(noun, verb)


1. a point located with respect to surface features of some region

- this is a nice place for a picnic

Similar word(s): spot

Definition categories: location, point

2. any area set aside for a particular purpose

- who owns this place?

Similar word(s): property

Definition categories: location

3. 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

Definition categories: thought, cognition, knowledge, noesis

4. a general vicinity

- He comes from a place near Chicago

Definition categories: location, locality, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity

5. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

- took his place

Similar word(s): lieu, position, stead

Definition categories: act, function, office, part, role

6. a particular situation

- If you were in my place what would you do?

Similar word(s): shoes

Definition categories: state, position, situation

7. where you live at a particular time

- your place or mine?

Similar word(s): home

Definition categories: location, abode, residence

8. a job in an organization

Similar word(s): berth, billet, office, position, post, situation, spot

Definition categories: act, business, job, line, occupation

9. the particular portion of space occupied by something

- he put the lamp back in its place

Similar word(s): position

Definition categories: location, point

10. proper or designated social situation

- he overstepped his place

Similar word(s): station

Definition categories: state, rank

11. a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

- he sat in someone else's place

Similar word(s): seat

Definition categories: location, space

12. the passage that is being read

- he lost his place on the page

Definition categories: communication, passage

13. proper or appropriate position or location

- a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen

Definition categories: state, condition, status

14. a public square with room for pedestrians

- Grosvenor Place

Similar word(s): piazza, plaza

Definition categories: location, square

15. an item on a list or in a sequence

- in the second place

Similar word(s): position

Definition categories: communication, item, point

16. a blank area

Similar word(s): space

Definition categories: communication, area, expanse

Sentences with place as a noun:

- They live in Westminster Place.

- He is going back to his native place on vacation.

- We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places.

- Do you want to come over to my place later?

- I'm in a strange place at the moment.

- It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case.

- We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place.

- to win a bet on a horse for place

- He lost his place in the national team.

- three decimal places;  the hundreds place

- That's what I said in the first place!


1. put into a certain place or abstract location

- Place emphasis on a certain point

Similar word(s): lay, pose, position, put, set

Definition categories: contact, displace, move

2. place somebody in a particular situation or location

- he was placed on probation

Definition categories: social, assign, delegate, depute, designate

3. assign a rank or rating to

Similar word(s): grade, order, range, rank, rate

Definition categories: cognition, evaluate, judge

4. assign a location to

Similar word(s): locate, site

Definition categories: possession, place, post, send, station

5. to arrange for

- place a phone call

- place a bet

Definition categories: communication, order

6. take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal

Definition categories: cognition, rank

7. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

Similar word(s): aim, direct, point, target

Definition categories: competition, aim, direct, take, train

8. recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

Similar word(s): identify

Definition categories: cognition, determine, set

9. assign to (a job or a home)

Definition categories: social, assign, delegate, depute, designate

10. locate

Similar word(s): localise, localize, set

Definition categories: creation, present, represent, stage

11. estimate

Similar word(s): put, set

Definition categories: cognition, approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge

12. identify the location or place of

Similar word(s): localise, localize

Definition categories: stative, locate, situate

13. make an investment

Similar word(s): commit, invest, put

Definition categories: possession, drop, expend, spend

14. assign to a station

Similar word(s): post, send, station

Definition categories: competition, displace, move

15. finish second or better in a horse or dog race

- he bet $2 on number six to place

Definition categories: competition, race, run

16. sing a note with the correct pitch

Definition categories: communication, sing

Sentences with place as a verb:

- He placed the glass on the table.

- The Cowboys placed third in the league.

- I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where.

- Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race.

- I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls.

- They phoned hoping to place her in the management team.