Translation of "place" - English-Portuguese dictionary


noun uk /pleɪs/ us /pleɪs/

A1 a position, building, town, area, etc.

His leg was broken in two places.
Edinburgh would be a nice place to live.
What a stupid place to park!

A2 informal someone’s home

They just bought a place near the lake.

B1 your seat or position in a theatre, train, queue, etc.

The children collected their prizes and then went back to their places.
Do you want to trade places with me (= move so that you are in my place and I am in yours)?

B1 UK an opportunity to study at a college, to join a team, etc.

She got a place at Oxford.
He got a place in the team.
take place

B1 to happen

The meeting will take place next week.
in first, second, etc. place

B1 If you are in first, second, etc. place in a race or competition, that is your position when you finish.

em primeiro, segundo, etc. lugar
He finished in fifth place.
all over the place

in many different places

em todos os lugares
There was blood all over the place.
I knocked over my mug and tea spilled all over the place.
take someone’s place

to do something instead of someone else

pegar o lugar de alguém
If I can’t go to the show tonight, will you take my place?
in the first place

used to talk about whether something mentioned should have been done or not

em primeiro lugar
Why did you invite her in the first place?
in place of something

instead of something

no lugar de algo
I use honey in place of sugar in my tea.
verb uk /pleɪs/ us /pleɪs/ present participle placing, past tense and past participle placed

to put something somewhere carefully

colocar, pôr
She placed a large dish in front of me.

to cause someone to be in a situation

colocar, pôr
He was placed in charge of the troops.
One stupid action has placed us all at risk.

(Translation of “place” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)