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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A particular portion of space of indefinite extent, occupied or intended to be occupied by any person or thing, and considered as the space where a person or thing does or may rest or has rested, as distinct from space in general.
Look from the place where thou art. Genesis 13.
The place where thou standest is holy ground. Exodus 3.
Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours. .11.
David's place was empty. 2 Samuel 20.
2. Any portion of space, as distinct from space in general.
Enlargement and deliverance shall arise to the Jews from another place. ESther 4.
3. Local existence.
From whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. Revelation 20.
4. Separate room or apartment.
His catalogue had an especial place for sequestered divines.
5. Seat; residence; mansion.
The Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. John 11.
6. A portion or passage of writing or of a book.
The place of the Scripture which he read was this. Acts 8.
7. Point or degree in order of proceeding; as in the first place; in the second place; in the last place. Hence,
8. Rank; order of priority, dignity or importance. He holds the first place in society, or in the affections of the people.
9. Office, employment; official station. The man has a place under the government.
Do you your office, or give up your place.
10. Ground; room.
There is no place of doubting but that it is the very same.
11. Station in life; calling; occupation; condition. All, in their several places, perform their duty.
12. A city, a town; a village. In what place does he reside? He arrived at this place in the mail coach. Genesis 18.
13. In military affairs, a fortified town or post; a fortress; a fort; as a strong place; a place easily defended. The place was taken by assault.
14. A country; a kingdom. England is the place of his birth.
15. Space in general.
But she all place within herself confines.
16. Room; stead; with the sense of substitution.
And Joseph said unto them, fear not; for am I in the place of God? Genesis 1.
17. Room; kind reception.
My word hath no place in you. John 8.
18. The place of the moon, in astronomy,is the part of its orbit where it is found at any given time. The place of the sun or a star, is the sign and degree of the zodiac, in which it is at any given time, or the degree of the ecliptic, reckoning from the beginning of Aries, which the star's circle of longitude cuts, and therefore coincides with the longitude of the sun or star.
To take place, to come; to happen; to come into actual existence or operation; as when we say, this or that event will or will not take place. The perfect exemption of man from calamity can never take place in this state of existence.
1. To take the precedence or priority.
take the place, but sometimes to take place, omitting the article, is to occupy the place or station of another.
To have place, to have a station, room or seat. Such desires can have no place in a good heart.
1. To have actual existence.
To give place, to make room or way. Give place to your superiors.
1. To give room; to give advantage; to yield to the influence of; to listen to.
Neither give place to the devil. Ephesians 4.
2. To give way; to yield to and suffer to pass away.
High place, in Scripture, a mount on which sacrifices were offered.
PLACE, v.t. To put or set in a particular part of space, or in a particular part of the earth, or in something on its surface; to locate; as, to place a house by the side of a stream; to place a book on a shelf; to place a body of cavalry on each flank of any army.
1. To appoint, set, induct or establish in an office.
Thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, etc. Exodus 18.
It is a high moral duty of sovereigns and supreme magistrates and councils, to place in office men of unquestionable virtue and talents.
2. To put or set in any particular rank, state or condition. Some men are placed in a condition of rank and opulence, others are placed in low or narrow circumstances; but in whatever sphere men are placed, contentment will insure to them a large portion of happiness.
