English - Vietnamese Dictionary
place /pleis/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- nơi, chỗ, địa điểm, địa phương (thành phố, tỉnh, làng...)
- in all places: ở khắp nơi
- a native of the place: một người sinh trưởng ở địa phương ấy
- nhà, nơi ở, nơi (dùng vào mục đích gì)
- to have a nice little place in the country: có một ngôi nhà nhỏ xinh xinh ở nông thôn
- can't you come to my place?: anh có thể đến chơi đằng nhà tôi được không?
- places of amusement: những nơi vui chơi
- chỗ, vị trí, địa vị; chỗ ngồi, chỗ đứng; chỗ thích đáng; chỗ thích hợp
- everything in its place: vật nào chỗ ấy
- a sore place on the wrist: chỗ đau ở cổ tay
- to give place to someone: tránh chỗ cho ai đi, nhường chỗ cho ai
- to change places with somebody: đổi chỗ cho ai
- if I were in your place: nếu tôi ở địa vị anh
- this is no place for children: đây không phải chỗ cho trẻ con
- the remark is out of place: lời nhận xét không đúng chỗ (không đúng lúc, không thích hợp)
- chỗ làm
- to get a place in...: kiếm được một chỗ làm ở...
- nhiệm vụ, cương vị
- it is not my place to inquire into that: tôi không có nhiệm vụ tì hiểu việc ấy
- to keep aomebody in his place: bắt ai phải giữ đúng cương vị, không để cho ai vượt quá cương vị
- địa vị (xã hôi), cấp bậc, thứ bậc, hạng
- to ottain a high place: đạt địa vị cao sang
- to get the first place in the race: được xếp hạng nhất trong cuộc đua, về nhất trong cuộc đua
- đoạn sách, đoạn bài nói
- I've lost my place: tôi không tìm được đoạn tôi đã đọc
- quảng trường, chỗ rộng ((thường) có tên riêng ở trước); đoạn phố
- (quân sự) vị trí
- the place can be defended: có thể bảo vệ được vị trí đó
- (toán học) vị trí (của một con số trong một dãy số)
- calculated to five places of decimals: được tính đến năm số lẻ
- thứ tự
- in the first place: thứ nhất, trước hết
- in the second place: thứ nhì, kế đó
- in the last place: cuối cùng
- in place of
- thay vì, thay cho, thay thế vào
- not quite in place
- không đúng chỗ, không thích hợp
- the proposal is not quite in place: đề nghị ấy không thích hợp
- to take place
- xảy ra, được cử hành được tổ chức
- ngoại động từ
- để, đặt
- to place everything in good order: để mọi thứ có thứ tự
- the house is well placed: ngôi nhà được đặt ở một vị trí rất tốt
- to place confidence in a leader: đặt tin tưởng ở một lãnh tụ
- cứ làm, đưa vào làm, đặt vào (cương vị công tác)
- to be placed in command of the regiment: được cử làm chỉ huy trung đoàn ấy
- đưa cho, giao cho
- to place an order for goods with a firm: (đưa đơn) đặt mua hàng của một công ty
- to place a book with a publisher: giao cho một nhà xuất bản in và phát hành một cuốn sách
- to place a matter in someone's hands: giao một vấn đề cho ai giải quyết
- to place a child under someone's care: giao một đứa bé cho ai chăm nom hộ
- xếp hạng
- to be placed third: được xếp hạng ba
- a commodity difficult to place: một mặt hàng khó bán
- nhớ (tên, nơi gặp gỡ...)
- I know his face but I can't place him: tôi biết mặt nó nhưng không nhớ tên nó tên gì và gặp ở đâu
- đánh giá (ai, về tính tình, địa vị...)
- he is a difficult man to place: khó đánh giá được anh ấy
- (thể dục,thể thao) ghi (bàn thắng bóng đá) bằng cú đặt bóng sút
+a point located with respect to surface features of some region
+any area set aside for a particular purpose
+an abstract mental location
+a general vicinity
+the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
+a particular situation
+where you live at a particular time
+a job in an organization
+the particular portion of space occupied by something
+proper or designated social situation
+a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
+the passage that is being read
+proper or appropriate position or location
+a public square with room for pedestrians
+an item on a list or in a sequence
+a blank area
+put into a certain place or abstract location
+place somebody in a particular situation or location
+assign a rank or rating to
+assign a location to
+to arrange for
+take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal
+intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
+recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
+assign to (a job or a home)
+identify the location or place of
+make an investment
+assign to a station
+finish second or better in a horse or dog race
+sing a note with the correct pitch
Advanced English Dictionary
1 location, site, position, point, spot, locus, area, locale, scene, setting:
This looks like a nice place for a picnic. She likes to see a place for everything and everything in its place
2 locale, area, neighbourhood, vicinity, district, section, part of the country, quarter, region; city, town, village, hamlet:
She comes from some place near Glasgow.
