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.]