place

A place is a position, an area, a spot, or a space. Texas is a place in the United States, and your seat at dinner is your place at the table.

In the old saying "A woman's place is in the home," place means both an "appropriate location" as well as "proper social situation." Thankfully, Bella Abzug updated that notion by saying "A woman's place is in the House... the House of Representatives." Place can also be a verb: you can place, or set down, books on a table. If you can't place the person to whom you've just been introduced, you are having trouble identifying that person.

Primary Meanings of place

1.
nv
a point located with respect to surface features of some region
assign a location to
2.
nv
an abstract mental location
place somebody in a particular situation or location
Full Definitions of place
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n a point located with respect to surface features of some region

“this is a nice place for a picnic”
Synonyms:
spot, topographic point
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Holy Sepulcher
the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection
Mausoleum at Halicarnasus
a white marble mausoleum 140 feet high built in 352 BC at Halicarnassus as a memorial to a king; destroyed in 1402
Taj Mahal
beautiful mausoleum at Agra built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (completed in 1649) in memory of his favorite wife
Aconcagua
the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)
Mount Adams
a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
Adam's Peak
a mountain peak in south central Sri Lanka (7,360 feet high)
Ancohuma
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,960 feet high)
Annapurna
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,500 feet high)
Mount Ararat
the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded
Bonete
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,546 feet high)
Cachi
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
Changtzu
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (24,780 feet high)
Chimborazo
a mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high)
Mount Communism
the highest mountain peak in the Pamir Mountains; near the Chinese border in northeastern Tajikistan (24,590 feet high)
Coropuna
a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,083 feet high)
Dhaulagiri
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,820 feet high)
El Libertador
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
El Muerto
a mountain peak in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (21,457 feet high)
Mount Everest
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
Galan
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,654 feet high)
Gasherbrum
a mountain in northern Kashmir (26,470 feet high)
Gosainthan
a mountain in the Himalayas in Tibet (26,290 feet high)
Grand Teton
a mountain peak in northwestern Wyoming; the highest peak in the Teton Range (13,766 feet high)
Handies Peak
a mountain peak in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado (14,048 feet high)
Huascaran
a mountain in the Andes in Peru (22,205 feet high)
Mount Hubbard
a mountain peak in southeastern Alaska that is part of the Coast Range (14,950 feet high)
Illampu
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,870 feet high)
Illimani
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,201 feet high)
Mount Godwin Austen
a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
Kamet
a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,450 feet high)
Mount Kanchenjunga
a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)
Mount Kilimanjaro
the highest peak in Africa; located in northeastern Tanzania; 19,340 feet high
Laudo
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (20,997 feet high)
Lhotse
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (27,890 feet high)
Llullaillaco
a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,057 feet high)
Mount Logan
a mountain peak in the St. Elias Range in the southwestern Yukon Territory in Canada (19,850 feet high)
Makalu
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)
Matterhorn
a mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy (14,780 feet high); noted for its distinctive shape
Mount McKinley
a mountain in south central Alaska; the highest peak in North America (20,300 feet high)
Mercedario
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,210 feet high)
Monte Bianco
the highest mountain peak in the Alps; on the border between France and Italy to the south of Geneva (15,781 feet high)
Mount Bartle Frere
the highest mountain peak in Queensland, Australia
Mount Elbert
the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,431 feet high)
Muztagh
a highest mountain peak in the Kunlun Shan in China; near the Indian border (23,891 feet high)
Nacimiento
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,302 feet high)
