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place British & World English

A particular position, point, or area in space; a location

place English Thesaurus

the hotel is an ideal place to have pre-dinner cocktails

put someone on a pedestal British & World English

Give someone uncritical respect or admiration; treat someone as an ideal rather than a real person

put a premium on British & World English

Regard or treat as particularly valuable or important

a tight corner British & World English

A difficult situation

in place British & World English

Working or ready to work; established

place bet British & World English

(In the UK) a bet on a horse to win a place in a race, usually first, second, or third

place mat British & World English

A small mat underneath a person’s dining plate, used to protect the table from the heat of the plate and food

place bet New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

bet on a horse to come first, second, or third, or, in the US, first or second

holy place British & World English

A place revered as holy, typically one to which religious pilgrimage is made

other place British & World English

Hell, as opposed to heaven

place brick British & World English

A brick which has been imperfectly fired due to being on the outward side of the kiln

place card British & World English

A card bearing a person’s name, placed on a table to indicate where they should sit

place kick British & World English

A kick made after the ball is first placed on the ground

place name British & World English

The name of a geographical location, such as a town, lake, or a range of hills

place value British & World English

The numerical value that a digit has by virtue of its position in a number

another place British & World English

The other House of Parliament (used in the Commons to refer to the Lords, and vice versa)

decimal place British & World English

The position of a digit to the right of a decimal point

hiding place British & World English

A place for concealing someone or something

place setting British & World English

A complete set of crockery and cutlery provided for one person at a meal

resting place British & World English

Used in reference to the grave or death

hiding place English Thesaurus

they passed within inches of my hiding place

assisted place British & World English

(In the UK) a place in an independent school for a pupil whose fees are wholly or partially subsidized by the state

out of place British & World English

Not in the proper position; disarranged

mise en place British & World English

(In a professional kitchen) the preparation of dishes and ingredients before the beginning of service

give place to British & World English

Be succeeded or replaced by

pride of place British & World English

The most prominent position among a group of things

mise en place New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

preparation of cooking ingredients in advance

click into place British & World English

Become suddenly clear and understandable

fall into place British & World English

(Of a series of events or facts) begin to make sense

take one's place British & World English

Take up one’s usual or recognized position


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