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place /pleɪs/ noun [countable]
place verb

مقام ، جاخالی ، پاس به یار ازاد ، میدان شهری ، جایگاه ، میدان ، فضا ، مکان ، محل ، در محلی گذاردن ، گذاشتن ، قرار دادن ، گماردن ، جای دادن ، وهله ، مرتبه ، صندلی ، علوم مهندسی: رتبه ، معماری: موقع ، قانون ـ فقه: مکان ، ورزش: فرستادن گوی بیلیارد به سمت هدف

: place 2

مکان ، مقام ، جایگاه ، خانه ، منزل ، منصب ، موقع ، وظیفه اداری ، مرتبه

: place (to)

معماری: گذاشتن
مهندسی صنایع: جا ، مکان کامپیوتر: مکان

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- spot, area, location, point, position, site, venue, whereabouts
- region, district, locale, locality, neighbourhood, quarter, vicinity
- position, grade, rank, station, status
- space, accommodation, room
- home, abode, domicile, dwelling, house, pad (slang), property, residence
- duty, affair, charge, concern, function, prerogative, responsibility, right, role
- job, appointment, employment, position, post
- take place: happen, come about, go on, occur, transpire (informal)
- put, deposit, install, lay, locate, position, rest, set, situate, stand, station, stick (informal)
- classify, arrange, class, grade, group, order, rank, sort
- identify, know, put one's finger on, recognize, remember
- assign, allocate, appoint, charge, entrust, give
Related Idioms: put one's finger on
Related Words: district, locality, vicinity, area, region, tract, zone, field, province, territory, know, tell, nail, peg
English Thesaurus: home, house, place, residence, holiday home, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. place1 S1 W1 /pleɪs/ noun [countable]
[Word Family: noun: place, placement, placing, displacement, replacement; verb: place, displace, misplace, replace; adjective: displaced, misplaced, replaceable]
[Date: 900-1000; Language: Old French; Origin: 'open space', from Latin platea 'broad street', from Greek plateia (hodos), from platys 'broad, flat']

1. AREA/SPACE/BUILDING ETC a space or area, for example a particular point on a surface or in a room, building, town, city etc:
Make sure you keep the key in a safe place.
I’ve spent the day dashing about from place to place.
The place was full of screaming children.
He was threatening to burn the place down.
She had never been back to the place where the accident happened.
The theatre bar was our usual meeting place.
We were living then in a place called Alberiga.
The wall was quite damp in places (=in some places).
place for
This is a great place for a holiday.
a place to do something
I couldn’t find a place to park.
Did the accident happen at your place of work (=the place where you work)?
The Great Mosque has been a place of worship for Muslims for centuries.

2. HOME informal a house or apartment where someone lives:
They’ve got quite a big place on the outskirts of Leeds.
sb’s place
Do you want to come back to my place for coffee?
It took us ages to find a place to live.
He’s staying with us until he can find a place of his own.

3. take place to happen, especially after being planned or arranged:
The next meeting will take place on Thursday.
Talks between the two sides are still taking place.
Major changes are taking place in society.

4. SPACE TO SIT OR PUT SOMETHING a space where someone can sit, or a space where you can put something:
I might arrive a bit late, so could you save me a place?
There are still a few places left on the coach.
Make sure you put everything back in its proper place.
place for
Can you find a good place for this vase?

5. POINT IN BOOK/SPEECH a point that you have reached in a book or a speech:
This would be a good place to stop and answer any questions that people have.
I used a bookmark so that I wouldn’t lose my place (=forget the point that I had reached).

6. OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING if someone has a place somewhere, they have the opportunity to go there or join in an activity
place in
If you don’t come to training you might lose your place in the team.
We’ve been trying to find her a place in a residential home.
place on
He was offered a place on the management committee.
There are still a couple of places left on the course.
place at
I’ve been offered a place at York University.

7. ROLE/POSITION the role or important position that someone or something has in a situation or in society
sb’s place
the old idea that a woman’s place is in the home
place in
He finally reached the summit of Everest and secured his place in history.
Working has a very important place in all our lives.

8. in place
a) in the correct position:
The chairs for the concert were nearly all in place.
The glass was held in place by a few pieces of sellotape.
b) existing and ready to be used:
Funding arrangements are already in place.

9. in place of somebody/something (also in sb’s/sth’s place) instead of someone or something else:
In place of our advertised programme, we will have live coverage of the special memorial service.
The company flag had been taken down and in its place hung the Union Jack.
If I refused to go, they would send someone else in my place.

10. take the place of somebody/something (also take sb’s/sth’s place) to exist or be used instead of someone or something else Synonym : replace:
Natural methods of pest control are now taking the place of chemicals.
I had to find someone to take Jenny’s place.

