What is place?

  • (noun): A particular situation.
    Example: "If you were in my place what would you do?"
    Synonyms: shoes
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on place:

Xaltocan - Overview
... the Chichimec tribes that left the mythical place of origin, Aztlán, under a leader named Quauhtliztac ("White Eagle") ... 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 ... Skambha, and 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 matted hair, his blue throat ...
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 ...
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 ...
Viktor Korchnoi - Young Master
... 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 ... a semi-final, and succeeded in an event held at Vilnius 1953, with 9/14 for a shared 3rd–4th place ...

More definitions of "place":

  • (noun): The particular portion of space occupied by a physical object.
    Example: "He put the lamp back in its place"
    Synonyms: position
  • (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): To arrange for.
    Example: "Place a phone call", "place a bet"
  • (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): Place somebody in a particular situation or location.
    Example: "He was placed on probation"
  • (verb): Assign a location to.
    Synonyms: locate, site
  • (noun): A public square with room for pedestrians.
    Example: "Grosvenor Place"
    Synonyms: plaza, piazza
  • (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): A general vicinity.
    Example: "He comes from a place near Chicago"
  • (verb): Finish second or better in a horse or dog race.
    Example: "He bet $2 on number six to 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
  • (verb): Assign to (a job or a home).
  • (noun): An item on a list or in a sequence.
    Example: "In the second place"
    Synonyms: position
  • (verb): Sing a note with the correct pitch.
  • (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 designated social situation.
    Example: "He overstepped his place"
    Synonyms: station
  • (verb): Estimate.
    Synonyms: put, set
  • (noun): Proper or appropriate position or location.
    Example: "A woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"
  • (noun): Where you live at a particular time.
    Example: "Your place or mine?"
    Synonyms: home
  • (verb): Take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal.
    Synonyms: come in, come out

Famous quotes containing the word place:

    Already determined dawn began to lay
    In place across a cloud the slender ray
    For prying beneath and forcing the lids of sight,
    And loosing the pent-up music of overnight.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Here was a great woman; a magnificent, generous, gallant, reckless, fated fool of a woman. There was never a place for her in the ranks of the terrible, slow army of the cautious. She ran ahead, where there were no paths.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)

    In order for an individual to partake of the world and contribute to it in a healthy way, he first needs to view that world as a basically kind, friendly, and supportive place. Such an outlook begins to be formed during infancy. It’s essential that the baby establish a fundamental trust in his environment. The infant needs to learn that the world is a nurturing place where his needs will be met.
    Saf Lerman (20th century)