- An open space, courtyard, market square.
- A group of houses.
verb (plac, ing)
- They live in Westminster Place.
- A location or position.
- Somewhere for a person to sit.
- We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places.
- A frame of mind.
- I'm in a strange at the moment.
- (informal) A house or home.
- Do you want to come over to my later?
- A role or purpose; a station.
- It is really not my to say what is right and wrong in this case.
- Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.
- three decimal places
- the hundreds
- (intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition.
- (transitive) To put (an object or person) in a specific location.
- (transitive) To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.
Etymology: From (term, plíce, lang=ang, , open space), from (term, place, lang=fr), from (term, lang=la, platea, , plaza, wide street), from (term, sc=Grek, , tr=plateía), from (term, sc=Grek, , tr=platís, , wide, broad), from (PIE.)
- I've seen him before, but I can't quite where.
- (transitive, in the passive) To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.
- (transitive) To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
- (transitive) To arrange for or to make (a bet).
- (transitive) To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.
- They phoned hoping to her in the management team.
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