11. in sb’s place used to talk about what you would do if you were in someone else’s situation:
What would you do in my place?
Try to put yourself in my place and think how you would feel.

12. be no place for somebody to be a completely unsuitable place for someone:
This is no place for a child.

13. first/second/third etc place first, second etc position in a race or competition:
He took second place in the long jump.
in first/second etc place
I finished in third place.

14. in the first place
a) used to introduce a series of points in an argument, discussion etc:
In the first place, I’m too busy, and in the second I don’t really want to go.
b) used to talk about what someone did or should have done at the start of a situation:
I wish I’d never got involved in the first place!

15. take second place (to somebody/something) to be less important than someone or something else:
She wasn’t prepared to take second place in his life.

16. take your places used to tell people to go to the correct place or position that they need to be in for an activity:
If you would like to take your places, the food will be served shortly.

17. all over the place informal
a) everywhere:
There was blood all over the place.
b) in a very untidy state:
She came in with her hair all over the place.

18. put somebody in their place to show someone that they are not as clever or important as they think they are:
I soon put him in his place.

19. out of place
a) not suitable for a particular situation or occasion:
He never seemed to feel out of place at social functions.
The paintings looked strangely out of place.
b) not in the correct or usual position:
The kitchen was spotlessly clean, with nothing out of place.

20. it is not sb’s place (to do something) if it is not your place to do something, you do not have the duty or right to do it:
It’s not your place to criticize me!

21. have no place formal to be completely unacceptable
have no place in
Capital punishment has no place in a modern society.

22. fall into place
a) if things fall into place in your mind, you suddenly realize and understand what is really happening:
Things were beginning to fall into place in my mind.
Everything suddenly fell into place.
b) if plans or events fall into place, they start to happen in the way that you hoped they would:
Eventually I got a job, and my life began to fall into place.

23. be going places informal to start becoming successful in your life:
William is a young man who is definitely going places.

24. be in a good/bad etc place American English informal to be in a good, bad etc situation
a/my/your etc happy place at happy(10), ⇒ have/take pride of place at pride1(6)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. place2 S2 W1 verb
[Word Family: noun: place, placement, placing, displacement, replacement; verb: place, displace, misplace, replace; adjective: displaced, misplaced, replaceable]

1. POSITION [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to put something somewhere, especially with care Synonym : put:
She poured the doctor a cup of tea and placed it on the table.
He carefully placed the folder back in his desk drawer.

2. SITUATION [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to put someone or something in a particular situation Synonym : put:
The government is being placed under pressure to give financial help to farmers.
Children must not be placed at risk.
Some areas of the city have been placed under curfew.
This places me in a very difficult position.

3. IN A JOB/HOME [transitive] formal to find a suitable job or home for someone:
Some unemployed people can be very difficult to place.
He was later placed with a foster family.

4. ARRANGE SOMETHING [transitive] to arrange for something to be done:
He placed an advertisement in the local paper.
You can place orders by telephone.
I had no idea which horse I should place a bet on.

5. HOW GOOD/IMPORTANT [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to say how good or important you think someone or something is:
I would place health quite high on my list of priorities.
place somebody/something above/before somebody/something
Some museums seem to place profit above education.

6. place value/importance/emphasis etc on something to decide that something is important:
Most people place too much value on money.
The company places a lot of emphasis on training.

7. can’t place somebody to recognize someone, but be unable to remember where you have met them before:
I’ve seen her somewhere before, but I can’t quite place her.

8. be well/ideally etc placed
a) to be in a good situation where you have the ability or opportunity to do something
be well/ideally placed to do something
The company is now well placed to compete in Europe.
b) British English to be in a good place or position
be well/ideally etc placed for
The hotel is well placed for most of London’s theatres.

