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Main Entry: 1place
Pronunciation: 'plAs
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, open space, from Latin platea broad street, from Greek plateia (hodos), from feminine of platys broad, flat; akin to Sanskrit prthu broad, Latin planta sole of the foot
Date: 13th century
1 a : physical environment : SPACE b : a way for admission or transit c : physical surroundings : ATMOSPHERE
2 a : an indefinite region or expanse <all over the place> b : a building or locality used for a special purpose <a place of learning> <a fine eating place> c archaic : the three-dimensional compass of a material object
3 a : a particular region, center of population, or location <a nice place to visit> b : a building, part of a building, or area occupied as a home <our summer place>
4 : a particular part of a surface or body : SPOT
5 : relative position in a scale or series: as a : position in a social scale <kept them in their place> b : a step in a sequence <in the first place, it's none of your business> c : a position at the conclusion of a competition <finished in last place>
6 a : a proper or designated niche or setting <the place of education in society> b : an appropriate moment or point <this is not the place to discuss compensation -- Robert Moses> c : a distinct condition, position, or state of mind <the postfeminist generation is in a different place -- Betty Friedan>
7 a : an available seat or accommodation <needs a place to stay> b : an empty or vacated position <new ones will take their place>
8 : the position of a figure in relation to others of a row or series; especially : the position of a digit within a numeral
9 a : remunerative employment : JOB b : prestige accorded to one of high rank : STATUS <an endless quest for preferment and place -- Time>
10 : a public square : PLAZA
11 : a small street or court
12 : second place at the finish (as of a horse race)
- in place
1 also into place a : in an original or proper position b : established, instituted, or operational <systems in place>
2 : in the same spot without forward or backward movement <run in place>
- in place of : as a substitute or replacement for : INSTEAD OF
- out of place
1 : not in the proper or usual location

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Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
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