place-n; 9 Senses

Sense Number 1: physical vicinity, a general location

Commentary: PLACE[+location][+physical][+vicinity] a general region of space

This would be a nice place for a picnic.
He comes from a place near Chicago.
Let's meet at the central place in the town, where the fountain is.
Jack has traveled to some remote places on the planet.
That young fashion designer is really going places! (figurative)
My broker said energy stocks are not the right place to be right now. (figurative)
China is one place Mary has never visited.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a specific property, building or physical structure

Commentary: PLACE[+entity][+physical][+property][+specific][+store/+house/+institution] a building or complex set aside for a particular purpose

Who owns this place?
There's a new place we should try for dinner sometime.
Your place or mine?
We'll need a place to stay when we're in Rome.
Their universities are great places of learning.
They bought a place in the country last year.
City Hall is the place for this sort of complaint.
There were riots after two holy places were bombed.
We're meeting at the usual gathering place for drinks after work.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: a region allocated to hold something

Commentary: PLACE[+location][+region][+allocated]

Sign your name at the place at the bottom of the page.
He has a special place in my thoughts. (figurative)
No one will ever take John's place in Mary's heart. (figurative)
Can you hold our place in line while I fetch coffee?
That policy leaves no place for individual initiative. (figurative)
Is there a place for humor in all of this?
This questionnaire has no place to write additional comments.
Is there a place at our table for Phil, or should he join the others?
Where is the best place to put this lamp?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 4: a social post, or position, that one occupies

Commentary: PLACE[+role][+social][+post]
NOTE: the post may be permanent (career) or temporary (an evening's obligation)

Sally will go in my place to the meeting this evening.
If you were in my place what would you do?
He occupied a place in the Treasury Department.
The board believes he overstepped his place in making that decision.
The responsibilities of a person in his place are enormous.
She complained that the servants didn't know their place.
A woman's place is no longer in the kitchen, it's in the boardroom.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 5: a specified point or spot within a larger area

Commentary: PLACE[+location][+position][+specified]

Show me the place where it hurts.
Each cat has its favorite place on the couch.
She put her finger on the word so she could keep her place in the passage.
The soloist lost his place in the music and came in one measure too late.
Her wrist was broken in three places.
The jet found an emergency landing place along a major highway.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11, 12

Sense Number 6: rank in a series, e.g. first place

Commentary: PLACE[+relation][+rank] Includes idiom: in_the_X_place

Bob finished in third place in the nationals.
Calculate your results out to three decimal places.
Convenience should take second place to safety in this matter.
In the first place, it's a non-smoking restaurant, in the second place, I don't even like cigars! (discourse marker)

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: in_the_X_place

Sense Number 7: inappropriate, odd or inaccurate

Commentary: Idiom: out_of_place

His personal remarks to her were out of place at that meeting.
These big lamps seem out of place in such a small room.
Some of the slang in that movie was out of place for the time period being depicted.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: out_of_place

Sense Number 8: something that replaces another thing

Commentary: Idiom: in_place_of

You can use vanilla extract in place of almond extract in this recipe.
Euros are now the standard currency of the EU in place of member nations' old currencies.
In place of wallpaper, Jane painted decorative frescos on her dining room walls.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 9: situated properly

Commentary: Idiom: in_place

The legal structures are in place now for this merger to happen.
Is everything in place for Bob's surprise birthday party?
Those nations must first have property rights in place before economic prosperity can flourish.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: in_place