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place (noun)
1.
a) physical environment - space
b) a way for admission or transit
c) physical surroundings - atmosphere
2.
a) an indefinite region or expanse - all over the place
b) a building or locality used for a special purpose - a place of learning a fine eating place
c) archaic the three-dimensional compass of a material object
3.
a) a particular region, center of population, or location - a nice place to visit
b) a building, part of a building, or area occupied as a home - our summer place
4.
a particular part of a surface or body - spot
5.
relative position in a scale or series as
a) position in a social scale - kept them in their place
b) a step in a sequence - in the first place, it's none of your business
c) a position at the conclusion of a competition - finished in last place
6.
a) a proper or designated niche or setting - the place of education in society
b) an appropriate moment or point - this is not the place to discuss compensation Robert Moses
c) a distinct condition, position, or state of mind - the postfeminist generation is in a different place Betty Friedan
7.
a) an available seat or accommodation - needs a place to stay
b) an empty or vacated position - new ones will take their place
8.
the position of a figure in relation to others of a row or series , especially the position of a digit within a numeral
9.
a) remunerative employment - job
b) prestige accorded to one of high rank - status an endless quest for preferment and place Time
10.
a public square - plaza
11.
a small street or court
12.
second place at the finish (as of a horse race)
place (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to put in or as if in a particular place or position - set
b) to present for consideration - a question placed before the group
c) to put in a particular state - place a performer under contract
d) to direct to a desired spot
e) to cause (the voice) to produce free and well resonated singing or speaking tones
2.
a) to assign to a position in a series or category - rank
b) - estimate placed the value of the estate too high
c) to identify by connecting with an associated context - couldn't quite place her face police placed them at the crime scene
3.
to distribute in an orderly manner - arrange
4.
to appoint to a position
5.
to find a place (as a home or employment) for
6.
a) to give (an order) to a supplier
b) to give an order for - place a bet
intransitive verb
c) to try to establish a connection for - place a telephone call to earn a given spot in a competition , specifically to come in second (as in a horse race)
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
place (noun)
1.
the area or space occupied by or intended for something
SYNONIMS:
emplacement, locale, locality, location, locus, point, position, site, spot, venue, where
RELATED WORDS:
scene; precinct, region, section, sector; here, there
place (noun)
2.
a building, room, or suite of rooms occupied by a service business
SYNONIMS:
establishment, joint, parlor, salon
RELATED WORDS:
spot, station; facility, installation; club, house; den, dive, hole
place (noun)
3.
an assignment at which one regularly works for pay
SYNONIMS:
appointment, berth, billet, capacity, connection, function, place, position, post, situation
RELATED WORDS:
business, employ, employment, occupation, profession; work; office, spot; calling, pursuit, trade, vocation; line, racket; engagement, gig; livelihood, living; career, lifework, practice ( practise); duty, mission, posting, service, task
NEAR ANTONYMS:
avocation; joblessness, unemployment
place (noun)
4.
an extent or area available for or used up by some activity or thing
SYNONIMS:
elbow room, place, space, way
RELATED WORDS:
capacity, compass, range, scope; berth, clearance, freedom, latitude, leeway, play
place (noun)
5.
the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists
SYNONIMS:
business, capacity, function, job, part, place, position, purpose, task, work
RELATED WORDS:
affair, concern, hand, involvement, participation; niche, office, post, situation; calling, occupation, pursuit, vocation; activity, assignment, charge, commission, duty, employ, mission, responsibility, service, use
place (noun)
6.
the place where one lives
SYNONIMS:
abode, diggings, domicile, dwelling, fireside, habitation, hearth, hearthstone, house, lodging, pad, place, quarters, residence, roof
RELATED WORDS:
accommodations, housing, nest, residency, shelter; bungalow, cabin, casita, chalet, cottage; duplex, ranch, ranch house, saltbox, semi [], split level, townhome, town house, tract house, triplex; apartment, apartment house, condominium, flat, tenement, tenement house, walk-up; penthouse, salon, suite; barracks, billet, boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, lodging house, lodgment ( lodgement), room(s), rooming house; castle, château, countryseat, estate, hall, manor, manor house, mansion, palace, villa; farmhouse, grange, hacienda, homestead; double-wide, houseboat, house trailer, mobile home, motor home, recreational vehicle, trailer; hermitage, manse, parsonage, rectory, vicarage; hooch ( hootch) [], hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty
place (noun)
7.
the placement of someone or something in relation to others in a vertical arrangement
SYNONIMS:
degree, echelon, footing, level, place, position, ranking, reach(es), rung, situation, standing, station, status, stratum
RELATED WORDS:
condition, estate, order, walk; capacity, function; rating
place (noun)
8.
a situation or activity for which a person or thing is best suited
SYNONIMS:
groove, place, slot
RELATED WORDS:
appointment, berth, billet, capacity, function, job, position, post; rank, standing, station, status; forte, long suit, métier ( metier), speciality, specialty, strong suit, thing
place (noun)
9.
an individual part of a process, series, or ranking
SYNONIMS:
chapter, cut, grade, inch, notch, peg, phase, place, point, stage, step
RELATED WORDS:
angle, aspect, facet, side; amount, measure, plane; decrement, increment
place (verb)
1.
to arrange something in a certain spot or position
SYNONIMS:
depose, deposit, dispose, emplace, fix, lay, position, put, set, set up, situate, stick
RELATED WORDS:
move, rearrange, reorder, shift; orient; establish, locate, plant, settle; clap, flop, plank, plop, plump, plunk ( plonk), plunk down, slap; ensconce, niche; assemble, collect; carry; berth, park; affix, anchor, lock, lodge, wedge; array, lay out, line up, queue, rank; set down
NEAR ANTONYMS:
relocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant
place (verb)
2.
to arrange or assign according to type
SYNONIMS:
assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, separate, sort, type
RELATED WORDS:
array, dispose, draw up, marshal ( marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog ( catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype
place (verb)
3.
to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement
SYNONIMS:
calculate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge ( gage), guess, judge, make, place, put, reckon, suppose
RELATED WORDS:
conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understand
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out
place (verb)
4.
to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes
SYNONIMS:
be, grade, place, rate, stand
RELATED WORDS:
seed; count; categorize, class, classify, codify, compartmentalize, group, separate, set, sort; install, instate
place (verb)
5.
to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty
SYNONIMS:
assign, attach, commission, constitute, designate, detail, name, nominate, place
RELATED WORDS:
authorize, delegate, depute, deputize; anoint, consecrate, create, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, invest, make, ordain; crown, enthrone, throne; choose, destine, draft, elect, handpick, select, single (out), vote (in)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseat
discharge, dismiss, expel, fire
place (verb)
6.
to present or bring forward for discussion
SYNONIMS:
bring up, broach, moot, place, raise
RELATED WORDS:
allude (to), cite, mention, name, refer (to); offer, propose, suggest; air, express, speak (of), talk (about), vent, ventilate; interject, interrupt; debate, discuss, thrash (out over)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
censor, hush (up), quiet, silence, suppress
place (verb)
7.
to provide with a paying job
SYNONIMS:
assume, engage, fee, hire, lay on, pay, place, recruit, retain, sign (up on), take on
RELATED WORDS:
reemploy, reengage, rehire; apprentice, contract, job, partner, subcontract; enlist; advance, promote, upgrade; keep (on); headhunt, scout
NEAR ANTONYMS:
furlough, lay off, lock out
ax ( axe), can, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack
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