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Place \Place\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placed; p. pr. & vb. n. Placing.] [Cf. F. placer. See Place, n.]

  1. 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; as, to place a book on a shelf; to place balls in tennis.

    Syn: Put.

    Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown.

  2. 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 placed.

    Place such over them to be rulers.
    --Ex. xviii. 21.

  3. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank.

  4. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend. ``My resolution 's placed.''

  5. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.

    Place it for her chief virtue.

  6. (Racing) To determine or announce the place of at the finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three horses are placed officially.

  7. (Rugby Football) To place-kick ( a goal).

  8. to recognize or identify (a person). [Colloq. U.S.]


vb. (en-past of: place)

  1. adj. situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank" [syn: located, set, situated]

  2. put in position in relation to other things; "end tables placed conveniently"

Usage examples of "placed".

If, however, meat had been placed on the glands of these same tentacles before they had begun to secrete copiously and to absorb, they undoubtedly would have affected the exterior rows.

As, however, the aggregation caused by this salt travels down the tentacles at a quicker rate than when insoluble particles are placed on the glands, it is probable that ammonia in some form is absorbed not only by the glands, but passes down the tentacles.

They could just see these, partly hidden by a knoll that abutted from the plateau on which the homestead was placed.

The core is placed upon the end of the ridge abutting upon the inside of the loop, and so the imaginary line crosses no looping ridge, which is necessary.

The negotiator worked to isolate the suspect while at the same time setting himself in a position to wait, psychologically starving out the individual, as here, where Abies had effectively been placed under house arrest.

As he said the last words my converter rose, and went to the window to dry his tears, I felt deeply moved, anal full of admiration for the virtue of De la Haye and of his pupil, who, to save his soul, had placed himself under the hard necessity of accepting alms.

On the accession of Alexander he returned to court, and was placed by that prince in a station useful to the service, and honorable to himself.

For this purpose the two plates must be acoustically tuned to each other and placed not too far apart.

One day they went together to the notary Raguideau, one of the shortest men I think I ever saw in my life, Madame de Beauharnais placed great confidence, in him, and went there on purpose to acquaint him of her intention to marry the young general of artillery,--the protege of Barras.

I replied, following her steps, that I presumed they had been placed there to impose on fools, or to excite the laughter of those acquainted with history.

Margland was a woman of family and fashion, but reduced, through the gaming and extravagance of her father, to such indigence, that, after sundry failures in higher attempts, she was compelled to acquiesce in the good offices of her friends, which placed her as a governess in the house of Sir Hugh.

Resigned, I groped in the pocket of my skirt, where I had placed the small box containing the Chinese acupuncture needles that had saved his life on our Atlantic crossing.

I placed one of these leaves under the microscope, and saw innumerable atoms of lime adhering to the external surface of the secretion.

Daklar Bolbay lodged her complaint against you, an adjudicator ordered you placed under judicial scrutiny.

Meg went about from house to house, begging deadclothes, and got the body straighted in a wonderful decent manner, with a plate of earth and salt placed upon it--an admonitory type of mortality and eternal life that has ill-advisedly gone out of fashion.