition

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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

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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

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7 to provide with a paying job
  • most of the trainees at the TV station are placed in clerical positions

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The first known use of place was in the 13th century

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“Place.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/place. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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