in place

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a. An area with definite or indefinite boundaries; a portion of space.
b. Room or space, especially adequate space: There is place for everyone at the back of the room.
a. The particular portion of space occupied by or allocated to a person or thing.
b. A building or an area set aside for a specified purpose: a place of worship.
a. A dwelling; a house: bought a place on the lake.
b. A business establishment or office.
c. A locality, such as a town or city: visited many places.
4. Abbr. Pl. A public square or street with houses in a town.
a. A space in which one person, such as a passenger or spectator, can sit or stand.
b. A setting for one person at a table.
6. A position regarded as belonging to someone or something else; stead: She was chosen in his place.
7. A particular point that one has reached, as in a book: I have lost my place.
8. A particular spot, as on the body: the place that hurts.
a. The proper or designated role or function: the place of the media in a free society.
b. The proper or customary position or order: These books are out of place.
c. A suitable setting or occasion: not the place to argue.
d. The appropriate right or duty: not her place to criticize.
10. Social station: He overstepped his place.
11. A particular situation or circumstance: Put yourself in my place.
12. High rank or status.
13. A job, post, or position: found a place in the company.
14. Relative position in a series; standing.
15. Games Second position for betting purposes, as in a horserace.
16. The specified stage in a list of points to be made, as in an argument: in the first place.
17. Mathematics A position in a numeral or series.
v. placed, plac·ing, plac·es
1. To put in or as if in a particular place or position; set.
2. To put in a specified relation or order: Place the words in alphabetical order.
3. To offer for consideration: placed the matter before the board.
4. To find accommodation or employment for.
5. To put into a particular condition: placed him under arrest.
6. To arrange for the publication or display of: place an advertisement in the newspaper.
7. To appoint to a post: placed her in a key position.
a. To rank in an order or sequence: I'd place him second best.
b. To estimate: placed the distance at 100 feet.
9. To identify or classify in a particular context: could not place that person's face.
a. To give an order for: place a bet.
b. To apply or arrange for: place an order.
c. To make or obtain a connection for (a telephone call).
11. To sell (a new issue of stock, bonds, or other securities).
12. To adjust (one's voice) for the best possible effects.
To be among those who finish a competition or race, especially to finish second.
Phrasal Verb:
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
1. In the appropriate or usual position or order: With everything in place, she started the slide show.
2. 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/know (one's) place
To recognize one's social position and act according to traditional decorum.
place in the sun
A dominant or favorable position or situation.

[Middle English, from Old English plæce and Old French place, open space (from Medieval Latin placea, from Vulgar Latin *plattea), both from Latin platēa, broad street, from Greek plateia (hodos), broad (street), feminine of platus; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

place′a·ble adj.
plac′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: place - in the original or natural place or site; "carcinoma in situ"; "the archeologists left the pottery in place"
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(pleis) noun
1. a particular spot or area. a quiet place in the country; I spent my holiday in various different places.
2. an empty space. There's a place for your books on this shelf.
3. an area or building with a particular purpose. a market-place.
4. a seat (in a theatre, train, at a table etc). He went to his place and sat down.
5. a position in an order, series, queue etc. She got the first place in the competition; I lost my place in the queue.
6. a person's position or level of importance in society etc. You must keep your secretary in her place.
7. a point in the text of a book etc. The wind was blowing the pages of my book and I kept losing my place.
8. duty or right. It's not my place to tell him he's wrong.
9. a job or position in a team, organization etc. He's got a place in the team; He's hoping for a place on the staff.
10. house; home. Come over to my place.
11. (often abbreviated to Pl. when written) a word used in the names of certain roads, streets or squares.
12. a number or one of a series of numbers following a decimal point. Make the answer correct to four decimal places.
1. to put. He placed it on the table; He was placed in command of the army.
2. to remember who a person is. I know I've seen her before, but I can't quite place her.
ˈplace-name noun
the name of a town, hill, valley etc.
go places
to be successful, especially in one's career. That young man is sure to go places.
in the first/second etc place
expressions used to show steps in an argument, explanation etc. He decided not to buy the house, because in the first place it was too expensive, and in the second place it was too far from his office.
in place
in the proper position; tidy. He left everything in place.
in place of
instead of. We advise discussion in place of argument; John couldn't go, so I went in his place.
out of place
1. not suitable (to the occasion etc). His clothes are quite out of place at a formal dinner.
2. not in the proper position; untidy. Although he had had to run most of the way, he arrived with not a hair out of place.
put oneself in someone else's place
to imagine what it would be like to be someone else. If you put yourself in his place, you can understand why he is so careful.
put (someone) in his/her place
to remind (someone), often in a rude or angry way, of his lower social position, or lack of importance, experience etc.
take place
to happen. What took place after that?
take the place of
to be used instead of, or to be a substitute for. I don't think television will ever take the place of books.
References in classic literature ?
In place, there is license to do good, and evil; whereof the latter is a curse: for in evil, the best condition is not to win; the second, not to can.
The truth of this is sufficiently manifest from the single circumstance, that the philosophers of the schools accept as a maxim that there is nothing in the understanding which was not previously in the senses, in which however it is certain that the ideas of God and of the soul have never been; and it appears to me that they who make use of their imagination to comprehend these ideas do exactly the some thing as if, in order to hear sounds or smell odors, they strove to avail themselves of their eyes; unless indeed that there is this difference, that the sense of sight does not afford us an inferior assurance to those of smell or hearing; in place of which, neither our imagination nor our senses can give us assurance of anything unless our understanding intervene.
And there's an apple orchard behind the house in place of a back yard -- you'll see it when we get a little past -- a real apple orchard on Spofford Avenue
The hills and the rocks are rent asunder in places, excavations expose great blocks of building-stone that have lain buried for ages, and all the mean houses and walls of modern Smyrna along the way are spotted white with broken pillars, capitals and fragments of sculptured marble that once adorned the lordly palaces that were the glory of the city in the olden time.
It was not in places of general resort, or where their equals were assembled, that any avaricious or malevolent noble durst offer him injury.
In places, which now we can see from our windows, were mud-holes a hundred or more feet deep.