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n., v. placed, plac•ing. n.
You can use place after an adjective when you are describing a building, room, town, or area of land. For example, instead of saying 'Paris is nice', you can say 'Paris is a nice place'.
You can say where something is using the place whereÉ. For example, you can say 'This is the place where I parked my car'.
Don't use a to-infinitive after a place where. Don't say, for example, 'I'm looking for a place where to park my car'. Say 'I'm looking for a place to park my car' or 'I'm looking for a place where I can park my car'. You can also say 'I'm looking for somewhere to park my car'.
In British English, you don't usually use 'place' after 'any' in questions or negative statements. Don't say, for example, 'She never goes to any place alone'. You say 'She never goes anywhere alone'.
In American English, anyplace is sometimes used instead of anywhere.
Don't use 'that place' to refer to somewhere that has just been mentioned. Don't say, for example, 'I threw my bag on the ground and left it in that place'. You say 'I threw my bag on the ground and left it there'.
Don't use 'place' as an uncountable noun to refer to an open or empty area. Use room or space instead. Room is more likely to be used when you are talking about space inside an enclosed area.
The verbs place and put are often used with the same meaning. Place is more formal than put, and is mainly used in writing.
If you place something somewhere, you put it there. You often use place to say that someone puts something somewhere neatly or carefully.
If you place or put pressure on someone, you urge them to do something.
If you place or put an advert in a newspaper, you pay for the advert to be printed in the newspaper.
Past participle: placed
|Noun||1.||place - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"|
tomb, grave - a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave"
junction - the place where two or more things come together
end - one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; "the phone rang at the other end"; "both ends wrote at the same time"
hiding place - a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself)
heights, high - a high place; "they stood on high and observed the countryside"; "he doesn't like heights"
hole-in-the-wall - a small unpretentious out-of-the-way place; "his office was a hole-in-the-wall"
mecca - a place that attracts many visitors; "New York is a mecca for young artists"
nesting place - a place suitable for nesting
overlook - a high place affording a good view
crest, summit, top, peak, tip, crown - the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
rendezvous - a place where people meet; "he was waiting for them at the rendezvous"
scour - a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
service area - place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities
showplace - a place that is frequently exhibited and visited for its historical interest or natural beauty
solitude - a solitary place
stop - a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"
puddle, pool - something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
zone - a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
|2.||place - any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"|
boatyard - a place where boats are built or maintained or stored
sanctuary - a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
centre, center - a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers"
colony - a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated; "a nudist colony"; "an artists' colony"
geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region - a demarcated area of the Earth
hatchery - a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs); "the park authorities operated a trout hatchery"
|3.||place - an abstract mental location; "he has a special place in my thoughts"; "a place in my heart"; "a political system with no place for the less prominent groups"|
|4.||place - a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"|
locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity - a surrounding or nearby region; "the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville"; "it is a rugged locality"; "he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"; "I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"
|5.||place - the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"|
role, function, office, part - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
behalf - as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of"); "the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child"; "this letter is written on behalf of my client";
|6.||place - a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?"|
|7.||place - where you live at a particular time; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?"|
abode, residence - any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; "a person can have several residences"
|8.||place - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"|
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
academicianship - the position of member of an honorary academy
accountantship - the position of accountant
admiralty - the office of admiral
ambassadorship - the post of ambassador
apostleship - the position of apostle
apprenticeship - the position of apprentice
associateship - the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
attorneyship - the position of attorney
bailiffship - the office of bailiff
baronetage - the state of a baronet
cadetship - the position of cadet
caliphate - the office of a caliph
cardinalship - the office of cardinal
chairmanship - the position of chairman
chancellorship - the office of chancellor
clerkship - the job of clerk
comptrollership - the position of comptroller
consulship - the post of consul
controllership - the position of controller
curacy - the position of a curate
curatorship - the position of curator
custodianship - the position of custodian
directorship - the position of a director of a business concern
discipleship - the position of disciple
editorship - the position of editor
eldership - the office of elder
emirate - the office of an emir
fatherhood - the status of a father
fatherhood - the status of a religious leader
foremanship - the position of foreman
governorship - the office of governor
headship - the position of head
headship - the position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seat - a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbency - the office of an incumbent
