placename

or place-name, place name

[ pleys-neym ]
/ ˈpleɪsˌneɪm /

noun

the name given to or held by a geographical location, as a town, city, village, etc.

Nearby words

  1. placeless,
  2. placeman,
  3. placemat,
  4. placement,
  5. placement test,
  6. placenta,
  7. placenta accreta,
  8. placenta circumvallata,
  9. placenta fenestrata,
  10. placenta increta

Origin of placename

First recorded in 1865–70; place + name

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British Dictionary definitions for place name

place name

noun

the name of a geographical location, such as a town or area
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