n. A broad way or open space in a city or town; an area or public courtyard devoted to some particular use or having some specific character; a public square or quadrangle.n. An area or portion of land marked off or regarded as marked off or separated from the rest, as by occupancy, use, or character; region; locality; site; spot.n. A particular town or village: as, Hampton is a historic place; a thriving place.n. A mansion with its adjoining grounds; a residence or dwelling; a manor-house.n. A building or a part of a building set apart for any purpose; quarters of any kind: as, a place of worship; a place in the country; a place of business.n. A fortified post; a stronghold.n. Room to abide in; abode; lodgment; location.n. Room to stand or sit in; a particular location, as a seat, or a space for sitting or standing, as in a coach, car, or public hall.n. A particular locality; a particular spot or portion of a surface or in a body: as, a sore place; a soft place.n. The proper or appropriate location or position: as, a place for everything, and everything in its place.n. In the abstract, the determinate portion of space occupied by any body.n. A portion or passage of a book or writing.n. [In this sense a translation of L. locus, Gr. τόπος (see topic).] In logic and rhetoric, a topic; a class of matters of discourse; an order of considerations comprising all those which have analogous relations to their subjects.n. In. falconry, the greatest elevation which a bird of prey attains in its flight.n. Room; stead: with the sense of substitution: preceded by in.n. A situation; an appointment; an employment; hence, office: as, a politician striving for place; a coachman wanting a place.n. Official or social status or dignity; vocation, station, or condition in life, etc.: as, to make one know his place.n. Precedence; priority in rank, dignity, or importance.n. Point or degree in order of proceeding: as, in the first place; in the second place; in the last place.n. In geometry See locus, 3.n. Position; specifically, in astronomy, the bearing of a heavenly body at any instant: as, the moon's place (that is, its right ascension and declination, or direction otherwise specified).n. Ground or occasion; room.n. Position, in general.n. Into occasion, opportunity, or use.n. In geology, in its original position; not moved, especially by currents of water or by other erosive agencies, from its natural bed, or the place which it occupied when the deposit of which it constitutes a part was formed.n. In presence; present.n. To have actual existence.n. To take precedence or priority. See def. 18.n. To take effect; avail.To put or set in a particular place or position.To put or set in position or order; arrange; dispose.To put in office or a position of authority; appoint; ordain to a charge.To find a place, home, situation, etc., for; arrange for the residence, instruction, or employment of.To put out at interest; invest: as, to place money in the funds.To arrange or make provision for: as, to place a loan.To set; base; put; repose: as, to place confidence in a friend.Synonyms Set, Lay, etc. (see put), station, establish, deposit.n. In mining, a drift driven at right angles to a wide lode to form the starting-place for a slide.n. In sporting contests, the relative rank or success secured; specifically, that of the winner, the second, or the third.