noun Date: 1868 the name of a geographic locality

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  • Place name — Place 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • place name — n the name of a particular place, such as a town, mountain etc ▪ Many of the place names are Scottish in origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • place name — place′ name or place′ name n. the name of a geographical location, as a town, city, or village • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • place name — ► NOUN ▪ the name of a geographical location, such as a town, lake, or mountain …   English terms dictionary

  • place name — noun the name by which a geographical place is known • Syn: ↑toponym • Hypernyms: ↑name • Part Holonyms: ↑troponymy, ↑troponomy * * * place name noun A geographical proper name …   Useful english dictionary

  • place name — toponym; name derived from the name of a place; name given to by geographical location …   English contemporary dictionary

  • place name — noun /ˈpleɪs.neɪm/ the name of a geographical place Syn: toponym …   Wiktionary

  • place name — The name of a place incorporated in a trademark or tradename. 52 Am J1st Tradem § 66 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • place-name — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the name of a geographical locality (as of a city or town) little trace … of the Celts survived except in place names Bavarian Palatinate …   Useful english dictionary

  • place name —    James Boswell, in his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, says:    There is a beautiful little island in the Loch of Dunvegan, called Isa. M’Leod said, he would give it to Dr Johnson…M’Leod encouraged the fancy of Dr Johnson’s becoming owner of …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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