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English definition of “place”


noun [C] (AREA)   /pleɪs/
an area, a building, or a city, town, or village: Airports are usually busy places. Larchmont is a nice place to live. Your place is your home: We can meet at my place. A place is also an area or building used for a specific purpose: a place of worship
(Definition of place noun (AREA) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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