out of place

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Adj.1.out of place - of an inappropriate or misapplied nature
malapropos - of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
Adv.1.out of place - in a setting where one is or feels inappropriate or incongruous; "he felt out of place in the lingerie shop"
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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.
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