inspectorship - the office of inspector
instructorship - the position of instructor
internship - the position of a medical intern
khanate - the position of a khan
lectureship - the post of lecturer
legislatorship - the office of legislator
librarianship - the position of librarian
lieutenancy - the position of a lieutenant
managership - the position of manager
manhood - the status of being a man
marshalship - the post of marshall
mastership - the position of master
mayoralty - the position of mayor
messiahship - the position of messiah
moderatorship - the position of moderator
overlordship - the position of overlord
peasanthood - the state of being a peasant; "the same homely dress she wore in the days of her peasanthood"
plum - a highly desirable position or assignment; "a political plum"
praetorship - the office of praetor
precentorship - the position of precentor
preceptorship - the position of preceptor
prefecture - the office of prefect
|9.||place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"|
wing - (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
half-mast, half-staff - a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress
lead - (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
pole position - the most favorable position at the start of a race
polls - the place where people vote
pride of place - the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
anomaly - (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
site, situation - physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
setting - the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"
juxtaposition - a side-by-side position
lie - position or manner in which something is situated
post, station - the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
pitch - a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk); "he was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors"
landmark - the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape; "the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"
right - location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east; "he stood on the right"
left - location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east; "she stood on the left"
back, rear - the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; "he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store"
front - the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer; "he walked to the front of the stage"
stand - the position where a thing or person stands
station - (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
vantage - place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective)
|10.||place - proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station"|
niche - a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it; "he found his niche in the academic world"
|11.||place - a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place"|
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
perch - an elevated place serving as a seat
space - an area reserved for some particular purpose; "the laboratory's floor space"
|12.||place - the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the page"|
passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
|13.||place - proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen"|
|14.||place - a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place"|
|15.||place - an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"|
item, point - a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
postposition - (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached)
preposition - (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)
|16.||place - a blank area; "write your name in the space provided"|
surface area, expanse, area - the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
margin - the blank space that surrounds the text on a page; "he jotted a note in the margin"
indention, indent, indentation, indenture - the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
form - a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"
|Verb||1.||place - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"|
docket - place on the docket for legal action; "Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried"
cock - set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
postpose - place after another constituent in the sentence; "Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them"
prepose - place before another constituent in the sentence; "English preposes the adpositions; Japanese postposes them"
step - place (a ship's mast) in its step
put back, replace - put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
stratify - form, arrange, or deposit in layers; "The fish are stratified in barrels"; "The rock was stratified by the force of the water"; "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"
plant - place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
intersperse - place at intervals in or among; "intersperse exclamation marks in the text"
pile - place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
superpose - place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
park - place temporarily; "park the car in the yard"; "park the children with the in-laws"; "park your bag in this locker"
dispose - place or put in a particular order; "the dots are unevenly disposed"
emplace - put into place or position; "the box with the ancestors' ashes was emplaced on the top shelf of the house altar"
emplace - provide a new emplacement for guns
ship - place on board a ship; "ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
underlay - put (something) under or beneath; "They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper"
trench - set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables"
pigeonhole - place into a small compartment
shelve - place on a shelf; "shelve books"
jar - place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"
repose - to put something (eg trust) in something; "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"
sign - place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed"
middle - put in the middle
parallelize - place parallel to one another
butt - place end to end without overlapping; "The frames must be butted at the joints"
recess - put into a recess; "recess lights"
reposition - place into another position
throw, thrust - place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
rack up - place in a rack; "rack pool balls"
coffin - place into a coffin; "her body was coffined"
bed - put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