Nanda Devi
a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,660 feet high)
Nanga Parbat
a mountain in the Himalayas in Kashmir (26,660 feet high)
North Peak
19,370 feet high
Nuptse
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (25,726 feet high)
Ojos del Salado
a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,572 feet high)
Mount Olympus
a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)
Mount Parnassus
(Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived; known as the mythological home of music and poetry
Pike's Peak
a mountain peak in the Rockies in central Colorado (14,109 feet high)
Pissis
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,241 feet high)
Pobeda Peak
a mountain peak in the Tien Shan mountains in northern India (24,406 feet high)
Rakaposhi
a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir (25,560 feet high)
Mount Ranier
a mountain peak in central Washington; highest peak in the Cascade Range; (14,410 feet high)
Mount Rushmore
a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved on it
Sajama
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,391 feet high)
Mount Shasta
a volcanic mountain peak in the Cascade Range in northern California (14,162 feet high)
Mount Sherman
a peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,036 feet high)
Mount Sinai
a mountain peak in the southern Sinai Peninsula (7,500 feet high); it is believed to be the peak on which Moses received the Ten Commandments
Tirich Mir
a mountain in the Hindu Kush in Pakistan (25,230 feet high)
Tupungato
a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,310 feet high)
Ulugh Muz Tagh
a mountain in the Kunlun range in China (25,340 feet high)
Uncompahgre Peak
the highest peak in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado (14,309 feet high)
Weisshorn
a mountain in the Alps in Switzerland (14,804 feet high)
Wheeler Peak
a mountain peak in northeastern New Mexico in the Rocky Mountains
Mount Whitney
the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada range in California (14,494 feet high)
Mount Wilson
a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
Yerupaja
a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,709 feet high)
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grave, tomb
a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
junction
the place where two or more things come together
birthplace, place of birth
the place where someone was born
polling place, polling station
a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election
end
one of two places from which people are communicating to each other
hiding place
a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself)
heights, high
a high place
hole-in-the-wall
a small unpretentious out-of-the-way place
holy, holy place, sanctum
a sacred place of pilgrimage
mecca
a place that attracts many visitors
nesting place
a place suitable for nesting
overlook
a high place affording a good view
crest, crown, peak, summit, tip, top
the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
rendezvous
a place where people meet
scour
a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
service area
place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities
showplace
a place that is frequently exhibited and visited for its historical interest or natural beauty
solitude
a solitary place
stop
a spot where something halts or pauses
target, target area
the location of the target that is to be hit
pool, puddle
something resembling a pool of liquid
zone
a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture
a chamber that is used as a grave
interchange
a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
carrefour, crossing, crossroad, crossway, intersection
a junction where one street or road crosses another
island
a zone or area resembling an island
mastaba, mastabah
an ancient Egyptian mud-brick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof
railway junction
a junction where two or more railway lines meet or cross
T-junction
a junction where two roads or pipes etc. meet to form a T
circle, rotary, roundabout, traffic circle
a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
bus stop
a place on a bus route where buses stop to discharge and take on passengers
checkpoint
a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance
drop
a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
den, hideaway, hideout
a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws
lurking place
a place suitable for lurking
brow, hilltop
the peak of a hill
loading area, loading zone
a stop where carriers can be loaded and unloaded
pinnacle
a lofty peak
stopover, way station
a stopping place on a journey
ground zero
the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile)
mountain peak
the summit of a mountain
Type of:
point
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

