Definition for PLACE

PLACE, n. [Fr. id.; Sp. plaza; Port. praça; It. piazza, for plazza; Arm. plaçz; D. plaats; G. platz; Sw. plats; Dan. plads. Words of this signification have for their radical sense, to lay.]

  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. xiii. The place where thou standest is holy ground. – Exod. iii. Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours. – Deut. xi. David's place was empty. – 1 Sam. xx.
  2. Any portion of space, as distinct from space in general. Enlargement and deliverance shall arise to the Jews from another place. – Esth. iv.
  3. Local existence. From whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. – Rev. xx.
  4. Separate room or apartment. His catalogue had an especial plate for sequestered divines. – Fell.
  5. Seat; residence; mansion. The Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. – John xi.
  6. A portion or passage of writing or of a book. The place of the Scripture which he read was this. – Acts viii.
  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. – Shak.
  10. Ground; room. There is no place of doubting but that it is the very same. – Hammond.
  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. xviii.
  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 places within herself confines. – Davies.
  16. Room; stead; with the sense of substitution. And Joseph said to 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 viii.
  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. – Encyc. To take place, to come; to happen; 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. #2. To take the precedence or priority. – Addison. Locke. To 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. #2. To have actual existence. To give place, to make room or way. Give place to your superiors. #2. To give room; to give advantage; to yield to the influence of; to listen to. Neither give place to the devil. – Eph. iv. #3. To give way; to yield to and suffer to pass away. High place, in Scripture, a mount on which sacrifices were offered.

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