Definition for PLACE

PLACE, v.t. [Fr. placer.]

  1. To put or set in a particular part of space, or in a particular part of the earth, or in something on its surface; to locate: as, to place a house by the side of a stream; to place a book on the shelf; to place a body of cavalry on each flank of an army.
  2. 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. – Exod. xviii. It is a high moral duty of sovereigns and supreme magistrates and councils, to place in office men of unquestionable virtue and talents. – Anon.
  3. 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.
  4. To set; to fix; as, to place one's affections on an object; to place confidence in a friend.
  5. To put; to invest; as, to place money in the funds or in a bank.
  6. To put out at interest; to lend; as, to place money in good hands or in good security.

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