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Meaning of “place” - Learner’s Dictionary

place

noun     /pleɪs/
SOMEWHERE [C] A1 a position, building, town, area, etc: His leg's broken in two places. Is there a place where we can talk privately? Edinburgh would be a nice place to live. What a stupid place to park.Places and locationsUnpleasant placesSomewhere, anywhere, nowhere, or everywhere
take place B1 to happen: The meeting will take place next week.Occurring and happening
in place in the correct position: The chairs are all in place.Places and locationsUnpleasant places If a rule, system, etc is in place, it has started to exist: There are now laws in place to prevent this from happening.FunctioningPerforming a function
out of place not in the correct position: Why are my files all out of place?Places and locationsUnpleasant places not right or suitable for a particular situation: Everyone else was wearing jeans and I felt completely out of place in my office clothes.Wrong
all over the place B2 in or to many different places: There was blood all over the place. I ran all over the place looking for them.Somewhere, anywhere, nowhere, or everywherePlaces and locationsUnpleasant places
in place of sth B2 instead of something: Try adding fruit to your breakfast cereal in place of sugar.Replacing and exchanging
HOME [C] informal A2 someone's home: Do you want to come over to my place tonight? They've just bought a place in Spain.Home
OPPORTUNITY [C] B1 an opportunity to take part in something: Are there any places left on the theatre trip? She's got a place at Liverpool University to do Spanish.Opportunity Freedom to act
in first/second/third, etc place B1 If you are in first/second, etc place in a race or competition, that is your position: He finished in fifth place.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
→  See also decimal place , have/take pride of place , fall into place , in the first place , put sb in their place
(Definition of place noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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