What is place?

  • (verb): Assign a location to.
    Synonyms: locate, site
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on place:

Xaltocan - Overview
... among the Chichimec tribes that left the mythical place of origin, Aztlán, under a leader named Quauhtliztac ("White Eagle") ... 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 ...
Viktor Korchnoi - Young Master
... In the semi-final at Minsk, 1952, he scored 10.5/17 for a shared 2nd–4th place, to advance ... in URS-ch20 at Moscow, he scored 11/19 for sixth place, as Mikhail Botvinnik and Mark Taimanov came joint first ... in an event held at Vilnius 1953, with 9/14 for a shared 3rd–4th place ...
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 ... 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 ...
Norfolk (disambiguation) - Place
... New York, a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Norfolk Norfolk, Virginia Naval Station Norfolk, a major U.S ...

More definitions of "place":

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

Famous quotes containing the word place:

    When a family is free of abuse and oppression, it can be the place where we share our deepest secrets and stand the most exposed, a place where we learn to feel distinct without being “better,” and sacrifice for others without losing ourselves.
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century)

    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)