What is place?

  • (noun): Proper or designated social situation.
    Example: "He overstepped his place"
    Synonyms: station
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on place:

Survivor: Africa - Controversy
... were alerted to the mistake, both third place finisher Lex and fourth place finisher Tom were awarded the $100,000 runner-up prize instead of the traditional third and fourth place earnings ...
Shiva - Forms and Depictions - Lingam
... Linga also means the same thing—a place where created objects get dissolved during the disintegration of the created universe ... and it is shown that the said Skambha is put in place of the eternal Brahman ... the Soma plant, and the ox that used to carry on its back the wood for the Vedic sacrifice gave place to the conceptions of the brightness of Shiva's body, his tawny matted hair, his blue throat, and the ...
Viktor Korchnoi - Young Master
1952, he scored 10.5/17 for a shared 2nd–4th place, to advance ... In his debut, in URS-ch20 at Moscow, he scored 11/19 for sixth place, as Mikhail Botvinnik and Mark Taimanov came joint first ... held at Vilnius 1953, with 9/14 for a shared 3rd–4th place ...
Norfolk (disambiguation) - Place
... New York Norfolk (CDP), New York, a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Norfolk Norfolk, Virginia Naval Station Norfolk, a major U.S ...
Xaltocan - Overview
... were among the Chichimec tribes that left the mythical place of origin, Aztlán, under a leader named Quauhtliztac ("White Eagle") ... others were allowed to resettle on the lands of Texcoco in the place that was henceforth called Otumba - "Place of the Otomies" ...

More definitions of "place":

  • (noun): A general vicinity.
    Example: "He comes from a place near Chicago"
  • (noun): The particular portion of space occupied by a physical object.
    Example: "He put the lamp back in its place"
    Synonyms: position
  • (verb): Sing a note with the correct pitch.
  • (verb): To arrange for.
    Example: "Place a phone call", "place a bet"
  • (verb): Estimate.
    Synonyms: put, set
  • (verb): Finish second or better in a horse or dog race.
    Example: "He bet $2 on number six to place"
  • (noun): The function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another.
    Example: "Took his place"
    Synonyms: stead, position, lieu
  • (verb): Place somebody in a particular situation or location.
    Example: "He was placed on probation"
  • (verb): Assign a location to.
    Synonyms: locate, site
  • (noun): A point located with respect to surface features of some region.
    Example: "This is a nice place for a picnic"
    Synonyms: topographic point, spot
  • (verb): Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    Example: "Place emphasis on a certain point"
    Synonyms: put, set, pose, position, lay
  • (noun): Any area set aside for a particular purpose.
    Example: "Who owns this place?"
    Synonyms: property
  • (noun): An item on a list or in a sequence.
    Example: "In the second place"
    Synonyms: position
  • (verb): Recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something.
    Synonyms: identify
  • (noun): A space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane).
    Example: "He sat in someone else's place"
    Synonyms: seat
  • (noun): A public square with room for pedestrians.
    Example: "Grosvenor Place"
    Synonyms: plaza, piazza
  • (noun): An abstract mental location.
    Example: "He has a special place in my thoughts"; "a place in my heart"; "a political system with no place for the less prominent groups"
  • (noun): Where you live at a particular time.
    Example: "Your place or mine?"
    Synonyms: home
  • (verb): Assign to (a job or a home).
  • (noun): The passage that is being read.
    Example: "He lost his place on the page"
  • (verb): Take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal.
    Synonyms: come in, come out
  • (noun): A particular situation.
    Example: "If you were in my place what would you do?"
    Synonyms: shoes
  • (noun): Proper or appropriate position or location.
    Example: "A woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"

Famous quotes containing the word place:

    New York is a meeting place for every race in the world, but the Chinese, Armenians, Russians, and Germans remain foreigners. So does everyone except the blacks. There is no doubt but that the blacks exercise great influence in North America, and, no matter what anyone says, they are the most delicate, spiritual element in that world.
    Federico García Lorca (1898–1936)

    New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.
    Djuna Barnes (1892–1982)

    We hold these truths to be self-evident:
    That ostracism, both political and moral, has
    Its place in the twentieth-century scheme of things....
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)