ETYM French, from Latin platea a street, an area, a courtyard, from Greek plateia a street, properly fem. of platys, flat, broad; akin to Skr. porthu, Lith. platus. Related to Flawn, Piazza, Plate, Plaza.
1. A general vicinity.
2. A particular situation; SYN. shoes.
3. Any area set aside for a particular purpose; SYN. property.
4. Proper or appropriate position or location.
5. An abstract mental location.
6. Proper or designated social situation; SYN. station.
7. The passage that is being read.
8. (In horse racing) A finish in second place.
9. An item on a list or in a sequence; SYN. position.
1. To put something somewhere:
2. To establish somebody in a particular situation or location:
3. To identify the location or place of; SYN. localize.
4. To assign to (a job or a home).
5. To estimate:
6. To sing a note with the correct pitch.
7. To take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal; SYN. come in, come out.
8. To arrange for or to make;,