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:

Viktor Korchnoi - Young Master
... 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 ... and succeeded in an event 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 ...
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 endless Stambha or Skambha, and it is shown that the said Skambha is put in place of the eternal Brahman ... 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 riding on the bull of ...
Xaltocan - Overview
... Xaltocameca (people of Xaltocan) were 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" ...
Survivor: Africa - Controversy
... After 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 ...

More definitions of "place":

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

Famous quotes containing the word place:

    A positive learning climate in a school for young children is a composite of many things. It is an attitude that respects children. It is a place where children receive guidance and encouragement from the responsible adults around them. It is an environment where children can experiment and try out new ideas without fear of failure. It is an atmosphere that builds children’s self-confidence so they dare to take risks. It is an environment that nurtures a love of learning.
    Carol B. Hillman (20th century)

    Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.
    Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962)

    Well, it is a good experience, to divest oneself of some tested ideals, some old standbys,
    And even finding nothing to put in their place is a good experience,
    Preparing one, as it does, for the consternation that is to come.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)