- a particular position, point, or area in space; a location；a particular area on a larger surface
- put in a particular position；cause to be in a particular situation
verb: place, 3rd person present: places, gerund or present participle: placing, past tense: placed, past participle: placed
noun: place, plural noun: places
- 1. a particular position, point, or area in space; a location I can't be in two places at once the monastery was a peaceful place 同義詞
- ▪ a particular area on a larger surface I cut my hand in three places
- ▪ a building or area used for a specified purpose or activity the town has many excellent eating places a place of worship
- ▪ informal a person's home what about dinner at my place? 同義詞
- ▪ a point in a book or other text reached by a reader at a particular time I must have lost my place in the script
- 2. a portion of space designated or available for or being used by someone they hurried to their places at the table Jackie had saved her a place 同義詞
- ▪ a vacancy or available position he was offered a place at Liverpool University 同義詞
- ▪ the regular or proper position of something she put the book back in its place
- ▪ a person's rank or status occupation structures a person's place in society 同義詞
- ▪ a right or privilege resulting from someone's role or position I'm sure she has a story to tell, but it's not my place to ask 同義詞
- ▪ the role played by or importance attached to someone or something in a particular context the place of computers in improving office efficiency
- 3. a position in a sequence or series, typically one ordered on the basis of merit his score left him in ninth place
- ▪ British any of the first three or sometimes four positions in a race (used especially of the second, third, or fourth positions).
- ▪ North American the second position, especially in a horse race.
- ▪ the degree of priority given to something accurate reportage takes second place to lurid detail
- ▪ the position of a figure in a series indicated in decimal or similar notation, especially one after the decimal point calculate the ratios to one decimal place
- 4. a square or short street the lecture theatre is in New Burlington Place
- ▪ a country house with its grounds.
- 1. put in a particular position a newspaper had been placed beside my plate 同義詞
- ▪ cause to be in a particular situation enemy officers were placed under arrest you are not placing yourself under any obligation
- ▪ allocate or assign (an abstract quality) to something they place a great deal of emphasis on positive thought 同義詞
- ▪ have a specified degree of advantage or convenience as a result of one's position or circumstances the company is well placed to seize the opportunity
- 2. find a home or employment for the children were placed with foster-parents 同義詞
- ▪ dispose of (something, especially shares) by selling to a customer the shares were placed last November
- ▪ arrange for the recognition and implementation of (an order, bet, etc.) they placed a contract for three boats
- ▪ order or obtain a connection for (a phone call) through an operator she placed a call to her husband to break the news
- 3. identify or classify as being of a specified type or as holding a specified position in a sequence or hierarchy a survey placed the company 13th for achievement 同義詞
- ▪ be able to remember or identify (someone or something) she eventually said she couldn't place him 同義詞
- ▪ British achieve a specified position in a race he was placed eleventh in the long individual race
- ▪ be among the first three or four in a race (or the first three in the US) he won three times and placed three times the horse, Bahuddin, was not placed at Lingfield
- 4. score (a goal) by a place kick.
- the action of putting something in position or the fact of being positioned: the placing of the lights
- hell, as opposed to heaven.
- a kick made after the ball is first placed on the ground or on a tee.
- take a kick after the ball is first placed on the ground or on a tee: he obviously place-kicked well each of the players will be required to place-kick a ball as far and as high as possible
- working or ready to work; established
- a watering hole.
Oxford American Dictionary
- (in the UK) a bet on a horse to win a place in a race, usually first, second, or third.
- a watering hole.
- a place in which a person or animal is able to rest for a short period, especially during a ... migratory birds would shortly be using the area's mudflats as a resting place
- a particular position or point in space: the monastery was a peaceful place that street was no place for a lady
- put in a particular position: a newspaper had been placed beside my plate
Oxford American Dictionary