Place Definition

Define what is Place?

1. place, spot, topographic point (noun)

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.

point noun
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location.


tomb, grave noun
a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone).

junction noun
the place where two or more things come together.

birthplace, place of birth noun
the place where someone was born.

polling place, polling station noun
a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election.

end noun
one of two places from which people are communicating to each other.

hiding place noun
a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself).

heights, high noun
a high place.

hole-in-the-wall noun
a small unpretentious out-of-the-way place.

holy, holy place, sanctum noun
a sacred place of pilgrimage.

Mecca noun
a place that attracts many visitors.

nesting place noun
a place suitable for nesting.

overlook noun
a high place affording a good view.

crest, summit, top, peak, tip, Crown noun
the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill).

rendezvous noun
a place where people meet.

scour noun
a place that is scoured (especially by running water).

service area noun
place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities.

showplace noun
a place that is frequently exhibited and visited for its historical interest or natural beauty.

solitude noun
a solitary place.

stop noun
a spot where something halts or pauses.

target area, target noun
the location of the target that is to be hit.

puddle, pool noun
something resembling a pool of liquid.

zone noun
a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features.

2. lay, place, put, Set, position, pose (verb)

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.
Synonyms: lay, put, Set, position, pose

move, displace verb
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense.


put in, inclose, insert, stick in, introduce, enclose verb

docket verb
place on the docket for legal action.

cock verb
set the trigger of a firearm back for firing.

postpose verb
place after another constituent in the sentence.

prepose verb
place before another constituent in the sentence.

step verb
place (a ship's mast) in its step.

put back, replace verb
put something back where it belongs.

stratify verb
form, arrange, or deposit in layers.

plant verb
place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive.

intersperse verb
place at intervals in or among.

snuggle, nestle verb
position comfortably.

pile verb
place or lay as if in a pile.

arrange, set up verb
put into a proper or systematic order.

superimpose, lay over, superpose verb
place on top of.

superpose verb
place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide.

Park verb
place temporarily.

ensconce, settle verb
fix firmly.

dispose verb
place or put in a particular order.

emplace verb
put into place or position.

emplace verb
provide a new emplacement for guns.

ship verb
place on board a ship.

underlay verb
put (something) under or beneath.

trench verb
set, plant, or bury in a trench.

pigeonhole verb
place into a small compartment.

shelve verb
place on a shelf.

jar verb
place in a cylindrical vessel.

repose verb
to put something (eg trust) in something.

sign verb
place signs, as along a road.

middle verb
put in the middle.

parallelize verb
place parallel to one another.

butt verb
place end to end without overlapping.

recess verb
put into a recess.

reposition verb
place into another position.

throw, thrust verb
place or put with great energy.

tee, tee up verb
place on a tee.

rack up verb
place in a rack.

coffin verb
place into a coffin.

bed verb
put to bed.

appose verb
place side by side or in close proximity.

place down, put down, set down verb
cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place.

sow, seed verb
place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth.

misplace verb
place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position.

juxtapose verb
place side by side.

set down verb
put or settle into a position.

bottle verb
put into bottles.

bucket verb
put into a bucket.

barrel verb
put in barrels.

ground verb
place or put on the ground.

pillow, rest verb
rest on or as if on a pillow.

mislay, misplace, lose verb
place (something) where one cannot find it again.

upend verb
set, turn, or stand on end.

seat, sit down, sit verb
show to a seat; assign a seat for.

seat verb
place in or on a seat.

lay, put down, repose verb
put in a horizontal position.

place upright, stand up, stand verb
put into an upright position.

recline verb
cause to recline.

plant, Set verb
put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground.

instal, install, put in, set up verb
set up for use.

posit, situate, deposit, fix verb
put (something somewhere) firmly.

ladle verb
put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle.

poise verb
cause to be balanced or suspended.

lean verb
cause to lean or incline.

clap verb
put quickly or forcibly.

rest verb
put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying.

perch verb
cause to perch or sit.

load verb
put (something) on a structure or conveyance.

cram verb
put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled.