n any area set aside for a particular purpose

“who owns this place?”
Synonyms:
property
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boatyard
a place where boats are built or maintained or stored
sanctuary
a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
center, centre
a place where some particular activity is concentrated
colony
a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated
hatchery
a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs)
holy of holies, sanctum sanctorum
(Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept
Tabernacle
(Judaism) a portable sanctuary in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant on their exodus
nerve center, nerve centre
a center that provides information and control
capital
a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product
Type of:
geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
a demarcated area of the Earth

n a general vicinity

“He comes from a place near Chicago”
Type of:
locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity
a surrounding or nearby region

n a blank area

Synonyms:
blank space, space
Types:
margin
the blank space that surrounds the text on a page
indent, indentation, indention, indenture
the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
Type of:
area, expanse, surface area
the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary

n where you live at a particular time

“your place or mine?”
Synonyms:
home
Types:
home away from home, home from home
a place where you are just as comfortable and content as if you were home
Type of:
abode, residence
any address at which you dwell more than temporarily

n the particular portion of space occupied by something

“he put the lamp back in its place
Synonyms:
position
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wing
(in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
half-mast, half-staff
a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress
lead
(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
pole position
the most favorable position at the start of a race
polls
the place where people vote
pride of place
the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
anomaly
(astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
site, situation
physical position in relation to the surroundings
setting
the physical position of something
juxtaposition
a side-by-side position
lie
position or manner in which something is situated
post, station
the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
pitch
a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)
landmark
the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
right
location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
left
location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
back, rear
the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
front
the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer
stand
the position where a thing or person stands
station
(nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
vantage
place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective)
bridgehead
a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
cabstand, taxi rank, taxistand
a place where taxis park while awaiting customers
lookout, observation post
an elevated post affording a wide view
outpost, outstation
a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
active site
the part of an enzyme or antibody where the chemical reaction occurs
close quarters
a situation of being uncomfortably close to someone or something
locus
the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome
locus of infection
the specific site in the body where an infection originates
restriction site
the specific sites at which a restriction enzyme will cleave DNA
right stage, stage right
the part of the stage on the actor's right as the actor faces the audience
left stage, stage left
the part of the stage on the actor's left as the actor faces the audience
vantage point, viewpoint
a place from which something can be viewed
antigenic determinant, determinant, epitope
the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
Type of:
point
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

n a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

“he sat in someone else's place
Synonyms:
seat
Types:
perch
an elevated place serving as a seat
Type of:
space
an area reserved for some particular purpose

n a public square with room for pedestrians

“Grosvenor Place
Synonyms:
piazza, plaza
Type of:
public square, square
an open area at the meeting of two or more streets

n the passage that is being read

“he lost his place on the page”
Type of:
passage
a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

