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English

Etymology

From Old English plæce (open space), from Old French place, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] platea (plaza, wide street), from Ancient Greek πλατεία (plateia), from πλατύς (platus), wide, broad), from Proto-Indo-European *plat.

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Noun

Singular
place

Plural
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  1. A location or position.
  2. An open space, courtyard, market square.
  3. A group of houses.
    They live in Westminster Place.
  4. A region of a land.
    He is going back to his native place on vacation.
  5. Somewhere for a person to sit.
    We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places.
  6. A frame of mind.
    I'm in a strange place at the moment.
  7. (informal) A house or home.
    Do you want to come over to my place later?
  8. A role or purpose; a station.
    It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case.
  9. Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.
    three decimal places
    the hundreds place
  10. The position of a contestant in a competition.
    We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place.
  11. The position as a member of a sports team.
    He lost his place in the national team.

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Verb

Infinitive
to place

Third person singular
plac

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to place (third-person singular simple present plac, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To put (an object or person) in a specific location.
  2. (intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition.
  3. (transitive) To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.
    I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where.
  4. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.
  5. (transitive) To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
  6. (transitive) To arrange for or to make (a bet).
  7. (transitive) To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.
    They phoned hoping to place her in the management team.

Synonyms

  • (to earn a given spot):
  • (to put in a specific location): deposit, lay, lay down, put down
  • (to remember where and when something or someone was previously encountered):
  • (passive, to achieve a certain position): achieve, make
  • (to sing (a note) with the correct pitch): reach
  • (to arrange for, make (a bet)):
  • (to recruit or match an appropriate person):

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

place f. (plural places)

  1. Place, square, plaza, piazza
  2. Place, space, room
  3. Place, seat

Verb form

place

  1. first-, third-person singular indicative present of placer.
  2. first-, third-person singular subjunctive present of placer.
  3. second-person singular imperative of placer.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈplaʦɛ/

Noun

place

  1. Plural form of plac.

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈplaʧe]

Verb

place

  1. second-person singular imperative form of [[plăcea#Template:lang:ro|plăcea]].
  2. third-person singular present tense form of [[plăcea#Template:lang:ro|plăcea]].
    Îţi place ţie de el?
    Do you like him?

Spanish

Verb

place (infinitive: placer)

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of placer.
  2. The second-person singular of placer in the imperative.

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