3 status, station, standing, grade, rank, position, niche, slot, situation, estate, state, circumstance(s):
Angela was just saying how difficult it is today to find a servant who knows his place
4 function, role, part, purpose, duty, obligation, task, responsibility, charge, chore, burden, concern, mission:
It is scarcely my place to remind you of your appointments with the dentist
5 position, job, post, berth, appointment, livelihood; employment, occupation, Colloq billet:
Is there a chance of my earning a place in your new company?
6 home, house, flat, apartment, room(s), quarters, lodgings, Rather formal residence, domicile, dwelling, abode, Colloq digs or diggings, pad:
Why not stop by my place for tea on Sunday?
7 stead; lieu:
As I cannot go, would you go in place of me?
8 position, situation, circumstances, condition:
Put yourself in my place and I think you would have done exactly the same
9 seat, chair, position:
Kevin, please take your place at the head of the table.
10 go places. succeed, become successful, get ahead, advance, prosper, thrive, flourish, go up in the world, make good, strike it rich, Colloq arrive, make a splash, US and Canadian hit pay dirt, luck out:
That boy will go places one day.
11 in place.
(a) fitting, suitable, appropriate, right, proper, correct, good form:
I don't think it in place for you to tell me what to do.
(b) in situ, in (the right or proper or correct) position, ready, all set, set up, in order, all right, Colloq OK or okay:
Is everything in place for tonight's party?
12 out of place. awkward, uncomfortable, unsuitable, inappropriate, wrong, improper, misplaced:
Compassion is out of place when dealing with war criminals.
13 put (someone) in his or her or their place. humble, mortify, bring down, embarrass, squelch, Colloq cut down to size, take down a peg (or two):
Aunt Agatha used to put Uncle Wilfred in his place by reminding him who held the purse-strings
14 take place. happen, occur, go on, come about; arise, Colloq transpire:
We shall never know what took place behind those locked doors.
15 put (out), position, situate, locate, dispose, arrange, order, set (out), lay, deposit; station, post, spot, pinpoint, Colloq stick, Brit bung:
Place the forks on the left and the knives on the right. They placed guards at the door of my room.
16 class, classify, sort, order, arrange, rank, group, categorize, bracket, grade; regard, view, see, consider:
She places love of family above love of country. Critics place him among the best writers of the century
17 identify, put one's finger on, recall, remember, recognize; associate:
I just can't place her for the moment. He finally placed me with those who had ragged him at school
18 put, set, assign, give:
People place too much importance on material things.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
position / point / area
1 [C] a particular position, point or area: Is this the place where it happened? + This would be a good place for a picnic. + I can't be in two places at once.
city / town / building
2 [C] a particular city, town, building, etc: I can't remember all the places we visited in Thailand. + I used to live in York and I'm still fond of the place. + The police searched the place. + We were looking for a place to eat. + Let's get out of this place!
3 [C] (especially in compounds or phrases) a building or an area of land used for a particular purpose: a meeting place + The town has many excellent eating places. + churches and other places of worship + He can usually be contacted at his place of work.
See also - RESTING PLACE
area on surface
4 [C] a particular area on a surface, especially on a person's body: He broke his arm in three places. + The paint was peeling off the wall in places.
in book / speech, etc.
5 [C] a point in a book, speech, piece of music, etc., especially one that sb has reached at a particular time: She had marked her place with a bookmark. + Excuse me, I seem to have lost my place. + The audience laughed in all the right places. + This is one of the few places in his work where he mentions his childhood.
6 [C] a position, seat, etc., especially one that is available for or being used by a person or vehicle: Come and sit here-I've saved you a place. + I don't want to lose my place in the line. + Would you like to change places with me so you can see better? + I've set a place for you at the table.
role / importance
7 [sing.] ~ (in sth) the role or importance of sb/sth in a particular situation, usually in relation to others: He is assured of his place in history. + Accurate reporting takes second place to lurid detail. + My father believed that people should know their place (= behave according to their social position). + It's not your place (= your role) to give advice. + Anecdotes have no place in (= are not acceptable in) an academic essay.
at university / school
8 [C] an opportunity to take part in sth, especially to study at a school or university or on a course: She's been offered a place at Bath to study Business. + There are very few places left on the course.
in sports team
9 [C] the position of being a member of a sports team: She has won a place in the Olympic team. + He lost his place in the first team.
