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You can make 35 words from 'place' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'place'

CAPLE 9PLACE 9

4 letters words from 'place'

ALEC 6CALP 8
CAPE 8CLAP 8
LACE 6LEAP 6
PACE 8PALE 6
PEAL 6PELA 6
PLEA 6 

3 letters words from 'place'

ACE 5ALE 3
ALP 5APE 5
CAP 7CEL 5
CEP 7LAC 5
LAP 5LEA 3
LEP 5PAC 7
PAL 5PEA 5
PEC 7 

2 letters words from 'place'

AE 2AL 2
EA 2EL 2
LA 2PA 4
PE 4 

All 5 letters words made out of place

place lpace palce aplce lapce alpce plcae lpcae pclae cplae lcpae clpae pacle apcle pcale cpale acple caple lacpe alcpe lcape clape aclpe calpe plaec lpaec palec aplec lapec alpec pleac lpeac pelac eplac lepac elpac paelc apelc pealc epalc aeplc eaplc laepc alepc leapc elapc aelpc ealpc plcea lpcea pclea cplea lcpea clpea pleca lpeca pelca eplca lepca elpca pcela cpela pecla epcla cepla ecpla lcepa clepa lecpa elcpa celpa eclpa pacel apcel pcael cpael acpel capel paecl apecl peacl epacl aepcl eapcl pceal cpeal pecal epcal cepal ecpal acepl caepl aecpl eacpl ceapl ecapl lacep alcep lcaep claep aclep calep laecp alecp leacp elacp aelcp ealcp lceap cleap lecap elcap celap eclap acelp caelp aeclp eaclp cealp ecalp

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word place. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in place.

Definitions and meaning of place

place

Alternative forms

  • pleace (some English dialects: 18th–19th centuries; Scots: until the 17th century)

Pronunciation

  • enPR: plās, IPA(key): /pleɪs/, [pʰl̥eɪs]
  • Rhymes: -eɪs
  • Homophone: plaice

Etymology 1

From Middle English place, conflation of Old English plæse, plætse, plæċe (place, an open space, street) and Old French place (place, an open space), both from Latin platea (plaza, wide street), from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa), shortening of πλατεῖα ὁδός (plateîa hodós, broad way), from Proto-Indo-European *plat- (to spread), extended form of *pleh₂- (flat). Displaced native Middle English lough, loogh, loȝ (place, stead), from Old English lōh (place, stead); Middle English stede (place, location), from Old English stede (place, stead); and Middle English stowe (place), from Old English stōw (place, locality, site). Compare also English pleck (plot of ground), West Frisian plak (place, spot, location), Dutch plek (place, spot, patch). Doublet of plaza and piazza.

Noun

place (plural places)

  1. (physical) An area; somewhere within an area.
    1. An open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard.
      • c. 1590, William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV, scene iv
        Ay, sir, the other squirrel was stolen from me by the hangman's boys in the market-place
    2. A group of houses.
    3. An inhabited area: a village, town, or city.
    4. Any area of the earth: a region.
    5. The area one occupies, particularly somewhere to sit.
    6. The area where one lives: one's home, formerly (chiefly) country estates and farms.
      • 1853, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, ch 2:
        My Lady Dedlock has been down at what she calls, in familiar conversation, her "place" in Lincolnshire.
    7. An area of the skin.
    8. (euphemistic slang) An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory.
      • 1901, John Stephen Farmer & al., Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present, Vol. V, page 220:
        Place,... (2) a jakes, or house of ease.
      • 1951, William Styron, Lie Down in Darkness, Ch. ii, page 59:
        ‘I guess I'll take this opportunity to go to the place’...
        ‘She means the little girls room.’
    9. (obsolete) An area to fight: a battlefield or the contested ground in a battle.
  2. A location or position in space.
  3. A particular location in a book or document, particularly the current location of a reader.
  4. (obsolete) A passage or extract from a book or document.
  5. (obsolete, rhetoric) A topic.
  6. A frame of mind.
  7. (chess, obsolete) A chess position; a square of the chessboard.
  8. (social) A responsibility or position in an organization.
    1. A role or purpose; a station.
      • (Can we date this quote by Francis Bacon and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
        Men in great place are thrice servants.
    2. The position of a contestant in a competition.
    3. (horse-racing) The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position.
      to win a bet on a horse for place
    4. The position as a member of a sports team.
  9. (obsolete) A fortified position: a fortress, citadel, or walled town.
  10. Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.
  11. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.
    • (Can we date this quote by Mather Byles and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      In the first place, I do not understand politics; in the second place, you all do, every man and mother's son of you; in the third place, you have politics all the week, pray let one day in the seven be devoted to religion []
  12. Reception; effect; implying the making room for.
    • Bible, John viii. 37
      My word hath no place in you.
Synonyms
  • (market square): courtyard, piazza, plaza, square
  • (somewhere to sit): seat
  • (outhouse or lavatory): See Thesaurus:bathroom
  • (location): location, position, situation, stead, stell, spot
  • (frame of mind): frame of mind, mindset, mood
Hyponyms
Derived terms
Related terms
Descendants
  • Pijin: ples
  • Tok Pisin: ples
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English placen, from the noun (see above).

