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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Graham Ferguson Lacey, with 20 percent, is expected in London shortly and a share placing is rumoured.
▪ Sufficient time is not always given to the study of the basic principles and the proper spacing and placing of the movements.
▪ That could include traditional diplomacy, peace-monitoring, the placing of tripwire forces on disputed borders and the policing of arms embargoes.
▪ The placing was at 360p, 13p below the opening price.
▪ The Maccabees fought rather than acquiesce in the placing of a statue of Zeus in the Temple.
▪ The right spacing of voices and placing of intervals is therefore of paramount importance in achieving our aesthetic objectives.
▪ This idea of the placing of figures in relation to the plan of the garden is important.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.]


n. 1 The action of the verb ''to place'' 2 The condition of being placed 3 The position of a competitor at the end of a race vb. (present participle of place English)

Usage examples of "placing".

The Court of Vienna refused to accede to it, not placing perhaps so much importance on the deliverance of Mack as he had flattered himself it would.

In consequence of these lamentable occurrences, and the excited state of the northern districts of the kingdom, on the 22nd of July, Lord John Russell announced his intention of taking the requisite precautions for securing the tranquillity of the country, by placing at the hands of the magistrates a better organized constitutional force for putting the law into execution, and providing sufficient military means for supporting them in the performance of their duty.

But from observing the effects of placing plants in the dark, in which case several shoots became in two or three days upright or nearly upright, and when brought back into the light again became rectangularly curved, we believe that the bending is in part due to apheliotropism, apparently somewhat opposed by apogeotropism.

Placing her large hand on his, she pursed her lips and nodded, in a way that showed Tatiana that Babushka knew things and was keeping them to herself.

Placing his tin baler before him, on which he had scratched his notes, he drew a map of the island.

The bull wheeled, somewhat in the same manner as when the banderilleros were placing their darts.

I pulled my sweater over my head and backed off, placing myself behind Jack, hoping now to lure Beane between the two of us and give Jack the clear shot he needed.

For a visiting military group, even one as accomplished and athletic as the SEALs, just placing in a biathlon event was considered a big deal.

The bondsman strode directly to the conference table, placing his briefcase on it with a resounding thud.

The native, first placing a calabash beneath the nose, as it were, of his curious-looking log-steed, for the purpose of receiving the grated fragments as they fall, mounts astride of it as if it were a hobby-horse, and twirling the inside of his hemispheres of cocoanut around the sharp teeth of the mother-of-pearl shell, the pure white meat falls in snowy showers into the receptacle provided.

Quite exhausted I let myself fall on the floor, and placing a bundle of rope under my head a sweet sleep came to my, relief.

He stooped and put his G-12 caseless down, placing the SIG-Sauer 9 mm pistol alongside it.

The problem could be circumvented by placing a shunt into the vena cava to allow the blood to return to the heart.

Just in time, for Betto was placing on the table an appetising supper of cawl and bread and butter, which the two men were soon discussing silently, for the Vicar was more pre-occupied than usual, and Cardo, too, was busy with his own thoughts.

I said, placing the aspirin bottle back into the medicine chest, and successfully, it turned out, palming the small vial of chlorpromazine tablets as I drew my hand away.