v assign a location to

Synonyms:
locate, site
Type of:
post, send, station
assign to a station

v put into a certain place or abstract location

Place emphasis on a certain point”
Synonyms:
lay, pose, position, put, set
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enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in
introduce
docket
place on the docket for legal action
cock
set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
postpose
place after another constituent in the sentence
prepose
place before another constituent in the sentence
step
place (a ship's mast) in its step
put back, replace
put something back where it belongs
stratify
form, arrange, or deposit in layers
plant
place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
intersperse
place at intervals in or among
nestle, snuggle
position comfortably
pile
place or lay as if in a pile
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order
lay over, superimpose, superpose
place on top of
superpose
place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
park
place temporarily
ensconce, settle
fix firmly
dispose
place or put in a particular order
emplace
put into place or position
emplace
provide a new emplacement for guns
ship
place on board a ship
underlay
put (something) under or beneath
trench
set, plant, or bury in a trench
pigeonhole
place into a small compartment
shelve
place on a shelf
jar
place in a cylindrical vessel
repose
to put something (eg trust) in something
sign
place signs, as along a road
middle
put in the middle
parallelize
place parallel to one another
butt
place end to end without overlapping
recess
put into a recess
reposition
place into another position
throw, thrust
place or put with great energy
tee, tee up
place on a tee
rack up
place in a rack
coffin
place into a coffin
bed
put to bed
appose
place side by side or in close proximity
place down, put down, set down
cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
seed, sow
place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
misplace
place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position
juxtapose
place side by side
set down
put or settle into a position
bottle
put into bottles
bucket
put into a bucket
barrel
put in barrels
ground
place or put on the ground
pillow, rest
rest on or as if on a pillow
lose, mislay, misplace
place (something) where one cannot find it again
upend
set, turn, or stand on end
seat, sit, sit down
show to a seat; assign a seat for
seat
place in or on a seat
lay, put down, repose
put in a horizontal position
place upright, stand, stand up
put into an upright position
recline
cause to recline
plant, set
put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
instal, install, put in, set up
set up for use
deposit, fix, posit, situate
put (something somewhere) firmly
ladle
put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
poise
cause to be balanced or suspended
lean
cause to lean or incline
clap
put quickly or forcibly
rest
put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
perch
cause to perch or sit
load
put (something) on a structure or conveyance
cram
put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
set
put into a position that will restore a normal state
siphon
move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
seat
place or attach firmly in or on a base
position
cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
glycerolise, glycerolize
place in glycerol
space
place at intervals
marshal
place in proper rank
settle, settle down
settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
throw
to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
imbricate
place so as to overlap
plug
insert as a plug
plug
insert a plug into
inoculate
introduce a microorganism into
inset
set or place in
glass
put in a glass container
catheterise, catheterize
insert a catheter into (a body part)
cup
put into a cup
interlard, intersperse
introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions
feed, feed in
introduce continuously
slip
insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
foist
insert surreptitiously or without warrant
regularise, regularize
make regular or more regular
order
place in a certain order
order
bring order to or into
straighten
make straight or straighter
rearrange
put into a new order or arrangement
serialise, serialize
arrange serially
alphabetise, alphabetize
arrange in alphabetical order
coordinate, organise, organize
bring order and organization to
interstratify
arrange rocks in alternating strata
stratify
form layers or strata
deploy
place troops or weapons in battle formation
aim, direct, take, take aim, train
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
bury
place in the earth and cover with soil
hang up
put a telephone receiver back in its cradle
draw, string, thread
thread on or as if on a string
marshal
arrange in logical order
string
stretch out or arrange like a string
spread out, string out
set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
interleave
intersperse the sectors on the concentric magnetic circular patterns written on a computer disk surface to guide the storing and recording of data
plume, preen
clean with one's bill
stack
arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances
chain
connect or arrange into a chain by linking
geminate, pair
arrange in pairs
concord
arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance
cascade
arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
settle
arrange or fix in the desired order
pyramid
arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid
corral
arrange wagons so that they form a corral
catenate, catenulate
arrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores
decorate, dress
provide with decoration
develop
superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
array, lay out, range, set out
lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
bundle, compact, pack, wad
compress into a wad
reship
place on a ship again or transfer to another ship
reduce
reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
pop
put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
flump, plank, plonk, plop, plump, plump down, plunk, plunk down
set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
broadcast
sow over a wide area, especially by hand
inseminate, sow, sow in
place seeds in or on (the ground)
scatter
sow by scattering
rail
lay with rails
heap, pile, stack
arrange in stacks
distribute, stagger
to arrange in a systematic order
stuff
cram into a cavity
root
plant by the roots
puddle
dip into mud before planting
checkrow
plant in checkrows
drape
arrange in a particular way
drape
place casually
reseat
show to a different seat
lay
lay eggs
blow
lay eggs
bed
place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
dibble
plant with a wooden hand tool
afforest, forest
establish a forest on previously unforested land
replant
plant again or anew
retrofit
fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house
reinstall
install again
post, put up
place so as to be noticed
inject, shoot
force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
set
fix in a border
gradate
arrange according to grades
tree
plant with trees
square
position so as to be square
sediment
settle as sediment
sediment
deposit as a sediment
dress, line up
arrange in ranks
bury, entomb, inhume, inter, lay to rest
place in a grave or tomb
rebury
bury again
line up
form a line
orient
cause to point
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v locate

Synonyms:
localise, localize, set
Type of:
present, represent, stage
perform (a play), especially on a stage

v identify the location or place of

Synonyms:
localise, localize
Type of:
locate, situate
determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey

v intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

Synonyms:
aim, direct, point, target
Types:
address
direct a question at someone
home in, range in, zero in
direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
Type of:
aim, direct, take, take aim, train
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
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n 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”
Types:
layer, level, stratum
an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
Type of:
cognition, knowledge, noesis
the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

n a particular situation

“If you were in my place what would you do?”
Synonyms:
shoes
Type of:
position, situation
a condition or position in which you find yourself

n the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

“took his place
Synonyms:
lieu, position, stead
Types:
behalf
as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of")
Type of:
function, office, part, role
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