3. To set; to fix; as, to place one's affections on an object; to place confidence in a friend.
4. To put; to invest; as, to place money in the funds or in a bank.
5. To put out at interest; to lend; as, to place money in good hands or in good security.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet" [syn: topographic point, place, spot]
2: any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House" [syn: place, property]
3: an abstract mental location; "he has a special place in my thoughts"; "a place in my heart"; "a political system with no place for the less prominent groups"
4: a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"
5: the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of" [syn: stead, position, place, lieu]
6: a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?" [syn: place, shoes]
7: where you live at a particular time; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?" [syn: home, place]
8: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation]
9: the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place" [syn: position, place]
10: proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station" [syn: place, station]
11: a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place" [syn: seat, place]
12: the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the page"
13: proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"
14: a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place" [syn: plaza, place, piazza]
15: an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position" [syn: place, position]
16: a blank area; "write your name in the space provided" [syn: space, blank space, place] v
1: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point" [syn: put, set, place, pose, position, lay]
2: place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was placed on probation"
3: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide" [syn: rate, rank, range, order, grade, place]
4: assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles" [syn: locate, place, site]
5: to arrange for; "place a phone call"; "place a bet"
6: take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; "Jerry came in third in the Marathon" [syn: place, come in, come out]
7: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself" [syn: target, aim, place, direct, point]
8: recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster" [syn: identify, place]
9: assign to (a job or a home)
10: locate; "The film is set in Africa" [syn: set, localize, localise, place]
11: estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." [syn: place, put, set]
12: identify the location or place of; "We localized the source of the infection" [syn: place, localize, localise]
13: make an investment; "Put money into bonds" [syn: invest, put, commit, place] [ant: disinvest, divest]
14: assign to a station [syn: station, post, send, place]
15: finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place"
16: sing a note with the correct pitch

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, open space, from Latin platea broad street, from Greek plateia (hodos), from feminine of platys broad, flat; akin to Sanskrit p?thu broad, Latin planta sole of the foot Date: 13th century 1. a. physical environment ; space b. a way for admission or transit c. physical surroundings ; atmosphere 2. a. an indefinite region or expanse <all over the place> b. a building or locality used for a special purpose <a place of learning> <a fine eating place> c. archaic the three-dimensional compass of a material object 3. a. a particular region, center of population, or location <a nice place to visit> b. a building, part of a building, or area occupied as a home <our summer place> 4. a particular part of a surface or body ; spot 5. relative position in a scale or series: as a. position in a social scale <kept them in their place> b. a step in a sequence <in the first place, it's none of your business> c. a position at the conclusion of a competition <finished in last place> 6. a. a proper or designated niche or setting <the place of education in society> b. an appropriate moment or point <this is not the place to discuss compensation Robert Moses> c. a distinct condition, position, or state of mind <the postfeminist generation is in a different place Betty Friedan> 7. a. an available seat or accommodation <needs a place to stay> b. an empty or vacated position <new ones will take their place> 8. the position of a figure in relation to others of a row or series; especially the position of a digit within a numeral 9. a. remunerative employment ; job b. prestige accorded to one of high rank ; status <an endless quest for preferment and place Time> 10. a public square ; plaza 11. a small street or court 12. second place at the finish (as of a horse race) II. verb (placed; placing) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to put in or as if in a particular place or position ; set b. to present for consideration <a question placed before the group> c. to put in a particular state <place a performer under contract> d. to direct to a desired spot e. to cause (the voice) to produce free and well resonated singing or speaking tones 2. a. to assign to a position in a series or category ; rank b. estimate <placed the value of the estate too high> c. to identify by connecting with an associated context <couldn't quite place her face> <police placed them at the crime scene> 3. to distribute in an orderly manner ; arrange 4. to appoint to a position 5. to find a place (as a home or employment) for 6. a. to give (an order) to a supplier b. to give an order for <place a bet> c. to try to establish a connection for <place a telephone call> intransitive verb to earn a given spot in a competition; specifically to come in second (as in a horse race) placeable adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a a particular portion of space. b a portion of space occupied by a person or thing (it has changed its place). c a proper or natural position (he is out of his place; take your places). 