Translation of "place" - English-Spanish dictionary

place

noun uk /pleɪs/

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

lugar
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

casa
They just bought a place near the lake.

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

sitio
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.

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

B1 to happen

tener lugar
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.

en primer, segundo, etc. lugar
He finished in fifth place.
all over the place

in many different places

por todos lados
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

ocupar el lugar de alguien
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

en/desde un principio
Why did you invite her in the first place?
in place of something

instead of something

en lugar de algo
I use honey in place of sugar in my tea.
verb uk /pleɪs/ (present participle placing, past tense and past participle placed)

to put something somewhere carefully

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

to cause someone to be in a situation

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

(Translation of “place” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

place

noun /pleis/

a particular spot or area

sitio, lugar
a quiet place in the country
I spent my holiday in various different places.

an empty space

sitio
There’s a place for your books on this shelf.

an area or building with a particular purpose

lugar, sitio, local
a market place.

a seat (in a theatre/theater, train, at a table etc)

sitio, asiento
He went to his place and sat down.

a position in an order, series, queue etc

lugar, puesto
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

sitio
Warriors rose to an important place in Aztec society.

a point in the text of a book etc

página, punto
The wind was blowing the pages of my book and I kept losing my place.

duty or right

función, papel, deber, obligación
It’s not my place to tell him he’s wrong.

a job or position in a team, organization etc

puesto, trabajo
He’s got a place in the team
He’s hoping for a place on the staff.

house; home

casa
Come over to my place.

(often abbreviated to Pl.when written) a word used in the names of certain roads, streets or squares.

plaza

a number or one of a series of numbers following a decimal point

punto/espacio decimal
Make the answer correct to four decimal places.
place name noun

the name of a town, hill, valley etc.

topónimo
go places

to be successful, especially in one’s career

llegar lejos
That young man is sure to go places.
in the first/second etc place

expressions used to show steps in an argument, explanation etc

en primer/segundo lugar
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 su lugar/sitio, ordenado
He left everything in place.
in place of

instead of

en lugar de, en vez de; en (mi, tu, su…)lugar
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)

fuera de lugar, inoportuno; desentonar (verbo)
His clothes are quite out of place at a formal dinner.

not in the proper position; untidy

desordenado, mal puesto
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

ponerse en el lugar de alguien
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

poner a alguien en su sitio
She put him in his place with a stern telling-off.
take place

to happen

tener lugar, suceder, pasar
What took place after that?
take the place of

to be used instead of, or to be a substitute for

reemplazar, sustituir, ocupar el sitio de
I don’t think television will ever take the place of books.

(Translation of “place” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)