Place
Place Place, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Placed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Placing}.] [Cf. F. placer. See {Place}, n.] 1. 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.

Syn: Put. [1913 Webster]

Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

Place such over them to be rulers. --Ex. xviii. 21. [1913 Webster]

3. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank. [1913 Webster]

4. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend. ``My resolution 's placed.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down. [1913 Webster]

Place it for her chief virtue. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. (Racing) To determine or announce the place of at the finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three horses are placed officially. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. (Rugby Football) To place-kick ( a goal). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

8. to recognize or identify (a person). [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • place — [ plas ] n. f. • 1080 « endroit »; lat. pop. °plattea, class. platea I ♦ 1 ♦ (1370; h. XIIe) Lieu public, espace découvert, généralement entouré de constructions. ⇒ esplanade, rond point; piazza. Petite place. ⇒ placette. Place d une ville… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • placé — place [ plas ] n. f. • 1080 « endroit »; lat. pop. °plattea, class. platea I ♦ 1 ♦ (1370; h. XIIe) Lieu public, espace découvert, généralement entouré de constructions. ⇒ esplanade, rond point; piazza. Petite place. ⇒ placette. Place d une ville… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • place — PLACE. s. f. Lieu, espace qu occupe ou peut occuper une personne, une chose. La place est remplie. la place est vuide. mettre chaque chose à sa place. en sa place. laisser la place libre. changer des livres, des meubles de place. il change de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Place — (pl[=a]s), n. [F., fr. L. platea a street, an area, a courtyard, from Gr. platei^a a street, properly fem. of platy s, flat, broad; akin to Skr. p[.r]thu, Lith. platus. Cf. {Flawn}, {Piazza}, {Plate}, {Plaza}.] 1. Any portion of space regarded as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • place — Place, f. penac. Est un lieu subdial et à descouvert sans bastimens, et se prend tantost pour le rez de chaussée, Solum. Comme quand on dit, Il n y a que la place, Solum nudum, et sine superficie. Nuda area. Et tantost pour le lieu destiné au… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • placé — placé, ée (pla sé, sée) part. passé de placer. 1°   Mis dans un certain lieu, dans une certaine place. •   Placé loin de vos yeux, j étais vers le rivage Où nos fiers ennemis osaient nous résister, VOLT. Tancr. V, 1. •   Les yeux placés comme… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Place — ist der Name folgender Personen: Francis Place (1771−1854), englischer radikaler Sozialreformer und Chartist Mary Kay Place (* 1947), US amerikanische Schauspielerin und Sängerin Ullin Place (1924–2000), britischer Philosoph und Psychologe Victor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • place — n Place, position, location, situation, site, spot, station are comparable when they mean the point or portion of space occupied by or chosen for a thing. Place, the most general of these terms, carries as its basic implication the idea of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • place — [n1] location with purpose, function abode, accommodation, apartment, area, berth, city, community, compass, corner, country, distance, district, domicile, dwelling, field, habitat, hamlet, hangout, hole*, home, house, joint, latitude, lay,… …   New thesaurus

  • place — index allocate, area (province), base (place), building (structure), case (set of circumstances), character ( …   Law dictionary

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