- the position of a figure in a series, as in decimal notation.
- Usually places. the figures of the series.
- to finish among the first three competitors in a race.
- to finish second in a horse race, harness race, etc.
Idioms about 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
How to use place in a sentence
Within the bottomless pit of content that is TikTok, there’s a place where ripped people in sports gear stretch, run, jump, and squat—and they want you to do it, too.
Apple’s new orange dot feature may now help warn users that such activity is taking place.iPhone’s new ‘orange dot’ feature warns you when an app is listening|Jeff|September 17, 2020|Fortune
Now, obviously there are some places that might be exceptions, like small farms.
The team wanted to learn about the ecological changes that take place when mangroves overtake a marsh.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them|Alison Pearce Stevens|September 17, 2020|Science News For Students
However, Terry — their now sole full-time bartender — tried to help keep the place afloat.
In 2014, 170,000 people came to Italy from places like Eritrea and Syria.
But there are a lot of women who go to these places and once they go to the inside, they find a lover.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
These “free” games display ads, often in obnoxious places, in lieu of the entry fee.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There are already places like this emerging around the country, and marketing themselves this way.
This suggests that places combining—but also maintaining—place and possibility have a lot to offer people.
Ripperda's eye fell upon the mantle,—it was discoloured a dark red in many places, he nodded his head, and the man withdrew.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The difficulty of educating handlers of bills in distant places as to American credits.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
The wheezy, crazy mechanism of the car went to bits in unexpected places.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Lamb with shaking fingers places the required amount in front of him.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The ne'er-do-well blew, like seed before the wind, to distant places, but mankind at large stayed at home.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
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
Word Origin for place
British Dictionary definitions for place (2 of 2)
Other 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