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.

Definitions of place
  1. noun
    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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    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
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    point
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
  2. noun
    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)
    customs
    the place at an airport or port where officials screen incoming travelers and goods
    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
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    geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
    a demarcated area of the Earth
  3. noun
    a general vicinity
    “He comes from a place near Chicago”
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    locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity
    a surrounding or nearby region
  4. noun
    a blank area
    synonyms: blank space, space
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    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
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    area, expanse, surface area
    the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
  5. noun
    where you live at a particular time
    “your place or mine?”
    synonyms: home
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    home away from home, home from home
    a place where you are just as comfortable and content as if you were home
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    abode, residence
    any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
  6. noun
    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
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    point
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
  7. noun
    a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
    “he sat in someone else's place
    synonyms: seat
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    perch
    an elevated place serving as a seat
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    space
    an area reserved for some particular purpose
  8. noun
    a public square with room for pedestrians
    “Grosvenor Place
    synonyms: piazza, plaza
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    public square, square
    an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
  9. noun
    the passage that is being read
    “he lost his place on the page”
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    passage
    a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
  10. verb
    assign a location to
    synonyms: locate, site
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    post, send, station
    assign to a station
  11. verb
    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
    put something (e.g. 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, rejigger
    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
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  12. verb
    locate
    synonyms: localise, localize, set
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    present, represent, stage
    perform (a play), especially on a stage
  13. verb
    identify the location or place of
    synonyms: localise, localize
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    locate, situate
    determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
  14. verb
    intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    synonyms: aim, direct, point, target
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    address
    direct a question at someone
    home in, range in, zero in
    direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
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    aim, direct, take, take aim, train
    point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
  15. noun
    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”
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    layer, level, stratum
    an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
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    cognition, knowledge, noesis
    the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
  16. noun
    a particular situation
    “If you were in my place what would you do?”
    synonyms: shoes
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    position, situation
    a condition or position in which you find yourself
  17. noun
    the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
    “took his place
    synonyms: lieu, position, stead
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    behalf
    as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of")
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    function, office, part, role
    the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
  18. noun
    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, internship
    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
  19. noun
    proper or designated social situation
    “he overstepped his place
    synonyms: station
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    niche
    a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
    type of:
    echelon, rank, social rank, social station, social status
    position in a social hierarchy
  20. noun
    proper or appropriate position or location
    “a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen”
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    condition, status
    a state at a particular time
  21. noun
    an item on a list or in a sequence
    “in the second place
    synonyms: position
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    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
  22. verb
    place somebody in a particular situation or location
    “he was placed on probation”
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    assign, delegate, depute, designate
    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
  23. verb
    assign to a station
    synonyms: post, send, station
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    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
  24. verb
    assign to (a job or a home)
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    type of:
    assign, delegate, depute, designate
    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
  25. verb
    assign a rank or rating to
    synonyms: grade, order, range, rank, rate
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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
  26. verb
    estimate
    synonyms: put, set
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    type of:
    approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge
    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  27. verb
    to arrange for
    place a phone call”
    place a bet”
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    type of:
    order
    make a request for something
  28. verb
    make an investment
    synonyms: commit, invest, put
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    Antonyms:
    disinvest, divest
    reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
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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
  29. verb
    recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
    synonyms: identify
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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
    discern, 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
  30. verb
    take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal
    synonyms: come in, come out
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    type of:
    rank
    take or have a position relative to others
  31. verb
    sing a note with the correct pitch
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    type of:
    sing
    produce tones with the voice
  32. verb
    finish second or better in a horse or dog race
    “he bet $2 on number six to place
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    type of:
    race, run
    compete in a race
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