10 [C] the natural or correct position for sth: Is there a place on the form to put your address? + Put it back in its place when you've finished with it.
11 [C] (usually with a negative) a suitable or safe area for sb to be: These streets are no place for a child to be out alone at night.
12 [sing.] a house or flat/apartment; a person's home: What about dinner at my place? + I'm fed up with living with my parents, so I'm looking for a place of my own. + I thought I'd better clean the place up.
in race / competition
13 [C, usually sing.] a position among the winning competitors in a race or competition: He finished in third place.
14 [C] the position of a figure after a DECIMAL POINT: The number is correct to three decimal places.
street / square
15 (Place) [sing.] (abbreviation Pl.) used as part of a name for a short street or square: 66 Portland Place
Idioms: all over the place (BrE also all over the shop) (AmE also all over the lot) (informal)
1 everywhere: New restaurants are appearing all over the place.
2 not neat or tidy; not well organized: Your calculations are all over the place (= completely wrong).
change / swap places (with sb) (usually used in negative sentences) to be in sb else's situation: I'm perfectly happy-I wouldn't change places with anyone.
fall / slot into place if sth complicated or difficult to understand falls or slots into place, it becomes organized or clear in your mind: Then I found his diary and it all began to fall into place.
give place to sb/sth (formal) to be replaced by sb/sth: Houses and factories gave place to open fields as the train gathered speed.
be going places to be getting more and more successful in your life or career: a young architect who's really going places
if I was / were in your place used to introduce a piece of advice you are giving to sb: If I were in your place, I'd resign immediately.
in the first place used at the end of a sentence to talk about why sth was done or whether it should have been done or not: I still don't understand why you chose that name in the first place. + I should never have taken that job in the first place.
in the first, second, etc. place used at the beginning of a sentence to introduce the different points you are making in an argument: Well, in the first place he has all the right qualifications.
in my, your, etc. place in my, your, etc. situation: I wouldn't like to be in your place.
1 in the correct position; ready for sth: Carefully lay each slab in place. + The receiver had already clicked into place.
2 working or ready to work: All the arrangements are now in place for their visit. + How long has the import ban been in place?
in place of sb/sth
in sb's / sth's place instead of sb/sth: You can use milk in place of cream in this recipe. + He was unable to come to the ceremony, but he sent his son to accept the award in his place.
out of place
1 not in the correct place: Some of these files seem to be out of place.
2 not suitable for a particular situation: Her remarks were out of place. + I felt completely out of place among all these successful people.
a place in the sun a position of privilege or advantage
put yourself in sb else's / sb's place to imagine that you are in sb else's situation: Of course I was upset-just put yourself in my place.
put sb in their place to make sb feel stupid or embarrassed for showing too much confidence: At first she tried to take charge of the meeting but I soon put her in her place.
take place to happen, especially after previously being arranged or planned: The film festival takes place in October. + We may never discover what took place that night. - HAPPEN
take sb's / sth's place
take the place of sb/sth to replace sb/sth: She couldn't attend the meeting so her assistant took her place. + Computers have taken the place of typewriters in most offices.
take your place
1 to go to the physical position that is necessary for an activity: Take your places for dinner.
2 to take or accept the status in society that is correct or that you deserve
more at HAIR, HEART, PRIDE n., ROCK n.
1 [VN +adv./prep.] to put sth in a particular place, especially when you do it carefully or deliberately: He placed his hand on her shoulder. + A bomb had been placed under the seat. + The parking areas in the town are few, but strategically placed.
2 [VN +adv./prep.] (more formal than put) to put sb/yourself in a particular situation: to place sb in command / under arrest + She was placed in the care of an uncle. + His resignation placed us in a difficult position. + The job places great demands on me. + He has placed himself above party politics.
3 [VN] ~ sth (on sth / doing sth) used to express the attitude sb has towards sb/sth: Great emphasis is placed on education. + They place a high value on punctuality.
4 [VN] (usually used in negative sentences) to recognize sb/sth and be able to identify them/it: I've seen her before but I just can't place her. + His accent was impossible to place.
bet / order / advertisement
5 [VN] to give instructions about sth or make a request for sth to happen: to place a bet / an order + We placed an advertisement for a cleaner in the local paper.
find home / job
6 [VN] ~ sb (in sth)
~ sb (with sb/sth) to find a suitable home, job, etc. for sb: The children were placed with foster parents. + The agency placed about 2 000 secretaries last year.
7 [VN +adv./prep.] to decide that sb/sth has a particular position or rank compared with other people or things: I would place her among the top five tennis players in the world. + Nursing attracts people who place relationships high on their list of priorities.
