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     n 1: a point located with respect to surface features of some
          region; "this is a nice place for a picnic" [syn: {topographic
          point}, spot]
     2: any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this
        place?"; "the president was concerned about the property
        across from the White House" [syn: property]
     3: an abstract mental location; "he has a special place in my
        thoughts"; "a place in my heart"; "a political system with
        no place for the less prominent groups"
     4: a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"
     5: the function or position properly or customarily occupied or
        served by another: "can you go in my stead?"; "took his
        place"; "in lieu of" [syn: stead, position, lieu]
     6: a particular situation: "If you were in my place what would
        you do?" [syn: shoes]
     7: where you live; "deliver the package to my home"; "he
        doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?" [syn:
     8: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the
        treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office, spot,
     9: the particular portion of space occupied by a physical
        object: "he put the lamp back in its place" [syn: position]
     10: proper or designated social situation: "he overstepped his
         place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station";
         "married above her station" [syn: station]
     11: a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train
         or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat
         in someone else's place" [syn: seat]
     12: the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the
     13: proper or appropriate position or location; "a woman's place
         is no longer in the kitchen"
     14: a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm
         Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place" [syn: plaza, piazza]
     15: an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place";
         "moved from third to fifth position" [syn: position]
     16: a blank area; "write your name in the space provided" [syn:
         space, blank space]
     v 1: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your
          things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the
          scent of the missing children";  "Place emphasis on a
          certain point" [syn: put, set, pose, position, lay]
     2: place somebody in a particular situation or location: "he
        was placed on probation"
     3: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these
        students?" [syn: rate, rank, range, order, grade]
     4: assign a location to; "The company located some of their
        agents in Los Angeles" [syn: locate, site]
     5: to arrange for; "place a phone call", "place a bet"
     6: take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal;
        "Jerry came in third in the Marathon" [syn: come in, {come
     7: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed
        his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism
        directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards
        others, not towards yourself" [syn: target, aim, direct,
     8: recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or
        something; "She identified the man on the "wanted" poster"
        [syn: identify]
     9: assign to (a job or a home)
     10: locate; "The film is set in Africa" [syn: set, localize,
     11: estimate: "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M." [syn: put,
     12: identify the location or place of; "We localized the source
         of the infection" [syn: localize, localise]
     13: make an investment; "Put money into bonds" [syn: invest, put,
          commit] [ant: divest]
     14: assign to a station [syn: station, post, base, send]
     15: finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2
         on number six to place"
     16: sing a note with the correct pitch