- the position of a figure in a series, as in decimal notation.
- Usually places. the figures of the series.
verb (used with object), placed, plac·ing.
verb (used without object), placed, plac·ing.
- to finish among the first three competitors in a race.
- to finish second in a horse race, harness race, etc.
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Idioms for place
- to give precedence or priority to: Any local ordinance must give place to federal law.
- to be succeeded or replaced by: Travel by trains has given place to travel by airplanes.
- in the correct or usual position or order: Dinner is ready and everything is in place.
- in the same spot, without advancing or retreating: Stand by your desk and jog in place for a few minutes of exercise.
- in the place or building that one already occupies: Residents were asked to shelter in place during the storm—evacuation was deemed too risky.Ninety percent of older adults would prefer to age in place, in their own homes and communities.
- not in the correct or usual position or order: The library books are all out of place.
- unsuitable to the circumstances or surroundings; inappropriate: He had always felt out of place in an academic environment. A green suit was out of place at the funeral.
Origin of place
OTHER WORDS FROM place
Example sentences from the Web for place
Now, the world of NFL pre-draft training was chaos, and Ed Wasielewski, Wright’s agent, scrambled to find another place to drill.For undrafted NFL rookies, the odds were even longer this year. Isaiah Wright made it anyway.|Sam Fortier|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“A big part of our strategy is to build housing, which we think will be in high demand not just for Amazon employees but for others who want to live in this reimagined and updated urban place with walkable amenities,” Kelly said.Amazon update: Second headquarters development and the area’s housing market|Michele Lerner|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
That would be the last place he would want to go in the middle of chaos and construction.A tiny owl was saved after getting stuck in the Rockefeller Center tree: ‘It’s the Christmas miracle of 2020’|Andrea Salcedo|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Those would be in place temporarily, pending additional mitigation from Boeing, she said.FAA lifts ban on Boeing 737 Max after crashes in 2018 and 2019 grounded the jet|Michael Laris, Lori Aratani, Ian Duncan|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
For more than a half-century, the magic of TV was that it was the easiest place for advertisers to reach the audiences they wanted — and at the scale they needed.OTT, CTV, linear TV and digital video: How video can be managed in one place|Samsung Ads|November 18, 2020|Digiday
British Dictionary definitions for place (1 of 2)
- an open square lined with houses of a similar type in a city or town
- (capital when part of a street name)Grosvenor Place
- a space or seat, as at a dining table
- (as modifier)place mat
- British the first, second, or third position at the finish
- US and Canadian the first or usually the second position at the finish
- (as modifier)a place bet
- (in the House of Commons) the House of Lords
- (in the House of Lords) the House of Commons
- to travel
- to become successful
- instead of; in lieu ofgo in place of my sister
- in exchange forhe gave her it in place of her ring
- (at Oxford University) Cambridge University
- (at Cambridge University) Oxford University
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for place
British Dictionary definitions for place (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with place
In addition to the idiom beginning with place
- place in the sun
- all over the place
- between a rock and a hard place
- fall in place
- friend in court (high places)
- go places
- have one's heart in the right place
- in place
- in someone's shoes (place)
- instead (in place) of
- in the first place
- jumping-off place
- know one's place
- out of place
- pride of place
- put someone in his or her place
- run in place
- take place
- take someone's place