Set verb
put into a position that will restore a normal state.

siphon verb
move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action.

seat verb
place or attach firmly in or on a base.

position verb
cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation.

glycerolise, glycerolize verb
place in glycerol.

space verb
place at intervals.

marshal verb
place in proper rank.

settle, settle down verb
settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground.

throw verb
to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly.

imbricate verb
place so as to overlap.

3. place (verb)

place somebody in a particular situation or location.

  • he was placed on probation.

assign, delegate, designate, depute verb
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person).

4. place, property (noun)

any area set aside for a particular purpose.

  • who owns this place?.
  • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House.
Synonyms: property

boatyard noun
a place where boats are built or maintained or stored.

sanctuary noun
a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept.

Centre, center noun
a place where some particular activity is concentrated.

Colony noun
a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated.

hatchery noun
a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs).

5. grade, rate, rank, place, range, Order (verb)

assign a rank or rating to.

  • how would you rank these students?.
  • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide.
Synonyms: grade, rate, rank, range, Order

pass judgment, evaluate, judge verb
form a critical opinion of.


superordinate verb
place in a superior order or rank.

shortlist verb
put someone or something on a short list.

seed verb
distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds.

reorder verb
assign a new order to.

subordinate verb
rank or order as less important or consider of less value.

prioritise, prioritize verb
assign a priority to.

sequence verb
arrange in a sequence.

downgrade verb
rate lower; lower in value or esteem.

upgrade verb
rate higher; raise in value or esteem.

6. place (noun)

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.

cognition, knowledge, noesis noun
the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning.


layer, stratum, level noun
an abstract place usually conceived as having depth.

7. site, locate, place (verb)

assign a location to.

  • The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles.
Synonyms: site, locate

station, Post, send, place verb
assign to a station.

8. place (noun)

a general vicinity.

  • He comes from a place near Chicago.

locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity noun
a surrounding or nearby region.

9. place (verb)

to arrange for.

  • place a phone call.
  • place a bet.

Order verb
make a request for something.

10. lieu, stead, place, position (noun)

the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another.

  • can you go in my stead?.
  • took his place.
  • in lieu of.
Synonyms: lieu, stead, position

role, function, office, part noun
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.


behalf noun
as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as.

11. come in, come out, place (verb)

take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal.

  • Jerry came in third in the Marathon.
Synonyms: come in, come out

rank verb
take or have a position relative to others.

12. shoes, place (noun)

a particular situation.

  • If you were in my place what would you do?.
Synonyms: shoes

situation, position noun
a condition or position in which you find yourself.

13. target, direct, aim, place, point (verb)

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.
Synonyms: target, direct, aim, point

aim, take aim, train, direct, take verb
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards.


address verb
direct a question at someone.

home in, range in, zero in verb
direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids.

14. home, place (noun)

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?.
Synonyms: home

abode, residence noun
any address at which you dwell more than temporarily.


home away from home, home from home noun
a place where you are just as comfortable and content as if you were home.

15. identify, place (verb)

recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something.

  • She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster.
Synonyms: identify

Set, determine verb
fix conclusively or authoritatively.

16. berth, billet, Post, situation, position, office, place, spot (noun)

a job in an organization.

  • he occupied a post in the treasury.

Job, line of work, occupation, business, line noun
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.


academicianship noun
the position of member of an honorary academy.

accountantship noun
the position of accountant.

admiralty noun
the office of admiral.

ambassadorship noun
the post of ambassador.

apostleship noun
the position of apostle.

apprenticeship noun
the position of apprentice.

associateship noun
the position of associate (as in an office or academy).

attorneyship noun
the position of attorney.

bailiffship noun
the office of bailiff.

baronetage noun
the state of a baronet.

bishopry, episcopate noun
the office and dignity of a bishop.

cadetship noun
the position of cadet.

