What is place?

  • (noun): A general vicinity.
    Example: "He comes from a place near Chicago"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on place:

Survivor: Africa - Controversy
... the producers 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 ...
Xaltocan - Overview
... among the Chichimec tribes that left the mythical place of origin, Aztlán, under a leader named Quauhtliztac ("White Eagle") ... and to Tlaxcala, while others were allowed to resettle on the lands of Texcoco in the place that was henceforth called Otumba - "Place of the Otomies" ...
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 ... it is shown that the said Skambha is put in place of the eternal Brahman ... 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 ...
Norfolk (disambiguation) - Place
... Norfolk (CDP), New York, a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Norfolk Norfolk, Virginia Naval Station Norfolk, a major U.S ...
Viktor Korchnoi - Young Master
... In the semi-final at Minsk, 1952, he scored 10.5/17 for a shared 2nd–4th place, to advance ... 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 ...

More definitions of "place":

  • (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 particular situation.
    Example: "If you were in my place what would you do?"
    Synonyms: shoes
  • (verb): Take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal.
    Synonyms: come in, come out
  • (verb): Assign to (a job or a home).
  • (verb): Recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something.
    Synonyms: identify
  • (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
  • (noun): The function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another.
    Example: "Took his place"
    Synonyms: stead, position, lieu
  • (verb): Assign a location to.
    Synonyms: locate, site
  • (verb): Place somebody in a particular situation or location.
    Example: "He was placed on probation"
  • (verb): Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    Example: "Place emphasis on a certain point"
    Synonyms: put, set, pose, position, lay
  • (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"
  • (verb): Sing a note with the correct pitch.
  • (noun): An item on a list or in a sequence.
    Example: "In the second place"
    Synonyms: position
  • (noun): Where you live at a particular time.
    Example: "Your place or mine?"
    Synonyms: home
  • (noun): Any area set aside for a particular purpose.
    Example: "Who owns this place?"
    Synonyms: property
  • (noun): A public square with room for pedestrians.
    Example: "Grosvenor Place"
    Synonyms: plaza, piazza
  • (verb): To arrange for.
    Example: "Place a phone call", "place a bet"
  • (verb): Finish second or better in a horse or dog race.
    Example: "He bet $2 on number six to place"
  • (noun): Proper or designated social situation.
    Example: "He overstepped his place"
    Synonyms: station
  • (noun): The particular portion of space occupied by a physical object.
    Example: "He put the lamp back in its place"
    Synonyms: position
  • (verb): Estimate.
    Synonyms: put, set
  • (noun): Proper or appropriate position or location.
    Example: "A woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"
  • (noun): The passage that is being read.
    Example: "He lost his place on the page"

Famous quotes containing the word place:

    This new tablet, O my brothers, I place over you: become hard!
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)