Definitions for placeable

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

placepleɪs(n.; v.)placed, plac•ing.

  1. (n.)a particular portion of space, whether of definite or indefinite extent.

  2. space in general:

    time and place.

  3. the portion of space normally occupied by a person or thing.

  4. any part of a body or surface; spot:

    a decayed place in a tree.

  5. a particular passage in a book or writing.

  6. a space or seat for a person, as in a theater or train.

  7. position, situation, or circumstances:

    I would complain if I were in your place.

  8. a proper or appropriate location, position, or time:

    A restaurant is no place for an argument.

  9. a job, post, or office:

    persons in high places.

  10. a function or duty:

    It is not your place to offer criticism.

  11. proper sequence or relationship, as of ideas or details.

  12. high position or rank.

  13. a region or area:

    to travel to distant places.

  14. an open space or square in a city or town.

  15. a short street or court.

  16. an area of habitation, as a city, town, or village.

  17. a building, location, etc., set aside for a specific purpose:

    a place of worship.

  18. a part of a building:

    The kitchen is the sunniest place in the house.

  19. a residence, dwelling, or house.

  20. lieu; substitution (usu. fol. by of):

    Use yogurt in place of sour cream.

  21. a step or point in order of proceeding:

    in the first place.

  22. Arith. the position of a figure in a series, as in decimal notation. Usu., places. the figures of the series.

    Category: Math

  23. one of the three dramatic unities.

    Category: Literature

  24. Sports. a position among the leading competitors, usu. the first, second, or third at the finish line. the position of the competitor who comes in second in a horse race.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: Compare show (def. 26), 29 win (def. 15). 17

  25. space for entry or passage:

    to make place for the crowds.

  26. (v.t.)to put in the proper position or order; arrange:

    Place the dishes on the table.

  27. to put or set in a particular place.

  28. to put in a suitable place for some purpose:

    to place an advertisement in the newspaper.

  29. to put into particular or proper hands.

  30. to give (an order or the like) to a supplier.

  31. to appoint (a person) to a post or office.

  32. to find a place, situation, etc., for (a person).

  33. to determine or indicate the place of:

    We place health high among our aims.

  34. to assign a certain position or rank to.

  35. to identify by connecting with the proper place, circumstances, etc:

    to place a face.

  36. to employ (the voice) to sing or speak with resonant tones.

    Category: Music and Dance

  37. (v.i.)to finish among the first three competitors in a race. to finish second in a horse race.

    Category: Sport

  38. to earn a specified standing, as in an examination or competition:

    He placed fifth in the class.

Idioms for place:

  1. give place to, to give precedence to. to be succeeded or replaced by.

    Category: Idiom

  2. go places,to advance in one's career; succeed.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  3. in place, in the correct or usual position or order. in the same spot, without advancing or retreating:

    to jog in place.

    Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary

  4. know or keep one's place,to behave according to one's position or rank, esp. if inferior.

    Category: Idiom

  5. out of place, not in the correct or usual position or order. unsuitable; inappropriate.

    Category: Idiom

  6. place in the sun,a favorable position; prominence.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of place:

1200–50; ME < OF place < L platea,platēa street, courtyard, area < Gk plateîa broad street


Princeton's WordNet

  1. recognizable, recognisable, placeable(adj)

    capable of being recognized


  1. placeable(Noun)

    A jobseeker who is considered by an employment agency to be suitable for placement, but not employment, with a client company.

  2. placeable(Noun)

    In computer-aided translation, an element such as a symbol or numeral, which is the same in both source and target segments and can therefore be placed directly from one into the other.

  3. placeable(Noun)

    Something which is conventionally associated with a specific place; for example, blinds go on windows, carpets go on floors.

  4. placeable(Adjective)

    Capable of being placed.


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