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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Place v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placed p. pr. & vb. n. Placing ]
 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.   --Shak.
 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.   --Shak.
 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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,
      2: put in position in relation to other things; "end tables
         placed conveniently"