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place

noun  /pleɪs/ us  

place noun (AREA)

[C] an area, a building, or a city, town, or village: Airports are usually busy places. Larchmont is a nice place to live. [C] Your place is your home: We can meet at my place. [C] A place is also an area or building used for a specific purpose: a place of worship

place noun (POSITION)

[C] a particular position: That’s the best place for the piano. The librarian put the book back in its place (= in the right position). [C] A place is also a space for a person, as in a theater, at a table, or in a line: Will you hold my place in line for a minute?in place If plans are in place, they have been made: I think everything’s in place for the wedding.in place In place can also be used to talk about something that is being used now: The new building code will replace the rules that are currently in place.

place noun (RANK)

[C] the rank someone or something has: Our team finished in second place.

place noun (JOB)

[C] a job, or a position in an organization, at a school, etc.: Ann just got a place at Yale.

place noun (DUTY)

[U] a person’s duty or position of authority: [+ to infinitive] It’s not your place to tell me what to do.

place

verb  /pleɪs/ us  

place verb (RECOGNIZE)

[T] to recognize someone or something because of memory or past experience: She looks familiar, but I can’t place her.

place verb (PUT)

[T] to put someone in a situation: They placed him in a nursing home. She was placed under arrest.

place verb (INVEST)

[T] to invest or risk money: They placed a significant amount in stocks.

place verb (GIVE)

[T] to arrange to get something by telling someone who will supply it: I placed an order for three CDs.
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