place

[ pleys ]
/ pleɪs /

noun

verb (used with object), placed, plac·ing.

verb (used without object), placed, plac·ing.

Sports.
  1. to finish among the first three competitors in a race.
  2. to finish second in a horse race, harness race, etc.
to earn a specified standing with relation to others, as in an examination, competition, etc.: He placed fifth in a graduation class of 90.

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Idioms for place

Origin of place

before 950; (noun) Middle English, conflation of Old English plæce and Middle French place, both < Latin platea, variant of platēa street, courtyard, area < Greek plateîa broad street, noun use of feminine of platýs broad, flat1; (v.) late Middle English, derivative of the noun; see platy-

SYNONYMS FOR place

11 charge, responsibility.
14 section, sector.
30 situate, station. See put.
32 locate, set, deposit, lay, seat.
35 hire.

OTHER WORDS FROM place

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British Dictionary definitions for in place (1 of 2)

place
/ (pleɪs) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Word Origin for place

C13: via Old French from Latin platēa courtyard, from Greek plateia, from platus broad; compare French plat flat

British Dictionary definitions for in place (2 of 2)

Place
/ (pleɪs) /

noun

Francis. 1771–1854, British radical, who campaigned for the repeal (1824) of the Combination Acts, which forbade the forming of trade unions, and for parliamentary reform
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Idioms and Phrases with in place (1 of 2)

in place

1

In the appropriate or usual position or order. For example, With everything in place, she started the slide show. [Mid-1500s] Also see put someone in his or her place.

2

In the same spot, without advancing or retreating, as in While marching in place, the band played six more numbers.

Idioms and Phrases with in place (2 of 2)

place

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