place noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More