2 a city, town, village, etc. (was born in this place). 3 a residence; a dwelling (has a place in the country; come round to my place). 4 a a group of houses in a town etc., esp. a square. b a country house with its surroundings. 5 a person's rank or status (know their place; a place in history). 6 a space, esp. a seat, for a person (two places in the coach). 7 a building or area for a specific purpose (place of worship; bathing-place). 8 a a point reached in a book etc. (lost my place). b a passage in a book. 9 a particular spot on a surface, esp. of the skin (a sore place on his wrist). 10 a employment or office, esp. government employment (lost his place at the Ministry). b the duties or entitlements of office etc. (is his place to hire staff). 11 a position as a member of a team, a student in a college, etc. 12 Brit. any of the first three or sometimes four positions in a race, esp. other than the winner (backed it for a place). 13 the position of a figure in a series indicated in decimal or similar notation (calculated to 50 decimal places). --v.tr. 1 put (a thing etc.) in a particular place or state; arrange. 2 identify, classify, or remember correctly (cannot place him). 3 assign to a particular place; locate. 4 a appoint (a person, esp. a member of the clergy) to a post. b find a situation, living, etc. for. c (usu. foll. by with) consign to a person's care etc. (placed her with her aunt). 5 assign rank, importance, or worth to (place him among the best teachers). 6 a dispose of (goods) to a customer. b make (an order for goods etc.). 7 (often foll. by in, on, etc.) have (confidence etc.). 8 invest (money). 9 Brit. state the position of (any of the first three or sometimes four runners) in a race. 10 tr. (as placed adj.) a Brit. among the first three or sometimes four in a race. b US second in a race. 11 Football get (a goal) by a place-kick. Phrases and idioms: all over the place in disorder; chaotic. give place to 1 make room for. 2 yield precedence to. 3 be succeeded by. go places colloq. be successful. in place in the right position; suitable. in place of in exchange for; instead of. in places at some places or in some parts, but not others. keep a person in his or her place suppress a person's pretensions. out of place 1 in the wrong position. 2 unsuitable. place-bet 1 Brit. a bet on a horse to come first, second, third, or sometimes fourth in a race. 2 US a bet on a horse to come second. place-brick an imperfectly burnt brick from the windward side of the kiln. place card a card marking a person's place at a table etc. place in the sun a favourable situation, position, etc. place-kick Football a kick made when the ball is previously placed on the ground. place-mat a small mat on a table underneath a person's plate. place-name the name of a town, village, hill, field, lake, etc. place-setting a set of plates, cutlery, etc. for one person at a meal. put oneself in another's place imagine oneself in another's position. put a person in his or her place deflate or humiliate a person. take place occur. take one's place go to one's correct position, be seated, etc. take the place of be substituted for; replace. Derivatives: placeless adj. placement n. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L platea f. Gk plateia (hodos) broad (way)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Place Place, v. t. 1. (Racing) To determine or announce the place of at the finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three horses are placed officially. 2. (Rugby Football) To place-kick ( a goal).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Place Place, n. (Racing) The position of first, second, or third at the finish, esp. the second position. In betting, to win a bet on a horse for place it must, in the United States, finish first or second, in England, usually, first, second, or third.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Place Place, n. [F., fr. L. platea a street, an area, a courtyard, from Gr. platei^a a street, properly fem. of platy`s, flat, broad; akin to Skr. p[.r]thu, Lith. platus. Cf. Flawn, Piazza, Plate, Plaza.] 1. Any portion of space regarded as measured off or distinct from all other space, or appropriated to some definite object or use; position; ground; site; spot; rarely, unbounded space. Here is the place appointed. --Shak. What place can be for us Within heaven's bound? --Milton. The word place has sometimes a more confused sense, and stands for that space which any body takes up; and so the universe is a place. --Locke. 2. A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end. ``Hangman boys in the market place.'' --Shak. 3. A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a mansion; a village, town, or city; a fortified town or post; a stronghold; a region or country. Are you native of this place? --Shak. 4. Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling. ``The enervating magic of place.'' --Hawthorne. Men in great place are thrice servants. --Bacon. I know my place as I would they should do theirs. --Shak. 5. Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied). ``In place of Lord Bassanio.'' --Shak. 6. A definite position or passage of a document. The place of the scripture which he read was this. --Acts viii. 32. 7. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as, he said in the first place. 8. Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for. My word hath no place in you. --John viii. 37. 9. (Astron.) Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; -- usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude. Place of arms (Mil.), a place calculated for the rendezvous of men in arms, etc., as a fort which affords a safe retreat for hospitals, magazines, etc. --Wilhelm. High place (Script.), a mount on which sacrifices were offered. ``Him that offereth in the high place.'' --Jer. xlviii. 35. In place, in proper position; timely. Out of place, inappropriate; ill-timed; as, his remarks were out of place. Place kick (Football), the act of kicking the ball after it has been placed on the ground. Place name, the name of a place or locality. --London Academy. To give place, to make room; to yield; to give way; to give advantage. ``Neither give place to the devil.'' --Eph. iv. 27. ``Let all the rest give place.'' --Shak. To have place, to have a station, room, or seat; as, such desires can have no place in a good heart. To take place. (a) To come to pass; to occur; as, the ceremony will not take place. (b) To take precedence or priority. --Addison. (c) To take effect; to prevail. ``If your doctrine takes place.'' --Berkeley. ``But none of these excuses would take place.'' --Spenser. To take the place of, to be substituted for. Syn: Situation; seat; abode; position; locality; location; site; spot; office; employment; charge; function; trust; ground; room; stead.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Place Place, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placed; p. pr. & vb. n. Placing.] [Cf. F. placer. See Place, n.] 1. To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a particular place; to fix; to settle; to locate; as, to place a book on a shelf; to place balls in tennis. Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown. --Shak. 2. To put or set in a particular rank, office, or position; to surround with particular circumstances or relations in life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life; as, in whatever sphere one is placed. Place such over them to be rulers. --Ex. xviii. 21. 3. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank. 4. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend. ``My resolution 's placed.'' --Shak. 5. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down. Place it for her chief virtue. --Shak. To place (a person), to identify him. [Colloq. U.S.] Syn: See Put.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(places, placing, placed) Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. A place is any point, building, area, town, or country. ...Temple Mount, the place where the Temple actually stood. ...a list of museums and places of interest... We're going to a place called Mont-St-Jean. ...the opportunity to visit new places... The best place to catch fish on a canal is close to a lock... The pain is always in the same place. N-COUNT: usu with supp 2. You can use the place to refer to the point, building, area, town, or country that you have already mentioned. Except for the remarkably tidy kitchen, the place was a mess... N-SING: the N 3. You can refer to somewhere that provides a service, such as a hotel, restaurant, or institution, as a particular kind of place. He found a bed-and-breakfast place... My wife and I discovered some superb places to eat... N-COUNT: usu with supp 4. When something takes place, it happens, especially in a controlled or organized way. The discussion took place in a famous villa on the lake's shore... Elections will now take place on November the twenty-fifth. PHRASE: V inflects 5. Place can be used after 'any', 'no', 'some', or 'every' to mean 'anywhere', 'nowhere', 'somewhere', or 'everywhere'. (mainly AM INFORMAL) The poor guy obviously didn't have any place to go for Easter... N-SING: det N 6. If you go places, you visit pleasant or interesting places. (mainly AM) I don't have money to go places... ADV: ADV after v 7. You can refer to the position where something belongs, or where it is supposed to be, as its place. He returned the album to its place on the shelf... He returned to his place on the sofa. N-COUNT: poss N 8. A place is a seat or position that is available for someone to occupy. He walked back to the table and sat at the nearest of two empty places... N-COUNT: usu with supp 9. Someone's or something's place in a society, system, or situation is their position in relation to other people or things. ...the important place of Christianity in our national culture. N-COUNT: with poss 10. Your place in a race or competition is your position in relation to the other competitors. If you are in first place, you are ahead of all the other competitors. Jane's goals helped Britain win third place in the Barcelona games... N-COUNT: usu sing, usu ord N 11. If you get a place in a team, on a committee, or on a course of study, for