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English definition of “place”

place

noun (AREA)    /pleɪs/
A1 [C] an area, town, building, etc.: Her garden was a cool pleasant place to sit. What was the name of that place we drove through on the way to New York? They decided to go to a pizza place. There are several places of interest to visit in the area. It's important to feel comfortable in your place of work.Places and locationsUnpleasant places A2 [C] informal someone's home: I'm looking for a place to live. We'll have the meeting at my place.Home [S] a suitable area, building, situation, or occasion: University is a great place for making new friends. [+ to infinitive] This meeting isn't the place to discuss your problems, I'm afraid.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of place noun (AREA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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