[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.'.

埃塞雷德编辑--From WordNet


(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. [1]. Situation, position, locality, location, station, spot, site, ground.[2]. Office, charge, function, employment, post.[3]. Rank, standing, grade, condition, occupation, calling.[4]. Mansion, residence, abode, dwelling seat.[5]. Town, village, city.

v. a. [1]. Put, set, station, lay, settle, deposit, commit, locate, seat, fix, establish, dispose, arrange.[2]. 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.





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