appose - place side by side or in close proximity
place down, put down, set down - cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place; "set down your bags here"
misplace - place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position; "misplaced modifiers"
juxtapose - place side by side; "The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors"
set down - put or settle into a position; "The hotel was set down at the bottom of the valley"
bottle - put into bottles; "bottle the mineral water"
bucket - put into a bucket
barrel - put in barrels
ground - place or put on the ground
mislay, misplace, lose - place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
upend - set, turn, or stand on end; "upend the box and empty the contents"
seat - place in or on a seat; "the mother seated the toddler on the high chair"
|2.||place - place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was placed on probation"|
|3.||place - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"|
superordinate - place in a superior order or rank; "These two notions are superordinated to a third"
shortlist - put someone or something on a short list
seed - distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds
reorder - assign a new order to
subordinate - rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
sequence - arrange in a sequence
downgrade - rate lower; lower in value or esteem
upgrade - rate higher; raise in value or esteem
|4.||place - assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"|
|5.||place - to arrange for; "place a phone call"; "place a bet"|
order - make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
|6.||place - take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; "Jerry came in third in the Marathon"|
rank - take or have a position relative to others; "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
|7.||place - intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"|
address - direct a question at someone
aim, take aim, train, direct, take - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
|8.||place - recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"|
differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, severalise, severalize, tell apart, separate, tell - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
|9.||place - assign to (a job or a home)|
|10.||place - locate; "The film is set in Africa"|
|11.||place - estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."|
|12.||place - identify the location or place of; "We localized the source of the infection"|
|13.||place - make an investment; "Put money into bonds"|
fund - invest money in government securities
roll over - re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security; "She rolled over her IRA"
shelter - invest (money) so that it is not taxable
tie up - invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes; "All my money is tied up in long-term investments"
job, speculate - invest at a risk; "I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"
buy into - buy stocks or shares of a company
|14.||place - assign to a station|
garrison - station (troops) in a fort or garrison
fort - station (troops) in a fort
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
|15.||place - finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place"|
|16.||place - sing a note with the correct pitch|
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
Places and their nicknames
|Aberdeen||the Granite City|
|Adelaide||the City of Churches|
|Amsterdam||the Venice of the North|
|Birmingham||Brum or the Venice of the North|
|Bruges||the Venice of the North|
|California||the Golden State|
|Chicago||the Windy City|
|Dallas||the Big D|
|Detroit||the Motor City|
|Dresden||Florence on the Elbe|
|Dublin||the Fair City|
|Dumfries||Queen of the South|
|Edinburgh||Auld Reekie or the Athens of the North|
|Florida||the Sunshine State|
|Glasgow||the Dear Green Place|
|Hamburg||the Venice of the North|
|Indiana||the Hoosier State|
|Iowa||the Hawkeye State|
|Ireland||the Emerald Isle|
|Jamaica||J.A. or the Yard|
|Jerusalem||the Holy City|
|Kentucky||the Bluegrass State|
|London||the Big Smoke or the Great Wen|
|New Jersey||the Garden State|
|New Orleans||the Crescent City or the Big Easy|
|New South Wales||Ma State|
|New York (City)||the Big Apple|
|New York (State)||the Empire State|
|New Zealand||Pig Island|
|North Carolina||the Tarheel State|
|Nottingham||Queen of the Midlands|
|Oklahoma||the Sooner State|
|Pennsylvania||the Keystone State|
|Prince Edward Island||Spud Island|
|Queensland||Bananaland or the Deep North (both derogatory)|
|Rome||the Eternal City|
|Southeastern U.S.A.||Dixie, Dixieland, or the Deep South|
|Tasmania||Tassie or the Apple Isle|
|Texas||the Lone Star State|
|Utah||the Beehive State|
this is the place → éste es el lugar, aquí es
we came to a place where → llegamos a un lugar donde ...
the furniture was all over the place → los muebles estaban todos manga por hombro
we're all over the place → tenemos un lío que no nos aclaramos
in another or some other place → en otra parte
any place will do → cualquier lugar vale or sirve
it all began to fall into place → todo empezó a tener sentido
when the new law/system is in place → cuando la nueva ley/el nuevo sistema entre en vigor
a blue suit, worn in places → un traje azul, raído a retazos
the snow was a metre deep in places → había tramos or trozos en que la nieve cubría un metro
this is no place for you → éste no es sitio para ti
there was no place to hide → no había donde esconderse
to run in place (US) → correr en parada
it must be some place else (US) → estará en otra parte
a place in the sun (fig) → una posición envidiable
place of amusement → lugar m de diversión
place of birth → lugar m de nacimiento
place of business [of employment] → lugar m de trabajo; (= office) → oficina f, despacho m; (= shop) → comercio m
place of refuge → refugio m, asilo m
place of residence → domicilio m, residencia f
place of worship → templo m, lugar m de culto
it's a small place → es un pueblo pequeño
to go places (US) (= travel) → viajar, conocer mundo
he's going places (fig) → llegará lejos
we like to go places at weekends → durante los fines de semana nos gusta salir de excursión
from place to place → de un sitio a otro
he drifted from place to place, from job to job → iba de un sitio a otro, de trabajo en trabajo
his place in the country → su casa de campo
they have a new place now → tienen una nueva casa ya
we were at Peter's place → estuvimos en casa de Pedro, estuvimos donde Pedro
come to our place → ven (a visitarnos) a casa
my place or yours? → ¿en mi casa o en la tuya?
