- An area with definite or indefinite boundaries; a portion of space.
- Room or space, especially adequate space: There is place for everyone at the back of the room.
- The particular portion of space occupied by or allocated to a person or thing.
- A building or an area set aside for a specified purpose: a place of worship.
- A dwelling; a house: bought a place on the lake.
- A business establishment or office.
- A locality, such as a town or city: visited many places.
- A public square or street with houses in a town.
- A space in which one person, such as a passenger or spectator, can sit or stand.
- A setting for one person at a table.
- A position regarded as belonging to someone or something else; stead: She was chosen in his place.
- A particular point that one has reached, as in a book: I have lost my place.
- A particular spot, as on the body: the place that hurts.
- The proper or designated role or function: the place of the media in a free society.
- The proper or customary position or order: These books are out of place.
- A suitable setting or occasion: not the place to argue.
- The appropriate right or duty: not her place to criticize.
- Social station: He overstepped his place.
- A particular situation or circumstance: Put yourself in my place.
- High rank or status.
- A job, post, or position: found a place in the company.
- Relative position in a series; standing.
- Games Second position for betting purposes, as in a horserace.
- The specified stage in a list of points to be made, as in an argument: in the first place.
- Mathematics A position in a numeral or series.
- To put in or as if in a particular place or position; set.
- To put in a specified relation or order: Place the words in alphabetical order.
- To offer for consideration: placed the matter before the board.
- To find accommodation or employment for.
- To put into a particular condition: placed him under arrest.
- To arrange for the publication or display of: place an advertisement in the newspaper.
- To appoint to a post: placed her in a key position.
- To rank in an order or sequence: I'd place him second best.
- To estimate: placed the distance at 100 feet.
- To identify or classify in a particular context: could not place that person's face.
- To give an order for: place a bet.
- To apply or arrange for: place an order.
- To adjust (one's voice) for the best possible effects.
- To be among those who finish a competition or race, especially to finish second.
- place out To qualify for a waiver of a requirement or prerequisite: placed out of a freshman composition class.
- all over the place In or to many locations; everywhere: Film is sold all over the place.
- in place In the appropriate or usual position or order: With everything in place, she started the slide show.
- in place In the same spot; without moving forwards or backwards: While marching in place, the band played a popular tune.
- in place of Instead of.
- keep To recognize one's social position and act according to traditional decorum.
- place in the sun A dominant or favorable position or situation.