[pleɪs] or [ples]
(noun.) an abstract mental location; '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; 'he lost his place on the page'.
(noun.) an item on a list or in a sequence; 'in the second place'; 'moved from third to fifth position'.
(noun.) any area set aside for a particular purpose; 'who owns this place?'; 'the president was concerned about the property across from the White House'.
(noun.) a general vicinity; 'He comes from a place near Chicago'.
(noun.) a particular situation; 'If you were in my place what would you do?'.
(noun.) proper or designated social situation; 'he overstepped his place'; 'the responsibilities of a man in his station'; 'married above her station'.
(noun.) proper or appropriate position or location; 'a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen'.
(verb.) take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; 'Jerry came in third in the Marathon'.
(verb.) to arrange for; 'place a phone call'; 'place a bet'.
(verb.) sing a note with the correct pitch.
(verb.) finish second or better in a horse or dog race; 'he bet $2 on number six to place'.
(verb.) place somebody in a particular situation or location; 'he was placed on probation'.
(verb.) assign to (a job or a home).
(verb.) identify the location or place of; 'We localized the source of the infection'.
(verb.) estimate; 'We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.'.
(n.) Any portion of space regarded as measured off or distinct from all other space, or appropriated to some definite object or use; position; ground; site; spot; rarely, unbounded space.
(n.) A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end.
(n.) A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a mansion; a village, town, or city; a fortified town or post; a stronghold; a region or country.
(n.) Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling.
(n.) Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied).
(n.) A definite position or passage of a document.
(n.) Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as, he said in the first place.
(n.) Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for.
(n.) Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; -- usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude.
(n.) To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a particular place; to fix; to settle; to locate; as, to place a book on a shelf; to place balls in tennis.
(n.) To put or set in a particular rank, office, or position; to surround with particular circumstances or relations in life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life; as, in whatever sphere one is placed.
(n.) To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank.
(n.) To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend.
(n.) To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.
n. . Situation, position, locality, location, station, spot, site, ground.. Office, charge, function, employment, post.. Rank, standing, grade, condition, occupation, calling.. Mansion, residence, abode, dwelling seat.. Town, village, city.
v. a. . Put, set, station, lay, settle, deposit, commit, locate, seat, fix, establish, dispose, arrange.. Invest, put at interest.
SYN:Locate, assign, fix, establish, settle, attribute, situate
ANT:Disturb, remove, unsettle, disarrange, disestablish, misplace, misattribute,misassign, uproot, transplant, extirpate, eradicate, transport
n. a broad way in a city: an open space used for a particular purpose: a particular locality: a town: room to dwell sit or stand in: the position held by anybody employment office a situation: a mansion with its grounds: proper position or dignity priority in such: stead: passage in a book: a topic matter of discourse: in sporting contests position among the first three.—v.t. to put in any place or condition: to find a home for: to settle: to lend: invest: to ascribe.—n. Place′-hunt′er one who seeks eagerly official position or public office.—adj. Place′less without place or office.—ns. Place′man one who has a place or office under a government:—pl. Place′men; Place′ment placing or setting; Place′-mong′er one who traffics in appointments to places; Place′-name the name of a place or locality: a local name; Plac′er.—Give place to make room to yield; Have place to have existence; In place in position: opportune; Out of place inappropriate unseasonable; Take place to come to pass: to take precedence of.
- The understanding of the place of theory in life is a comparatively new one. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- In this place is an altar dedicated to St. Dimas, the penitent thief. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- In those in which they take place, and are in farm, there are many local duties which do not extend beyond a particular town or district. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Is there really such a place? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- I ran back for a light and there was the poor fellow, a great gash in his throat and the whole place swimming in blood. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- I asked at once that Sigel might be relieved, and some one else put in his place. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- They have been looking at the house in St. Peter's Place, next to Mr. Hackbutt's; it belongs to him, and he is putting it nicely in repair. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- You perceive several places where it has passed across and obliterated the more shallow mark of the front one. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- The same girl who feeds the gum into the wrapping machine closes the lids of the boxes and places them on a packing table by her side. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Go before me and show me all those dreadful places. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- But there was a systematic hunt for the copies of Holy Writ, and in many places a systematic destruction of Christian churches. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- And the only way he could get to know anatomy as he did, was by going to snatch bodies at night, from graveyards and places of execution. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- A brilliant liter ary man of the present day considers that places in the first ranks of literature are reserved for the doctrinally heterodox. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- You have not come up to London, of all places in the world, to tell us that, my dear Sir, have you? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- There is no coffin in that tomb; and may it be many, many years, before another name is placed above it! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- The rods to be welded are placed in clamps C C′, C being connected with one terminal of the secondary conductor S, and the movable clamp C′ with the other. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- This he placed in the middle of the floor and, squatting down upon a stool in front of it, he threw back the lid. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- Oh, what a trust is to be placed in that man's hands to-morrow! 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- To obtain a true photograph, the negative is placed on a piece of sensitive photographic paper, or paper coated with a silver salt in the same manner as the plate and films. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- If a close coil of wire is suspended between the poles of a strong horseshoe magnet, it will not assume any characteristic position but will remain wherever placed. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- Nothing in my powers or instinct placed me amongst this brave band. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Placing one end of my harness strap in his hands I lowered him quickly to the ground below. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- The only independent one among them, he warned her that she was doing too much for this man, and was placing herself too unreservedly in his power. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Byllesby and the late Luther Stieringer, was completed and in operation within six weeks after the placing of the order. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- The draught is maintained by placing the apparatus on a couple of bricks, and regulated by closing the intervening space with mud, leaving only a sufficient aperture to keep the fire burning. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- Then placing the boat at one end of the trough, the weight would draw it through the water to the other. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- Hor Vastus, I said, placing my hand upon his shoulder, you know best the promptings of your own heart. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- Artificial floating islands have been formed by placing lake mud on rafts of wicker-work covered with reeds. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.