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Translation of "place" - English-German dictionary


noun /pleis/
a particular spot or area der Ort a quiet place in the country I spent my holiday in various different places.
an empty space der Platz There’s a place for your books on this shelf.
an area or building with a particular purpose der Platz a market-place.
a seat (in a theatre, train, at a table etc) der Platz He went to his place and sat down.
a position in an order, series, queue etc der Platz 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 der Platz Warriors rose to an important place in Aztec society.
a point in the text of a book etc die Stelle The wind was blowing the pages of my book and I kept losing my place.
duty or right die Aufgabe It’s not my place to tell him he’s wrong.
a job or position in a team, organization etc der Platz He’s got a place in the team He’s hoping for a place on the staff.
house; home die Wohnung Come over to my place.
(often abbreviated to Pl.when written) a word used in the names of certain roads, streets or squares. der Platz
a number or one of a series of numbers following a decimal point die Stelle Make the answer correct to four decimal places.
place-name noun
the name of a town, hill, valley etc. der Ortsname
go places
to be successful, especially in one’s career es weit bringen That young man is sure to go places.
in the first/second etc place
expressions used to show steps in an argument, explanation etc erstens, zweitens, etc. 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 am Platz He left everything in place.
in place of
instead of an Stelle (von) 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) fehl am Platz His clothes are quite out of place at a formal dinner.
not in the proper position; untidy fehl am Platz 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 sich in die Lage von jemandem versetzen 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 jemanden in seine Schranken weisen She put him in his place with a stern telling-off.
take place
to happen stattfinden What took place after that?
take the place of
to be used instead of, or to be a substitute for ersetzen I don’t think television will ever take the place of books.
(Definition of place from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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