9. RACES be placed first/second etc to be first, second etc in a race or competition

Place is slightly formal in most of its meanings. In everyday English, people usually use put instead:
She put the cup on the table.
Innocent people were put at risk.
They put an ad in the paper.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. particular position/area
ADJ. good, great, ideal | terrible It was a terrible place to live.
safe Keep your purse in a safe place.
right, suitable I happened to be in the right place at the right time.
wrong | beautiful, nice It's a nice place you've got here.
interesting | busy, crowded | quiet | strange | faraway, out-of-the way, remote holidays in faraway places
public | hiding, market, meeting, resting
VERB + PLACE mark I forgot to mark my place (= in a book).
lose I've lost my place in the script.
PREP. at/in a/the ~ We had dinner at a crowded place in Soho.
in ~ It was held in place with tape. There will be rain in places.
into ~ She tapped the lid into place.
out of ~ Some of these files seem to be out of place.
PHRASES all over the place (= everywhere), no place/not the place This is not the place for an argument.
a place of birth/business/interest/learning/work/worship Please state your date and place of birth.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. seat/position for sb/sth
VERB + PLACE sit (down) in, take We took our places round the table.
go back to, return to The boy returned to his place
keep (sb), save (sb) | lose I've lost my place in the queue.
give up | change, swap He swapped places with me.
show sb to She showed them to their places.
lay, set I've laid four places for dinner.
PLACE + NOUN mat | card
PHRASES the place of honour He took the place of honour on his hostess's right.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. role/position/function
ADJ. central, important, prominent | special He holds a special place in her affections
proper, rightful
VERB + PLACE have, hold, occupy Housing occupied a prominent place in the discussions.
know She knows her place.
forget I'm sorry?I was forgetting my place.
restore sth to He has been restored to his rightful place in the community.
put sb in At first he tried to take charge of the meeting but I soon put her in her place.
PREP. ~ in Dance has a central place in their culture.
PHRASES it's not sb's place to It's not your place to correct her.
a place in history a statesman who is assured a place in history

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

IV. opportunity to study at a college, play for a team, etc.
ADJ. free | college, nursery, school, university
VERB + PLACE get, win | award sb, offer sb | lose He was injured and lost his place in the side.
PREP. ~ at/in He was awarded a place at Leeds University.
~ on She got a place on the French course.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

V. sb's position at the end of a race, competition, etc.
VERB + PLACE finish in, take She took third place.
PLACE + VERB go to sb Second place went to the Moroccan athlete.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

I. (often be placed) put sth in a position
ADV. carefully, neatly | haphazardly The books were placed haphazardly on the shelf.
firmly She produced a long silver whistle and placed it firmly between her lips.
gently, lightly | centrally The table was placed centrally.
ideally, conveniently, uniquely, well The hotel is well placed for restaurants, bars and clubs.
judiciously, strategically There are candles strategically placed?just in case we have another power cut.
side by side The boots, neatly placed side by side, were near the bed.
PREP. between, in, inside, on, over, under, etc. He placed the letter in a drawer.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. (often be placed) put sb in a situation
ADV. firmly | ideally, conveniently, uniquely, well The company is ideally placed to win the contract.
VERB + PLACE atttempt to, try to | be difficult to, be hard to children who are difficult to place in foster homes
PREP. in, on an attempt to place the question firmly back on the political agenda
PHRASES an attempt to place sth

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. emphasis, value, blame, etc.
ADV. squarely
PREP. on The blame was placed squarely on the doctor.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


a meeting place
The club was a meeting place for musicians.
a hiding place
He had watched the farm workers from his hiding place.
a resting place (=a place where someone or something stays or is buried)
This tomb is the last resting place of the Davison family.
sb’s place of birth formal
I need to know his date of birth, and his place of birth.
sb’s place of work/employment formal
Please give the address of your place of work.
sb’s place of residence formal
By law, you must inform us if you change your place of residence.
sb’s/sth’s place of origin formal (=the place where someone or something first came from)
I believe my mother's place of origin was Sierra Leone.
a place of safety
His young son had been sent away to a place of safety.
a place of refuge (=somewhere safe to go or hide)
If ever you need a place of refuge, come to us.
a place of worship
The church is much more than a place of worship.
a place of pilgrimage (=one that people visit because it is special, usually for a religious reason)
Her grave became a place of pilgrimage.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: I hope there's enough place in the wardrobe for all your clothes.
GOOD: I hope there's enough room in the wardrobe for all your clothes.

Usage Note:
place = an area or a particular part of an area: 'The best place to sit is right in front of the stage.'
room (or space ) = an empty part of something that can be used or filled: 'There's room in the back seat for all three of you.'

BAD: I left the coat in my room but it may not be in that place any longer.
GOOD: I left the coat in my room but it may not be there any longer.

Usage Note:
there = in/to that place: 'It's a long way to New Zealand but I'd love to go there.'

BAD: When I lived at home, my father did not let me go to any place on my own.
GOOD: When I lived at home, my father did not let me go anywhere on my own.

Usage Note:
anywhere = in/to any place: 'Have you seen my comb anywhere?'

BAD: He was looking for a place where to spend the night.
GOOD: He was looking for somewhere to spend the night.
BAD: There was no place where to park.
GOOD: There was nowhere to park.

Usage Note:
somewhere/nowhere/anywhere + to-v : 'She needs somewhere to stay.'
Compare: 'He was looking for a place where he could spend the night.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

to recall someone's name
I could not place the woman at the meeting but I knew that I had met her before.

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

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