I helped him out when he had no place to go → yo le eché una mano cuando no tenía donde ir
there's a new pizza place in town → han abierto un sitio de pizzas en el centro
I must be mad, working in this place → debo de estar loca para trabajar en este sitio or lugar
does this have a place? → ¿tiene esto un sitio determinado?
this isn't the place to discuss politics → no es el lugar más indicado para hablar de política
his troops were in place → sus tropas estaban en su sitio
he checked that his tie was in place → comprobó que llevaba bien puesta or colocada la corbata
the final arrangements are now in place → ya se han ultimado los preparativos que faltaban
everything in its place → cada cosa en su lugar
to hold sth in place → sujetar algo en su lugar
to put sth back in its place → devolver algo a su sitio
to be out of place → estar fuera de lugar
it looks out of place here → aquí parece que está fuera de (su) lugar
that remark was quite out of place → aquella observación estaba fuera de lugar
I feel rather out of place here → me siento como que estoy de más aquí, aquí me siento un poco fuera de lugar
to laugh in or at the right place → reírse en el momento oportuno
to find/lose one's place → encontrar/perder la página
to mark one's place → poner una marca (de por dónde se va) en un libro
are there any places left? → ¿quedan plazas?
is this place taken? → ¿está ocupado este asiento?
he managed to keep his place in the team → logró conservar su puesto en el equipo
a university place → una plaza en la universidad
to change places with sb → cambiar de sitio con algn
to give place to → dar paso a
to lay an extra place for sb → poner otro cubierto para algn
to lose one's place (in queue) → perder su turno
his uncle found him a place in the firm → su tío le buscó un puesto en la compañía
places for 500 workers → 500 puestos de trabajo
to seek a place in publishing → buscarse una colocación or un puesto en una casa editorial
it is not my place to do it → no me toca a mí hacerlo
put yourself in my place → ponte en mi lugar
if I were in your place → yo en tu lugar, yo que tú
your place is to obey orders → lo tuyo es obedecer órdenes
I wouldn't mind changing places with her! → ¡no me importaría estar en su lugar!
friends in high places → amigos mpl bien situados
to know one's place → saber cuál es su lugar
racism has no place here → aquí no hay sitio para el racismo
she occupies a special place in the heart of the British people → ocupa un rincón especial en el corazón del pueblo británico
to take the place of sth/sb → sustituir or suplir algo/a algn
nobody could ever take his place → nadie sería capaz de sustituirlo
I was unable to go so Sheila took my place → yo no pude ir, así que Sheila lo hizo por mí
to work sth out to three places of decimals → calcular algo hasta las milésimas or hasta con tres decimales
Madrid won, with Bilbao in second place → ganó Madrid, con Bilbao en segunda posición or segundo lugar
she took second place in the race/Latin exam → quedó la segunda en la carrera/el examen de Latín
he didn't like having to take second place to his wife in public → delante de la gente no le gustaba quedar en un segundo plano detrás de su mujer
for her, money takes second place to job satisfaction → para ella un trabajo gratificante va antes que el dinero
to put sb in his place → poner a algn en su lugar, bajar los humos a algn
in the first/second place → en primer/segundo lugar
in place of → en lugar de, en vez de
to take place → tener lugar
the marriage will not now take place → ahora la boda no se celebrará, ahora no habrá boda
there are great changes taking place → están ocurriendo or se están produciendo grandes cambios
she placed the dish on the table → puso el plato en la mesa
place the mask over your nose and mouth → colóquese la mascarilla sobre la nariz y la boca
to place a matter in sb's hands → dejar un asunto en manos de algn
the drought is placing heavy demands on the water supply → la sequía está poniendo en serios apuros al suministro de agua
his job places heavy demands on him → su trabajo le exige mucho
unemployment places a great strain on families → el desempleo somete a las familias a una fuerte presión
I had no qualms about placing my confidence in him → no tenía ningún reparo en depositar mi confianza en él
they place too much emphasis on paper qualifications → le dan demasiada importancia a los títulos
we should place no trust in that → no hay que fiarse de eso
the house is well placed → la casa está bien situada
we are better placed than a month ago → estamos en mejor situación que hace un mes
he is well placed to see it all → está en una buena posición para observarlo todo
we are well placed to attack → estamos en una buena posición para atacar
how are you placed for money? → ¿qué tal andas de dinero?
