Webster 1913 Edition
Any portion of space regarded as measured off or distinct from all other space, or appropriated to some definite object or use; position; ground; site; spot; rarely, unbounded space.
Here is the
Within heaven’s bound?
placecan be for us
Within heaven’s bound?
placehas sometimes a more confused sense, and stands for that space which any body takes up; and so the universe is a
A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end.“Hangman boys in the market place.”
A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a mansion; a village, town, or city; a fortified town or post; a stronghold; a region or country.
Are you native of this
Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling.“The enervating magic of place.”
Men in great
placeare thrice servants.
I know my
placeas I would they should do theirs.
Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied).“In place of Lord Bassanio.”
A definite position or passage of a document.
placeof the scripture which he read was this.
Acts viii. 32.
Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding;
as, he said in the first.
Reception; effect; – implying the making room for.
My word hath no
John viii. 37.
Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; – usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude.
Place of arms
a place calculated for the rendezvous of men in arms, etc., as a fort which affords a safe retreat for hospitals, magazines, etc.
a mount on which sacrifices were offered.“Him that offereth in the high place.”
Jer. xlviii. 35.–
in proper position; timely.–
Out of place,
as, his remarks were.
out of place
the act of kicking the ball after it has been placed on the ground.–
the name of a place or locality.
To give place,
to make room; to yield; to give way; to give advantage.“Neither give place to the devil.”
Eph. iv. 27.“Let all the rest give place.”
To have place,
to have a station, room, or seat; as, such desires can have no place in a good heart.–
To take place.
To come to pass; to occur; as, the ceremony will not take place.
To take precedence or priority.
To take effect; to prevail.“If your doctrine takes place.”
Berkeley.“But none of these excuses would take place.”
To take the place of,
to be substituted for.
Syn. – Situation; seat; abode; position; locality; location; site; spot; office; employment; charge; function; trust; ground; room; stead.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a particular place; to fix; to settle; to locate;
placea book on a shelf; to
placeballs in tennis.
Syn. – Put.
Upon my head they
placeda fruitless crown.
To put or set in a particular rank, office, or position; to surround with particular circumstances or relations in life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life;
as, in whatever sphere one is.
Placesuch over them to be rulers.
Ex. xviii. 21.
To put out at interest; to invest; to loan;
placemoney in a bank
To set; to fix; to repose;“My resolution 's placed.”
placeconfidence in a friend
To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.
Placeit for her chief virtue.
to recognize or identify (a person).
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A particular portion of space of indefinite extent, occupied or intended to be occupied by any person or thing, and considered as the space where a person or thing does or may rest or has rested, as distinct from space in general.
Look from the place where thou art. Gen.13.
The place where thou standest is holy ground. Ex.3.
Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours. .11.
David's place was empty. 1 Sam.20.
2.Any portion of space, as distinct from space in general.
Enlargement and deliverance shall arise to the Jews from another place. Esth.4.
From whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. Rev.20.
4.Separate room or apartment.
His catalogue had an especial place for sequestered divines.
5.Seat; residence; mansion.
The Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. John.11.
6.A portion or passage of writing or of a book.
The place of the Scripture which he read was this. Acts.8.
7.Point or degree in order of proceeding; as in the first place; in the second place; in the last place. Hence,
8.Rank; order of priority, dignity or importance. He holds the first place in society, or in the affections of the people.
9.Office, employment; official station. The man has a place under the government.
Do you your office, or give up your place.
10. Ground; room.
There is no place of doubting but that it is the very same.
11. Station in life; calling; occupation; condition. All, in their several places, perform their duty.
12. A city, a town; a village. In what place does he reside? He arrived at this place in the mail coach. Gen.18.
13. In military affairs, a fortified town or post; a fortress; a fort; as a strong place; a place easily defended. The place was taken by assault.
14. A country; a kingdom. England is the place of his birth.
15. Space in general.
But she all place within herself confines.
16. Room; stead; with the sense of substitution.
And Joseph said unto them, fear not; for am I in the place of God? Gen.1.
17. Room; kind reception.
My word hath no place in you. John 8.
18. The place of the moon, in astronomy,is the part of its orbit where it is found at any given time. The place of the sun or a star, is the sign and degree of the zodiac, in which it is at any given time, or the degree of the ecliptic, reckoning from the beginning of Aries, which the star's circle of longitude cuts, and therefore coincides with the longitude of the sun or star.
To take place, to come; to happen; to come into actual existence or operation; as when we say, this or that event will or will not take place. The perfect exemption of man from calamity can never take place in this state of existence.
1.To take the precedence or priority.
take the place, but sometimes to take place, omitting the article, is to occupy the place or station of another.
To have place, to have a station, room or seat. Such desires can have no place in a good heart.
1.To have actual existence.
To give place, to make room or way. Give place to your superiors.
1.To give room; to give advantage; to yield to the influence of; to listen to.
Neither give place to the devil. Eph.4.
2.To give way; to yield to and suffer to pass away.
High place, in Scripture, a mount on which sacrifices were offered.
1.To appoint, set, induct or establish in an office.
Thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, &c. Ex.18.
It is a high moral duty of sovereigns and supreme magistrates and councils, to place in office men of unquestionable virtue and talents.
2.To put or set in any particular rank, state or condition. Some men are placed in a condition of rank and opulence, others are placed in low or narrow circumstances; but in whatever sphere men are placed, contentment will insure to them a large portion of happiness.
3.To set; to fix; as, to place one's affections on an object; to place confidence in a friend.
4.To put; to invest; as, to place money in the funds or in a bank.
5.To put out at interest; to lend; as, to place money in good hands or in good security.