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Translation of "place" - English-French dictionary


noun /pleis/
a particular spot or area endroit a quiet place in the country I spent my holiday in various different places.
an empty space place There’s a place for your books on this shelf.
an area or building with a particular purpose place a market-place.
a seat (in a theatre, train, at a table etc) place He went to his place and sat down.
a position in an order, series, queue etc place She got the first place in the competition I lost my place in the queue.
a person’s position or level of importance in society etc place Warriors rose to an important place in Aztec society.
a point in the text of a book etc page The wind was blowing the pages of my book and I kept losing my place.
duty or right rôle It’s not my place to tell him he’s wrong.
a job or position in a team, organization etc poste He’s got a place in the team He’s hoping for a place on the staff.
house; home chez soi Come over to my place.
(often abbreviated to Pl.when written) a word used in the names of certain roads, streets or squares. place
a number or one of a series of numbers following a decimal point place décimale Make the answer correct to four decimal places.
place-name noun
the name of a town, hill, valley etc. nom de lieu
go places
to be successful, especially in one’s career aller loin That young man is sure to go places.
in the first/second etc place
expressions used to show steps in an argument, explanation etc d’abord….ensuite… He decided not to buy the house, because in the first place it was too expensive, and in the second place it was too far from his office.
in place
in the proper position; tidy en place, à sa place He left everything in place.
in place of
instead of au lieu de, à (sa) place We advise discussion in place of argument John couldn’t go, so I went in his place.
out of place
not suitable (to the occasion etc) déplacé His clothes are quite out of place at a formal dinner.
not in the proper position; untidy déplacé Although he had had to run most of the way, he arrived with not a hair out of place.
put oneself in someone else’s place
to imagine what it would be like to be someone else se mettre à la place de If you put yourself in his place, you can understand why he is so careful.
put (someone) in his/her place
to remind (someone), often in a rude or angry way, of his lower social position, or lack of importance, experience etc remettre (qqn) à sa place She put him in his place with a stern telling-off.
take place
to happen se passer What took place after that?
take the place of
to be used instead of, or to be a substitute for remplacer I don’t think television will ever take the place of books.
(Definition of place from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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