goods that are difficult to place → mercancías fpl que no encuentran salida
to place an advert in a paper → poner un anuncio en un periódico
to place a contract for machinery with a French firm → firmar un contrato con una compañía francesa para adquirir unas máquinas
to place an order (for sth) (with sb) → hacer un pedido (de algo) (a algn)
see also bet C1
the child was placed with a loving family → el niño fue (enviado) a vivir con una familia muy cariñosa
to be placed (in horse race) → llegar colocado
they are currently placed second in the league → actualmente ocupan el segundo lugar de la clasificación
Vigo is well placed in the League → Vigo tiene un buen puesto en la Liga
she was placed in the top group for maths → en matemáticas la colocaron en el grupo de los mejores
place kick N (Rugby) → puntapié m colocado (Ftbl) → tiro m libre
place mat N → bajoplato m, salvamanteles m inv individual
place name N → topónimo m place names (as study, in general) → toponimia f
the place names of Aragon → la toponimia aragonesa
place setting N → cubierto m
the place where → l'endroit où
a good place to ... → un bon endroit pour ...
We were looking for a good place to camp → Nous cherchions un bon endroit pour camper.
in the same place → au même endroit
The pain was always in the same place → La douleur était toujours au même endroit.
in the wrong place → au mauvais endroit
Don't park your car in the wrong place → Ne garez pas votre voiture au mauvais endroit.
in a safe place → en lieu sûr
I keep these cards in a safe place → Je ranges ces cartes en lieu sûr.
in two places at once → en deux endroits à la fois
from place to place → d'un endroit à l'autre
all over the place (= everywhere) → partout
to be all over the place (mainly British) (= disorganized) → être dispersé(e)
in places → par endroits
he's going places (fig) → il fait son chemin
to take place → avoir lieu
It's a quiet place → C'est un endroit tranquille.
There are a lot of interesting places to visit → Il y a beaucoup d'endroits intéressants à visiter.
My wife and I discovered some superb places to eat → Ma femme et moi avons découvert de merveilleux endroits où manger.
place of worship → lieu de culte
place of birth → lieu de naissance
a parking place → une place de stationnement
I found a place to park → J'ai trouvé où me garer., J'ai trouvé une place de stationnement.
Can you find a place for that dish in the cupboard? → Tu peux trouver une place pour ce plat dans le placard ?
to lose one's place → ne plus s'y retrouver
he returned the album to its place on the shelf → il a remis l'album à sa place sur l'étagère
to put sth back in its place → remettre qch à sa place
to be in place (= in right position) → être à sa place
All the keys are in place. They don't seem to have stolen any → Toutes les clés sont à leur place. Il semble qu'ils n'en aient volé aucune. (= functioning) [law, policy, structure] → être en place
Similar legislation is already in place in Wales → Une législation similaire est déjà en place au Pays de Galles.
Everything was in place for the handover of power → Tout était en place pour la passation de pouvoir.
to be out of place (= in wrong position) → ne pas être à sa place
Some of my books seem to be out of place → Certains de mes livres ne semblent pas à leur place.
She didn't have a single hair out of place
BUT Elle n'avait pas un cheveu de travers.; Elle n'avait pas un cheveu qui dépassait.
out of place (= not suitable) [remark, behaviour] → déplacé(e)
Her use of the word "hate" seemed out of place → Son emploi du mot "haine" semblait déplacé.
to feel out of place → ne pas se sentir à sa place
I feel out of place here → Je ne me sens pas à ma place ici.
everything fell into place (= become clear) → tout est devenu clair
Britain won third place at the games in Barcelona → La Grande-Bretagne a gagné la troisième place aux jeux de Barcelone.
He has risen to second place in the opinion polls → Il est monté à la deuxième place dans les sondages.