n a job in an organization

Synonyms:
berth, billet, office, position, post, situation, spot
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academicianship
the position of member of an honorary academy
accountantship
the position of accountant
admiralty
the office of admiral
ambassadorship
the post of ambassador
apostleship
the position of apostle
apprenticeship
the position of apprentice
associateship
the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
attorneyship
the position of attorney
bailiffship
the office of bailiff
baronetage
the state of a baronet
bishopry, episcopate
the office and dignity of a bishop
cadetship
the position of cadet
caliphate
the office of a caliph
captaincy, captainship
the post of captain
cardinalship
the office of cardinal
chairmanship
the position of chairman
chancellorship
the office of chancellor
chaplaincy, chaplainship
the position of chaplain
chieftaincy, chieftainship
the position of chieftain
clerkship
the job of clerk
commandership, commandery
the position or office of commander
comptrollership
the position of comptroller
consulship
the post of consul
controllership
the position of controller
councillorship, councilorship
the position of council member
counsellorship, counselorship
the position of counselor
curacy
the position of a curate
curatorship
the position of curator
custodianship
the position of custodian
deanery, deanship
the position or office of a dean
directorship
the position of a director of a business concern
discipleship
the position of disciple
editorship
the position of editor
eldership
the office of elder
emirate
the office of an emir
fatherhood
the status of a father
fatherhood
the status of a religious leader
foremanship
the position of foreman
generalcy, generalship
the office and authority of a general
governorship
the office of governor
headship
the position of head
headship
the position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seat
a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbency
the office of an incumbent
inspectorship
the office of inspector
instructorship
the position of instructor
internship
the position of a medical intern
judgeship, judicature
the position of judge
khanate
the position of a khan
lectureship
the post of lecturer
legateship, legation
the post or office of legate
legislatorship
the office of legislator
librarianship
the position of librarian
lieutenancy
the position of a lieutenant
magistracy, magistrature
the position of magistrate
managership
the position of manager
manhood
the status of being a man
marshalship
the post of marshall
mastership
the position of master
mayoralty
the position of mayor
messiahship
the position of messiah
moderatorship
the position of moderator
overlordship
the position of overlord
pastorate, pastorship
the position of pastor
peasanthood
the state of being a peasant
plum
a highly desirable position or assignment
praetorship
the office of praetor
precentorship
the position of precentor
preceptorship
the position of preceptor
prefecture
the office of prefect
prelacy, prelature
the office or station of a prelate
premiership
the office of premier
presidency, presidentship
the office and function of president
primateship
the office of primate
principalship
the post of principal
priorship
the office of prior
proconsulate, proconsulship
the position of proconsul
proctorship
the position of proctor
chair, professorship
the position of professor
protectorship
the position of protector
public office
a position concerning the people as a whole
rabbinate
the office or function of a rabbi
receivership
the office of a receiver
rectorate, rectorship
the office or station of a rector
regency
the office of a regent
residency
the position of physician who is receiving special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship)
rulership
the position of ruler
sainthood
the status and dignity of a saint
secretaryship
the position of secretary
feudal lordship, seigneury, seigniory
the position and authority of a feudal lord
senatorship
the office of senator
sinecure
an office that involves minimal duties
solicitorship
the position of solicitor
speakership
the position of Speaker
stewardship
the position of steward
studentship
the position of student
teachership
the position of teacher
thaneship
the position of thane
throne
the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions
treasurership
the position of treasurer
tribuneship
the position of tribune
trusteeship
the position of trustee
vice-presidency
the office and function of a vice president
viceroyship
the position of viceroy
viziership
the position of vizier
wardenship
the position of warden
wardership
the position of warder
womanhood
the status of a woman
headmastership
the position of headmaster
headmistressship
the position of headmistress
Chief Executive, President, President of the United States
the office of the United States head of state
bully pulpit
a public office of sufficiently high rank that it provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter
Attorney General, Attorney General of the United States
the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States
Agriculture Secretary, Secretary of Agriculture
the position of the head of the Department of Agriculture
Commerce Secretary, Secretary of Commerce
the position of the head of the Department of Commerce
Defense Secretary, Secretary of Defense
the position of the head of the Department of Defense
Education Secretary, Secretary of Education
the position of the head of the Education Department
Energy Secretary, Secretary of Energy
the position of the head of the Department of Energy
Secretary of Health and Human Services
the position of the head of the Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
the position of the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Labor Secretary, Secretary of Labor
the position of the head of the Department of Labor
Secretary of State
the position of the head of the State Department
Interior Secretary, Secretary of the Interior
the position of the head of the Department of the Interior
Secretary of the Treasury, Treasury Secretary
the position of the head of the Treasury Department
Secretary of Transportation, Transportation Secretary
the position of the head of the Department of Transportation
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
the position of the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary of War, War Secretary
head of a former executive department; combined with the Navy Secretary to form the Defense Secretary in 1947
Navy Secretary, Secretary of the Navy
head of a former executive department; combined with the War Secretary to form the Defense Secretary in 1947
Secretary of Commerce and Labor
head of a former executive department created in 1903 and divided into two departments in 1913
Secretary of Health Education and Welfare
head of a former executive department created in 1953 and divided into two departments in 1979
Type of:
business, job, line, line of work, occupation
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