8 used to describe a person, a team or a horse, etc. finishing in a particular position in a race: [VN-ADJ] He was placed fifth in last Saturday's race. + [VN] (BrE) My horse has been placed several times (= it was among the first three or four to finish the race). + [V] (AmE) His horse placed in the last race (= it was among the first three to finish the race, usually in second place).
Idioms: be well, ideally, uniquely, better, etc. placed for sth / to do sth
1 to be in a good, very good, etc. position or have a good, very good, etc. opportunity to do sth: Engineering graduates are well placed for a wide range of jobs. + The company is ideally placed to take advantage of the new legislation.
2 to be situated in a pleasant or convenient place: The hotel is well placed for restaurants, bars and clubs.
more at PEDESTAL, PREMIUM n., RECORD n.
place / space / room
Place, space, and room all describe an area in a room, building, vehicle, etc. which can be occupied by somebody or something.
Place is a countable noun. It is used to talk about a particular area where you can sit, work, sleep, etc: I'm looking for a place to stay. + Will you save me a place in the classroom?
In BrE place cannot be used with no or any, but in AmE it can. There is nowhere to park. (BrE, AmE) + There's no place to park (AmE only) + I couldn't find anywhere to stay. (BrE, AmE) + I couldn't find any place to stay.(AmE only)
Space and room are used as uncountable nouns to talk about an empty area: The wardrobe takes up too much room. + There isn't enough space for another chair.
1 particular position/area
good, great, ideal | terrible
It was a terrible place to live.
Keep your purse in a safe place.
| right, suitable
I happened to be in the right place at the right time.
| wrong | beautiful, nice
It's a nice place you've got here.
| interesting | busy, crowded | quiet | strange | faraway, out-of-the way, remote
holidays in faraway places
| public | hiding, market, meeting, resting
VERB + PLACE
I forgot to mark my place (= in a book).
I've lost my place in the script.
PLACE + NOUN
at/in a/the ~
We had dinner at a crowded place in Soho.
| in ~
It was held in place with tape. There will be rain in places.
| into ~
She tapped the lid into place.
| out of ~
Some of these files seem to be out of place.
all over the place
no place/not the place
This is not the place for an argument.
| a place of birth/business/interest/learning/work/worship
Please state your date and place of birth.
2 seat/position for sb/sth
VERB + PLACE
sit (down) in, take
We took our places round the table.
| go back to, return to
The boy returned to his place
| keep (sb), save (sb) | lose
I've lost my place in the queue.
| give up | change, swap
He swapped places with me.
| show sb to
She showed them to their places.
| lay, set
I've laid four places for dinner.
PLACE + NOUN
mat | card
the place of honour
He took the place of honour on his hostess's right.
central, important, prominent | special
He holds a special place in her affections
| proper, rightful
VERB + PLACE
have, hold, occupy
Housing occupied a prominent place in the discussions.
She knows her place.
I'm sorry?I was forgetting my place.
| restore sth to
He has been restored to his rightful place in the community.
| put sb in
At first he tried to take charge of the meeting but I soon put her in her place.
Dance has a centralplace in their culture.
it's not sb's place to
It's not your place to correct her.
| a place in history
a statesman who is assured a place in history
4 opportunity to study at a college, play for a team, etc.
free | college, nursery, school, university
VERB + PLACE
get, win | award sb, offer sb | lose
He was injured and lost his place in the side.
He was awarded a place at Leeds University.
| ~ on
She got a place on the French course.
5 sb's position at the end of a race, competition, etc.
VERB + PLACE
finish in, take
She took third place.
PLACE + VERB
go to sb
Second place went to the Moroccan athlete. verb
1 (often be placed) put sth in a position
carefully, neatly | haphazardly
The books were placed haphazardly on the shelf.
She produced a long silver whistle and placed it firmly between her lips.
| gently, lightly | centrally
The table was placed centrally.
| ideally, conveniently, uniquely, well
The hotel is well placed for restaurants, bars and clubs.
| judiciously, strategically
There are candles strategically placed?just in case we have another power cut.
| side by side
The boots, neatly placed side by side, were near the bed.
between, in, inside, on, over, under, etc.
He placed the letter in a drawer.
2 (often be placed) put sb in a situation
firmly | ideally, conveniently, uniquely, well
The company is ideally placed to win the contract.
VERB + PLACE
atttempt to, try to | be difficult to, be hard to
children who are difficult to place in foster homes
an attempt to place the question firmly back on the political agenda
an attempt to place sth
3 emphasis, value, blame, etc.
The blame was placed squarely on the doctor.
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