Britain's place in the world → la place de la Grande-Bretagne dans le monde
to occupy an important place in sth → occuper une place importante dans qch
people in high places → les gens haut placés
to have friends in high places → avoir des amis haut placés
to learn one's place → apprendre à tenir sa place
to put sb in their place (fig) → remettre qn à sa place
to take second place to sth (= be less important than) → céder le pas à qch
My personal life has had to take second place to my career → Ma vie personnelle a dû céder le pas à ma carrière.
to take sth's place → prendre la place de qch
to take sb's place → prendre la place de qn
He eventually took Charlie's place in the band → Il a fini par prendre la place de Charlie dans le groupe.
What would you have done in my place? → Qu'auriez-vous fait à ma place?
to change places (= swap seats) → changer de place
Tamsin, change places with Delphine! → Tamsin, change de place avec Delphine!
to change places with sb (fig) → échanger sa place avec qn
I wouldn't change places with anyone → je n'échangerais ma place pour rien au monde
Shall we meet at your place? → On se retrouve chez toi?
to sb's place → chez qn
Do you want to come round to my place? → Tu veux venir chez moi?
We had gone on to Aunt Clare's place → Nous étions allés chez tante Clare.
a place of one's own → un endroit à soi
The poor guy obviously didn't have any place to go → À l'évidence, le pauvre gars n'avait nulle part où aller.
every place (= everywhere) → partout
no place (= nowhere) → nulle part
This is not the place for a lengthy discussion → Ce n'est pas le moment de se lancer dans une longue discussion.
in the first place (= most importantly) → en premier lieu
in the first place (= originally) → en premier lieu
What brought you to Washington in the first place? → Qu'est-ce qui vous amené à Washington en premier lieu ?
Lawrence visited us in place of John, who was ill → Lawrence nous a rendu visite à la place de John, qui était malade
in its place (= where it used to be) → à sa place
The factory has been pulled down, and in its place a new hospital has been built → L'usine a été démolie et à sa place un nouvel hôpital a été construit.
to place one's hand on sth → poser la main sur qch
He placed his hand on hers → Il a posé la main sur la sienne.
to place one's faith in sth → placer tous ses espoirs dans qch
to place one's hopes on sth → placer ses espoirs dans qch
to place sb on a par with sb → placer qn sur le même pied que qn
Some place him on a par with Einstein → Certains le placent sur le même pied qu'Einstein.
to place sth above sth → placer qch au-dessus de qch
he continued to place security above all other objectives → il continuait à placer la sécurité au-dessus de tout autre objectif
to be placed third → se classer troisième
to be placed last → se classer dernier
The authorities have placed the drug in Class A → Les autorités ont classé ce médicament en première catégorie.
She was looking at me as if she could not quite place me → Elle me regardait comme si elle n'arrivait pas à me situer exactement.
They placed an advertisement in the local paper for a secretary → Ils ont mis une annonce pour une secrétaire dans le journal local
? place of + noun place of amusement → Vergnügungsstätte f; place of birth → Geburtsort m; place of residence → Wohnort m; place of business or work → Arbeitsstelle f
? in places → stellenweise; the snow was up to a metre deep in places → der Schnee lag stellenweise bis zu einem Meter hoch
? in place everything was in place → alles war an seiner Stelle; make sure the wire/screw is properly in place → achten Sie darauf, dass der Draht/die Schraube richtig sitzt; the legislation is already in place → die gesetzlichen Regelungen gelten schon
? out of place to be out of place (= in the wrong place) → nicht an der richtigen Stelle sein; (= untidy) → in Unordnung sein; (fig, remark) → unangebracht or deplatziert sein; (person) → fehl am Platz or deplatziert sein; to look out of place → fehl am Platz or deplatziert wirken; to feel out of place → sich fehl am Platz or deplatziert fühlen; not a hair out of place → tipptopp frisiert (inf)
? all over the place (= everywhere) → überall; she’s all over the place (inf: = disorganized) → sie ist total chaotisch (inf)
? in place of → statt (+gen); McCormack played in goal in place of Miller → McCormack stand anstelle von Miller im Tor
? to fall into place → Gestalt annehmen
? in the first place (= firstly) → erstens; in the first place …, in the second place … → erstens …, zweitens …; she shouldn’t have been there in the first place (= anyway) → sie hätte überhaupt nicht or erst gar nicht dort sein sollen
? to take place → stattfinden; the meeting will take place on Monday → das Treffen findet am Montag statt
? to go places (= travel) → Ausflüge machen, herumreisen; he’s going places (fig inf) → er bringts zu was (inf)
? to give place to sth → einer Sache (dat) → Platz machen
? well/better placed we are well placed for the shops → was Einkaufsmöglichkeiten angeht, wohnen wir günstig; Liverpool are well placed in the league → Liverpool liegt gut in der Tabelle; they were well placed to observe the whole battle → sie hatten einen günstigen Platz, von dem sie die ganze Schlacht verfolgen konnten; we are well placed now to finish the job by next year → wir stehen jetzt so gut da, dass wir die Arbeit im nächsten Jahr fertigstellen können; with the extra staff we are better placed now than we were last month → mit dem zusätzlichen Personal stehen wir jetzt besser da als vor einem Monat; he is well placed (to get hold of things) → er sitzt an der Quelle; he is well placed to get information → er kommt leicht an Informationen
to take place (incident) → succedere, accadere (meeting) → aver luogo
we came to a place where ... → siamo arrivati in un posto dove....