example, you are accepted as a member of the team or committee or as a student on the course. I eventually got a place at York University... They should be in residential care but there are no places available... N-COUNT: usu with supp 12. A good place to do something in a situation or activity is a good time or stage at which to do it. It seemed an appropriate place to end somehow... This is not the place for a lengthy discussion. = time N-SING: with supp, oft N to-inf, N for n/-ing 13. Your place is the house or flat where you live. (INFORMAL) Let's all go back to my place!... He kept encouraging Rosie to find a place of her own. N-COUNT: usu sing, usu poss N 14. Your place in a book or speech is the point you have reached in reading the book or making the speech. He lost his place in his notes. N-COUNT: usu sing, usu poss N 15. If you say how many decimal places there are in a number, you are saying how many numbers there are to the right of the decimal point. A pocket calculator only works to eight decimal places. N-COUNT: usu num N 16. If you place something somewhere, you put it in a particular position, especially in a careful, firm, or deliberate way. Brand folded it in his handkerchief and placed it in the inside pocket of his jacket... Chairs were hastily placed in rows for the parents. VERB: V n prep/adv, V n prep/adv 17. To place a person or thing in a particular state means to cause them to be in it. Widespread protests have placed the President under serious pressure... The remaining 30 percent of each army will be placed under UN control. = put VERB: V n prep, be V-ed prep 18. You can use place instead of 'put' or 'lay' in certain expressions where the meaning is carried by the following noun. For example, if you place emphasis on something, you emphasize it, and if you place the blame on someone, you blame them. He placed great emphasis on the importance of family life and ties... His government is placing its faith in international diplomacy. = put VERB: V n on/upon n, V n in n 19. If you place someone or something in a particular class or group, you label or judge them in that way. The authorities have placed the drug in Class A, the same category as heroin and cocaine... = put VERB: V n prep 20. If a competitor is placed first, second, or last, for example, that is their position at the end of a race or competition. In American English, be placed often means 'finish in second position'. I had been placed 2nd and 3rd a few times but had never won... Second-placed Auxerre suffered a surprising 2-0 home defeat to Nantes. VERB: usu passive, be V-ed ord, ord V-ed 21. If you place an order for a product or for a meal, you ask for it to be sent or brought to you. It is a good idea to place your order well in advance... Before placing your order for a meal, study the menu. VERB: V n, V n for n 22. If you place an advertisement in a newspaper, you arrange for the advertisement to appear in the newspaper. They placed an advertisement in the local paper for a secretary. = put VERB: V n in n, also V n 23. If you place a telephone call to a particular place, you give the telephone operator the number of the person you want to speak to and ask them to connect you. I'd like to place an overseas call. VERB: V n 24. If you place a bet, you bet money on something. For this race, though, he had already placed a bet on one of the horses. VERB: V n on n, also V n 25. If an agency or organization places someone, it finds them a job or somewhere to live. In 1861, they managed to place fourteen women in paid positions in the colonies... In cases where it proves difficult to place a child, the reception centre provides long-term care. VERB: V n in n, V n 26. If you say that you cannot place someone, you mean that you recognize them but cannot remember exactly who they are or where you have met them before. It was a voice he recognized, though he could not immediately place it. VERB: V n 27. see also meeting place 28. If something is happening all over the place, it is happening in many different places. Businesses are closing down all over the place... PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR 29. If things are all over the place, they are spread over a very large area, usually in a disorganized way. Our fingerprints are probably all over the place... PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v 30. If you say that someone is all over the place, you mean that they are confused or disorganized, and unable to think clearly or act properly. (mainly BRIT) He was careful and diligent. I was all over the place. PHRASE: v-link PHR 31. If you change places with another person, you start being in their situation or role, and they start being in yours. When he has tried to identify all the items, you can change places, and he can test you... = swap PHRASE: V inflects, pl-n PHR, PHR with n 32. If you have been trying to understand something puzzling and then everything falls into place or clicks into place, you suddenly understand how different pieces of information are connected and everything becomes clearer. When the reasons behind the decision were explained, of course, it all fell into place... PHRASE: V inflects 33. If things fall into place, events happen naturally to produce a situation you want. Once the decision was made, things fell into place rapidly... PHRASE: V inflects 34. If you say that someone is going places, you mean that they are showing a lot of talent or ability