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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
place
    n 1: 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" [syn: topographic point, place, spot]
    2: any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this
       place?"; "the president was concerned about the property
       across from the White House" [syn: place, property]
    3: 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: a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"
    5: the post or function properly or customarily occupied or
       served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his
       place"; "in lieu of" [syn: stead, position, place,
       lieu]
    6: a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would
       you do?" [syn: place, shoes]
    7: 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?" [syn: home, place]
    8: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the
       treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office,
       spot, billet, place, situation]
    9: the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he
       put the lamp back in its place" [syn: position, place]
    10: proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his
        place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station";
        "married above her station" [syn: place, station]
    11: 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" [syn: seat, place]
    12: the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the
        page"
    13: proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman's place
        is no longer in the kitchen"
    14: a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm
        Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place" [syn: plaza, place, piazza]
    15: an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place";
        "moved from third to fifth position" [syn: place,
        position]
    16: a blank area; "write your name in the space provided" [syn:
        space, blank space, place]
    v 1: 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" [syn: put, set, place, pose,
         position, lay]
    2: place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was
       placed on probation"
    3: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these
       students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food
       guide" [syn: rate, rank, range, order, grade,
       place]
    4: assign a location to; "The company located some of their
       agents in Los Angeles" [syn: locate, place, site]
    5: to arrange for; "place a phone call"; "place a bet"
    6: take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal;
       "Jerry came in third in the Marathon" [syn: place, come
       in, come out]
    7: 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" [syn: target, aim, place, direct,
       point]
    8: recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or
       something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
       [syn: identify, place]
    9: assign to (a job or a home)
    10: locate; "The film is set in Africa" [syn: set, localize,
        localise, place]
    11: estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." [syn:
        place, put, set]
    12: identify the location or place of; "We localized the source
        of the infection" [syn: place, localize, localise]
    13: make an investment; "Put money into bonds" [syn: invest,
        put, commit, place] [ant: disinvest, divest]
    14: assign to a station [syn: station, post, send,
        place]
    15: finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2
        on number six to place"
    16: sing a note with the correct pitch

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Place \Place\ (pl[=a]s), n. [F., fr. L. platea a street, an
   area, a courtyard, from Gr. platei^a a street, properly fem.
   of platy`s, flat, broad; akin to Skr. p[.r]thu, Lith. platus.
   Cf. Flawn, Piazza, Plate, Plaza.]
   1. Any portion of space regarded as measured off or distinct
      from all other space, or appropriated to some definite
      object or use; position; ground; site; spot; rarely,
      unbounded space.
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            Here is the place appointed.          --Shak.
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            What place can be for us
            Within heaven's bound?                --Milton.
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            The word place has sometimes a more confused sense,
            and stands for that space which any body takes up;
            and so the universe is a place.       --Locke.
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   2. A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or
      short part of a street open only at one end. "Hangman boys
      in the market place." --Shak.
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   3. A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a
      mansion; a village, town, or city; a fortified town or
      post; a stronghold; a region or country.
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            Are you native of this place?         --Shak.
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   4. Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement,
      dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or
      position; condition; also, official station; occupation;
      calling. "The enervating magic of place." --Hawthorne.
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            Men in great place are thrice servants. --Bacon.
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            I know my place as I would they should do theirs.
                                                  --Shak.
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   5. Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure
      or removal of another being or thing being implied). "In
      place of Lord Bassanio." --Shak.
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   6. A definite position or passage of a document.
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            The place of the scripture which he read was this.
                                                  --Acts viii.
                                                  32.
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   7. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as,
      he said in the first place.
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   8. Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for.
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            My word hath no place in you.         --John viii.
                                                  37.
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   9. (Astron.) Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body;
      -- usually defined by its right ascension and declination,
      or by its latitude and longitude.
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   10. (Racing) The position of first, second, or third at the
       finish, esp. the second position. In betting, to win a
       bet on a horse for place it must, in the United States,
       finish first or second, in England, usually, first,
       second, or third.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   Place of arms (Mil.), a place calculated for the rendezvous
      of men in arms, etc., as a fort which affords a safe
      retreat for hospitals, magazines, etc. --Wilhelm.

   High place (Script.), a mount on which sacrifices were
      offered. "Him that offereth in the high place." --Jer.
      xlviii. 35.

   In place, in proper position; timely.

   Out of place, inappropriate; ill-timed; as, his remarks
      were out of place.

   Place kick (Football), the act of kicking the ball after it
      has been placed on the ground.

   Place name, the name of a place or locality. --London
      Academy.

   To give place, to make room; to yield; to give way; to give
      advantage. "Neither give place to the devil." --Eph. iv.
      27. "Let all the rest give place." --Shak.

   To have place, to have a station, room, or seat; as, such
      desires can have no place in a good heart.

   To take place.
       (a) To come to pass; to occur; as, the ceremony will not
           take place.
       (b) To take precedence or priority. --Addison.
       (c) To take effect; to prevail. "If your doctrine takes
           place." --Berkeley. "But none of these excuses would
           take place." --Spenser.

   To take the place of, to be substituted for.
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   Syn: Situation; seat; abode; position; locality; location;
        site; spot; office; employment; charge; function; trust;
        ground; room; stead.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Place \Place\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Placing.] [Cf. F. placer. See Place, n.]
   1. To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or
      place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a
      particular place; to fix; to settle; to locate; as, to
      place a book on a shelf; to place balls in tennis.

   Syn: Put.
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              Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown.
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. To put or set in a particular rank, office, or position;
      to surround with particular circumstances or relations in
      life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life;
      as, in whatever sphere one is placed.
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            Place such over them to be rulers.    --Ex. xviii.
                                                  21.
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   3. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place
      money in a bank.
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   4. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a
      friend. "My resolution 's placed." --Shak.
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   5. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.
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            Place it for her chief virtue.        --Shak.
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   6. (Racing) To determine or announce the place of at the
      finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three
      horses are placed officially.
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   7. (Rugby Football) To place-kick ( a goal).
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   8. to recognize or identify (a person). [Colloq. U.S.]
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4. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015)
PLACE

   Programming Language for Automatic Checkout Equipment.

   ["The Compiler for the Programming Language for Automatic
   Checkout Equipment (PLACE)", AFAPL TR-68-27, Battelle Inst,
   Columbus, May 1968].


5. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
PLACE, pleading, evidence. A particular portion of space; locality. 
     2. In local actions, the plaintiff must lay his venue in the county in 
which the action arose. It is a general rule, that the place of every 
traversable fact, stated in the pleading, must be distinctly alleged; Com. 
Dig. Pleader, c. 20; Cro. Eliz. 78, 98; Lawes' Pl. 57; Bac. Ab. Venue, B; 
Co. Litt. 303 a; and some place must be alleged for every such fact; this is 
done by designating the city, town, village, parish or district, together 
with the county in which the fact is alleged to have occurred; and the place 
thus designated, is called the venue. (q.v.) 
     3. In transitory actions, the place laid in the declaration, need not 
be the place where the cause of action arose, unless when required by 
statute. In local actions, the plaintiff will be confined in his proof to 
the county laid in the declaration. 
     4. In criminal cases the facts must be laid and proved to have been 
committed within the jurisdiction of the court, or the defendant must be 
acquitted. 2 Hawk. c. 25, s. 84; Arch. Cr. Pl. 40, 95. Vide, generally, 
Gould on Pl. c. 3, 102-104; Arch. Civ. Pl. 366; Hamm. N. P. 462; 1 Saund. 
347, n. 1; 2 Saund. 5 n. 



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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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