from place to place → da un posto all'altro
this is no place for you → questo non è un posto per te
place of business → posto di lavoro
place of worship/birth → luogo di culto/nascita
all over the place → dappertutto
to go places (travel) → andare in giro (per il mondo)
he's going places (fig) (fam) → si sta facendo strada
we're going places at last (fig) (fam) → finalmente abbiamo sfondato
it's only a small place (town) → è solo un paesino (house) → è piccolina
his place in the country → la sua villa in campagna
come to our place → venite da noi or a casa nostra
to put sth back in its place → rimettere qc al suo posto
that remark was quite out of place → quell'osservazione era proprio fuori luogo
I feel rather out of place here → qui mi sento un po' fuori posto
this isn't the place to discuss politics! → questo non è il posto giusto per discutere di politica!
to change places with sb → scambiarsi di posto con qn
to take the place of sb/sth → sostituire qn/qc, prendere il posto di qn/qc
in place of → al posto di, invece di
market place → piazza del mercato
to lay an extra place for sb → aggiungere un posto a tavola per qn
he found a place for his nephew in the firm → ha trovato un posto a suo nipote nella ditta
friends in high places → amici altolocati or nelle alte sfere
to know one's place (fig) → sapere stare al proprio posto
it is not my place to do it → non sta a me farlo
to put sb in his place (fig) → mettere a posto qn, mettere qn al suo posto
place it on the table → mettilo or posalo sul tavolo
we should place no trust in that → non dovremmo farci nessun affidamento
we are better placed than a month ago → siamo in una situazione migliore or siamo messi meglio di un mese fa
awkwardly placed (shop) → piazzato/a male (fig) (person) → messo/a male (in embarassing situation) → in una posizione delicata
to place an order with sb (for) → fare un'ordinazione a qn (di)
to place a book with a publisher → trovare un editore per un libro
to place sth in sb's hands → mettere qc nelle mani di qn
we could place 200 men → possiamo procurare lavoro a 200 uomini
place→ مَكان, مَكَان, يَضَع místo, umístit placere, plads, sted Ort, Platz, stellen θέση, τοποθετώ, τόπος colocar, lugar asettaa, paikka endroit, placer mjesto, staviti collocare, luogo, posto 場所, 置く ...을 ...에 놓다, 장소 plaats, plaatsen plass, plassere, sted miejsce, umieścić colocar, local, lugar класть, место placera, plats ตำแหน่ง, วางไว้ในตำแหน่ง, สถานที่ yer, yerine, yerleştirmek chỗ, đặt, nơi chốn 位置, 地方, 放置
- Where is the nearest place to buy photographic equipment? (US)
Where is the nearest shop which sells photographic equipment? (UK)
- Where is the nearest place to buy stamps? (US)
Where is the nearest shop which sells stamps? (UK)
- Where is the nearest place to buy newspapers? (US)
Where is the nearest shop which sells newspapers? (UK)
- I need to find a place to exchange money (US)
I need to find a bureau de change (UK)
- Do you know a good place to go?
- Where is the best place to dive?