and are likely to become very successful. You always knew Barbara was going places, she was different. PHRASE: V inflects, oft cont 35. People in high places are people who have powerful and influential positions in a government, society, or organization. He had friends in high places... PHRASE: usu n PHR 36. If something is in place, it is in its correct or usual position. If it is out of place, it is not in its correct or usual position. Geoff hastily pushed the drawer back into place... Not a strand of her golden hair was out of place. PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR 37. If something such as a law, a policy, or an administrative structure is in place, it is working or able to be used. Similar legislation is already in place in Wales... PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v 38. If one thing or person is used or does something in place of another, they replace the other thing or person. Cooked kidney beans can be used in place of French beans... PHRASE 39. If something has particular characteristics or features in places, it has them at several points within an area. The snow along the roadside was six feet deep in places... PHRASE: PHR with cl/group 40. If you say what you would have done in someone else's place, you say what you would have done if you had been in their situation and had been experiencing what they were experiencing. In her place I wouldn't have been able to resist it... What would you have done in my place, my dear? PHRASE 41. You say in the first place when you are talking about the beginning of a situation or about the situation as it was before a series of events. What brought you to Washington in the first place?... PHRASE: PHR after v 42. You say in the first place and in the second place to introduce the first and second in a series of points or reasons. In the first place can also be used to emphasize a very important point or reason. In the first place you are not old and in the second place you are a very attractive man... PHRASE: PHR with cl 43. If you say that it is not your place to do something, you mean that it is not right or appropriate for you to do it, or that it is not your responsibility to do it. He says that it is not his place to comment on government commitment to further funds... PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR to-inf 44. If someone or something seems out of place in a particular situation, they do not seem to belong there or to be suitable for that situation. I felt out of place in my suit and tie... PHRASE: v-link PHR 45. If you say that someone has found their place in the sun, you mean that they are in a job or a situation where they will be happy and have everything that they want. PHRASE: usu poss PHR 46. If you place one thing above, before, or over another, you think that the first thing is more important than the second and you show this in your behaviour. He continued to place security above all other objectives. = put PHRASE 47. If you put someone in their place, you show them that they are less important or clever than they think they are. In a few words she had put him in his place. PHRASE: V inflects 48. If you say that someone should be shown their place or be kept in their place, you are saying, often in a humorous way, that they should be made aware of their low status. ...an uppity publican who needs to be shown his place. PHRASE 49. If one thing takes second place to another, it is considered to be less important and is given less attention than the other thing. My personal life has had to take second place to my career. PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR to n 50. If one thing or person takes the place of another or takes another's place, they replace the other thing or person. Optimism was gradually taking the place of pessimism... He eventually took Charlie's place in a popular Latin band. PHRASE: V inflects 51. pride of place: see pride

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Place is used as part of the name of a square or short street in a town. ...15 Portland Place, London W1A 4DD. N-IN-NAMES

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

plas: Normally for maqom, Old Testament, and topos, New Testament, but in the King James Version "place" represents a great number of Hebrew and Greek words, often used with no difference in force (e.g. 2Ch 35:10,15). the Revised Version (British and American) has made few changes, but occasionally has attempted to specialize the meaning (Ge 40:13; Job 37:8; Ac 8:32; Jas 3:11, etc.).

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Area, courtyard, broad way, open space, square. 2. Situation, position, locality, location, station, spot, site. 3. Office, charge, function, employment, post, official station. 4. Rank, standing, grade, condition, occupation, calling. 5. Mansion, residence, abode, dwelling seat. 6. Town, village, city. 7. Stronghold, fortified post, fort, fortress. 8. Portion, passage, part, paragraph. 9. Point, degree in order. 10. Room, ground, occasion, reason, opportunity. 11. Room, stead. 12. Space. 13. Room, reception, acceptance, effect. 14. Rank, order of importance. II. v. a. 1. Put, set, station, lay, settle, deposit, commit, locate, seat, fix, establish, dispose, arrange. 2. Invest, put at interest, lend. 3. Appoint, set, induct, establish in office. 4. Set, fix. 5. Attribute, ascribe, impute.

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