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French translation of “place”

place

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 The wind was blowing the pages of my book and I kept losing my place. duty or right 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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