Caliphate noun
the office of a caliph.

captaincy, captainship noun
the post of captain.

cardinalship noun
the office of cardinal.

chairmanship noun
the position of chairman.

chancellorship noun
the office of chancellor.

chaplaincy, chaplainship noun
the position of chaplain.

chieftaincy, chieftainship noun
the position of chieftain.

clerkship noun
the job of clerk.

commandership, commandery noun
the position or office of commander.

comptrollership noun
the position of comptroller.

consulship noun
the post of consul.

controllership noun
the position of controller.

councillorship, councilorship noun
the position of council member.

counsellorship, counselorship noun
the position of counselor.

curacy noun
the position of a curate.

curatorship noun
the position of curator.

custodianship noun
the position of custodian.

deanship, deanery noun
the position or office of a dean.

directorship noun
the position of a director of a business concern.

discipleship noun
the position of disciple.

editorship noun
the position of editor.

eldership noun
the office of elder.

emirate noun
the office of an emir.

Fatherhood noun
the status of a father.

Fatherhood noun
the status of a religious leader.

foremanship noun
the position of foreman.

generalcy, generalship noun
the office and authority of a general.

governorship noun
the office of governor.

headship noun
the position of head.

headship noun
the position of headmaster or headmistress.

hot seat noun
a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism.

incumbency noun
the office of an incumbent.

inspectorship noun
the office of inspector.

instructorship noun
the position of instructor.

internship noun
the position of a medical intern.

judgeship, judicature noun
the position of judge.

khanate noun
the position of a khan.

lectureship noun
the post of lecturer.

legateship, legation noun
the post or office of legate.

legislatorship noun
the office of legislator.

librarianship noun
the position of librarian.

lieutenancy noun
the position of a lieutenant.

magistracy, magistrature noun
the position of magistrate.

managership noun
the position of manager.

manhood noun
the status of being a man.

marshalship noun
the post of marshall.

mastership noun
the position of master.

mayoralty noun
the position of mayor.

messiahship noun
the position of messiah.

moderatorship noun
the position of moderator.

overlordship noun
the position of overlord.

pastorship, pastorate noun
the position of pastor.

peasanthood noun
the state of being a peasant.

plum noun
a highly desirable position or assignment.

praetorship noun
the office of praetor.

precentorship noun
the position of precentor.

preceptorship noun
the position of preceptor.

prefecture noun
the office of prefect.

prelacy, prelature noun
the office or station of a prelate.

premiership noun
the office of premier.

presidentship, presidency noun
the office and function of president.

primateship noun
the office of primate.

principalship noun
the post of principal.

priorship noun
the office of prior.

proconsulate, proconsulship noun
the position of proconsul.

proctorship noun
the position of proctor.

professorship, chair noun
the position of professor.

protectorship noun
the position of protector.

public office noun
a position concerning the people as a whole.

rabbinate noun
the office or function of a rabbi.

receivership noun
the office of a receiver.

rectorate, rectorship noun
the office or station of a rector.

Regency noun
the office of a regent.

residency noun
the position of physician who is receiving special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship).

rulership noun
the position of ruler.

sainthood noun
the status and dignity of a saint.

secretaryship noun
the position of secretary.

feudal lordship, seigneury, seigniory noun
the position and authority of a feudal lord.

senatorship noun
the office of senator.

sinecure noun
an office that involves minimal duties.

solicitorship noun
the position of solicitor.

speakership noun
the position of Speaker.

stewardship noun
the position of steward.

studentship noun
the position of student.

teachership noun
the position of teacher.

thaneship noun
the position of thane.

throne noun
the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions.

treasurership noun
the position of treasurer.

tribuneship noun
the position of tribune.

trusteeship noun
the position of trustee.

vice-presidency noun
the office and function of a vice president.

viceroyship noun
the position of viceroy.

viziership noun
the position of vizier.

wardenship noun
the position of warden.

wardership noun
the position of warder.

womanhood noun
the status of a woman.

17. place (verb)

assign to (a job or a home).


    assign, delegate, designate, depute verb
    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person).

    18. position, place (noun)

    the particular portion of space occupied by something.

    • he put the lamp back in its place.
    Synonyms: position

    point noun
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location.


    wing noun
    (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft.

    half-mast, half-staff noun
    a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress.

    lead noun
    (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base.

    pole position noun
    the most favorable position at the start of a race.

    polls noun
    the place where people vote.

    pride of place noun
    the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place.

    anomaly noun
    (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun).

    site, situation noun
    physical position in relation to the surroundings.

    setting noun
    the physical position of something.

    juxtaposition noun
    a side-by-side position.

