German translation of “place”
place noun /pleis/
› a particular spot or area
a quiet place in the country I spent my holiday in various different places. › an empty space
There’s a place for your books on this shelf. › an area or building with a particular purpose
a market-place. › a seat (in a theatre, train, at a table etc)
He went to his place and sat down. › a position in an order, series, queue etc
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
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
He’s got a place in the team He’s hoping for a place on the staff. › house; home
Come over to my place. › (often abbreviated to Pl.when written) a word used in the names of certain roads, streets or squares.
› a number or one of a series of numbers following a decimal point
Make the answer correct to four decimal places. place-name noun › the name of a town, hill, valley etc.
go places › to be successful, especially in one’s career
es weit bringen
That young man is sure to go places. in the first/second etc place › expressions used to show steps in an argument, explanation etc
erstens, zweitens, etc.
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
He left everything in place. in place of › instead of
an Stelle (von)
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)
fehl am Platz
His clothes are quite out of place at a formal dinner. › not in the proper position; untidy
fehl am Platz
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
sich in die Lage von jemandem versetzen
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
jemanden in seine Schranken weisen
She put him in his place with a stern telling-off. take place › to happen
What took place after that? take the place of › to be used instead of, or to be a substitute for
I don’t think television will ever take the place of books.