n proper or designated social situation

“he overstepped his place
Synonyms:
station
Types:
niche
a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
Type of:
rank, social rank, social station, social status
position in a social hierarchy

n proper or appropriate position or location

“a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen”
Type of:
condition, status
a state at a particular time

n an item on a list or in a sequence

“in the second place
Synonyms:
position
Types:
postposition
(linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached)
preposition
(linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)
Type of:
item, point
a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list

v place somebody in a particular situation or location

“he was placed on probation”
Type of:
assign, delegate, depute, designate
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

v assign to a station

Synonyms:
post, send, station
Types:
garrison
station (troops) in a fort or garrison
fort
station (troops) in a fort
locate, site
assign a location to
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v assign to (a job or a home)

Type of:
assign, delegate, depute, designate
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

v assign a rank or rating to

Synonyms:
grade, order, range, rank, rate
Types:
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superordinate
place in a superior order or rank
shortlist
put someone or something on a short list
seed
distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds
reorder
assign a new order to
subordinate
rank or order as less important or consider of less value
prioritise, prioritize
assign a priority to
sequence
arrange in a sequence
downgrade
rate lower; lower in value or esteem
upgrade
rate higher; raise in value or esteem
invert, reverse
reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of
countermarch
change the order of soldiers during a march
outclass
cause to appear in a lower class
Type of:
evaluate, judge, pass judgment
form a critical opinion of

v estimate

Synonyms:
put, set
Type of:
approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

v to arrange for

place a phone call”
place a bet”
Type of:
order
make a request for something

v make an investment

Synonyms:
commit, invest, put
Antonyms:
disinvest, divest
reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
Types:
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fund
invest money in government securities
roll over
re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security
shelter
invest (money) so that it is not taxable
tie up
invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
job, speculate
invest at a risk
buy into
buy stocks or shares of a company
bull
try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
Type of:
drop, expend, spend
pay out

v recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

Synonyms:
identify
Types:
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differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart
mark as different
know
be able to distinguish, recognize as being different
discriminate, know apart
recognize or perceive the difference
label
distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
label
distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
sex
tell the sex (of young chickens)
individualise, individualize
make or mark or treat as individual
contrast
put in opposition to show or emphasize differences
severalise, severalize
distinguish or separate
contradistinguish
distinguish by contrasting qualities
decouple, dissociate
regard as unconnected
demarcate
separate clearly, as if by boundaries
discriminate, separate, single out
treat differently on the basis of sex or race
stratify
divide society into social classes or castes
Type of:
determine, set
fix conclusively or authoritatively

v take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal

Synonyms:
come in, come out
Type of:
rank
take or have a position relative to others

v sing a note with the correct pitch

Type of:
sing
produce tones with the voice

v finish second or better in a horse or dog race

“he bet $2 on number six to place
Type of:
race, run
compete in a race

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