Translation of "place" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (POSITION) 位置 uk us /pleɪs/

[ C ] a position in relation to other things or people

His leg was broken in two places. 他腿上有兩處骨折。
When you've finished, put the book back in its place on the shelf. 你看完之後把書放回書架上原來的位置。
This plant needs a warm, sunny place. 這株植物需要放在一個溫暖有陽光的地方。
Will you keep my place (in the queue) (= allow me to come back to the same position)? 你幫我佔著(排隊的)位置好嗎?
She spoke to me and I lost my place in the book (= I forgot where I had been reading). 她和我說話,我忘了書看到哪裡了。
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[ C ] the seat you will sit in on a particular occasion, or the seat where you usually sit, in the theatre, a class, a train,

My ticket says 6G but there's someone sitting in my place. 我的票上印的座位號碼是6G,但已經有人坐在我的座位上了。
The children collected their prizes and then went back to their places. 孩子們領了獎品後都回到自己的座位。
Save me a place (= Keep a seat for me until I arrive) near the front. 在靠前面的地方替我留個座位。

[ C ] the space at a table where one person will sit and eat, usually with a plate and eating utensils arranged on it

The waiter showed us to our places and gave us each a menu. 侍者把我們引領到我們的位子去,給了我們每人一份菜單。
He laid six places at the table. 他在桌子旁擺放了六張座椅。

[ C ] a position in an organization, a system or competition

She's got a place at university 她在大學裡找到一個職位。
She's got a place UK on/ US in a fine-arts course. 她得到一個教美術的教職。
Our team finished in second place. 我們隊獲得了第二名。
He took third place/UK also got a third place (= was the third to finish) in the marathon last year. 他在去年的馬拉松比賽中獲得了季軍。

[ C ] US used after words such as 'any' and 'some' as a different way of saying 'anywhere', 'somewhere',

(用於 any,some 等詞後)任何地方,某個地方
I know I left that book some place - now, where was it? 我知道我把書放在某個地方了,但是在哪裡呢?
That bar was like no place I'd ever been before. 那酒吧和我去過的任何地方都不同。
take place

to happen

The concert takes place next Thursday. 音樂會下星期四舉行。
out of place

in the wrong place or looking wrong

The boy looked uncomfortable and out of place among the adults. 在大人中間那個男孩顯得很不自在,格格不入。
in place

If something is in place, it is in its usual or correct position

The chairs are all in place. 椅子都擺在合適的地方。
He screwed the shelf in place. 他把架子釘在合適的位置。


The arrangements are all in place for the concert next Thursday. 下星期四音樂會的各項籌備工作已全部就緒。
in place of sb/sth

instead of someone or something

You can use margarine in place of butter in some recipes. 有些食譜裡,你可以用人造牛油代替牛油。
take the place of sb/sth

to be used instead of someone or something


(Translation of “place noun (POSITION)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)