    Lie noun
    position or manner in which something is situated.

    Post, station noun
    the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand.

    pitch noun
    a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk).

    landmark noun
    the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape.

    right noun
    location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east.

    left noun
    location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east.

    back, rear noun
    the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer.

    front noun
    the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer.

    stand noun
    the position where a thing or person stands.

    station noun
    (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty.

    vantage noun
    place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective).

    19. station, place (noun)

    proper or designated social situation.

    • he overstepped his place.
    • the responsibilities of a man in his station.
    • married above her station.
    Synonyms: station

    social rank, social station, social status, rank noun
    position in a social hierarchy.


    niche noun
    a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it.

    20. localise, localize, Set, place (verb)


    • The film is set in Africa.
    Synonyms: localise, localize, Set

    stage, present, represent verb
    perform (a play), especially on a stage.

    21. seat, place (noun)

    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.
    Synonyms: seat

    space noun
    an area reserved for some particular purpose.


    perch noun
    an elevated place serving as a seat.

    22. put, place, Set (verb)


    • We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M..
    Synonyms: put, Set

    estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge verb
    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time).

    23. place (noun)

    the passage that is being read.

    • he lost his place on the page.

    passage noun
    a section of text; particularly a section of medium length.

    24. localise, localize, place (verb)

    identify the location or place of.

    • We localized the source of the infection.
    Synonyms: localise, localize

    situate, locate verb
    determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey.

    25. invest, commit, put, place (verb)

    make an investment.

    • Put money into bonds.
    Synonyms: invest, commit, put
    Antonyms: disinvest, divest (verb)

    reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment).


    expend, spend, drop verb
    pay out.


    fund verb
    invest money in government securities.

    roll over verb
    re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security.

    shelter verb
    invest (money) so that it is not taxable.

    tie up verb
    invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes.

    Job, speculate verb
    invest at a risk.

    buy into verb
    buy stocks or shares of a company.

    26. place (noun)

    proper or appropriate position or location.

    • a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen.

    condition, status noun
    a state at a particular time.

    27. piazza, plaza, place (noun)

    a public square with room for pedestrians.

    • they met at Elm Plaza.
    • Grosvenor Place.
    Synonyms: piazza, plaza

    public square, square noun
    an open area at the meeting of two or more streets.

    28. station, Post, send, place (verb)

    assign to a station.

      Synonyms: station, Post, send

      move, displace verb
      cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense.


      Garrison verb
      station (troops) in a fort or garrison.

      fort verb
      station (troops) in a fort.

      site, locate, place verb
      assign a location to.

      29. place (verb)

      finish second or better in a horse or dog race.

      • he bet $2 on number six to place.

      race, run verb
      compete in a race.

      30. position, place (noun)

      an item on a list or in a sequence.

      • in the second place.
      • moved from third to fifth position.
      Synonyms: position

      item, point noun
      a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list.


      postposition noun
      (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 noun
      (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).

      31. blank space, space, place (noun)

      a blank area.

      • write your name in the space provided.
      Synonyms: blank space, space

      surface area, expanse, area noun
      the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary.


      margin noun
      the blank space that surrounds the text on a page.

      indention, indent, indentation, indenture noun
      the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line.

      32. place (verb)

      sing a note with the correct pitch.


        sing verb
        produce tones with the voice.

        Nearby Terms

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        place down (verb)
        cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place

        place kick (noun)
        (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking

        place mat (noun)
        a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting

        place name (noun)
        the name by which a geographical place is known

        place of birth (noun)
        the place where someone was born

        place of business (noun)
        an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered

        place of origin (noun)
        where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

        place of worship (noun)
        any building where congregations gather for prayer

        place setting (noun)
        a table service for one person

        place upright (verb)
        put into an upright position

        place-kick (verb)
        kick (a ball) from a stationary position, in football

        place-kicker (noun)
        (football) a kicker who makes a place kick for a goal

        place-kicking (noun)
        (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking

        place-worship (noun)
        the worship of places