Verb

place (third-person singular simple present places, present participle placing, simple past and past participle placed)

Additional archaic forms include the second-person singular past tense placedst.
  1. (transitive) To put (an object or person) in a specific location.
  2. (intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition.
    1. (intransitive, racing) To finish second, especially of horses or dogs.
  3. (transitive) To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.
  4. (transitive, passive) To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.
  5. (transitive) To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
  6. (transitive) To arrange for or to make (a bet).
  7. (transitive) To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.
  8. (sports, transitive) To place-kick (a goal).
Synonyms
  • (to earn a given spot):
  • (to put in a specific location): deposit, lay, lay down, put down
  • (to remember where and when something or someone was previously encountered):
  • (passive, to achieve a certain position): achieve, make
  • (to sing (a note) with the correct pitch): reach
  • (to arrange for, make (a bet)):
  • (to recruit or match an appropriate person):
Derived terms
Translations

Anagrams

  • Capel, Caple, capel, caple, clape

Czech

Alternative forms

  • placu (locative singular)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈplat͡sɛ]
  • Rhymes: -atsɛ
  • Hyphenation: pla‧ce

Noun

place

  1. vocative/locative singular of plac

Anagrams

  • palce, palec

French

Etymology

From Old French place, from Latin platea, from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /plas/

Noun

place f (plural places)

  1. place, square, plaza, piazza
  2. place, space, room
  3. place, seat

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Haitian Creole: laplas (with definite article la)
    • English: laplas
  • Moroccan Arabic: بلاصة(blaṣa)

Verb

place

  1. first-person singular present indicative of placer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of placer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of placer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of placer
  5. second-person singular imperative of placer

Further reading

  • “place” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • clape, Le Cap

Interlingua

Verb

place

  1. present of placer
  2. imperative of placer

Latin

Verb

placē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of placeō

Old French

Alternative forms

  • plache, plaise, plas

Etymology

From Latin platea.

Noun

place f (oblique plural places, nominative singular place, nominative plural places)

  1. place; location

Descendants

  • French: place
    • Haitian Creole: laplas (with definite article la)
      • English: laplas
  • Irish: plás (through Anglo-Norman)
  • Middle Dutch: plaetse
    • Dutch: plaats
    • Limburgish: plaotsj, plaatsj
  • Middle High German: blaz, plaz
    • German: Platz
      • Czech: plac
      • Estonian: plats
      • Macedonian: плац (plac)
      • Polish: plac
        • Russian: плац (plac)
      • Serbo-Croatian:
        • Cyrillic: плац
        • Latin: plac
    • Luxembourgish: Plaz
  • Middle Low German: platse, platze
    • Old Norse: plaz
      • Danish: plads
      • Faroese: pláss
      • Norwegian: plass
      • Old Swedish: platz
        • Swedish: plats
      • Westrobothnian: plass
  • Middle English: place (conflated with Old English plæse, plætse, plæċe)
    • English: place
      • Pijin: ples
      • Tok Pisin: ples
  • Moroccan Arabic: بلاصة(blaṣa)
  • Norman: plache (through Old Northern French plache)
  • Walloon: plaece

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (place, supplement)
  • place on the Anglo-Norman On-Line Hub

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpla.t͡sɛ/

Noun

place m inan

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of plac

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈplat͡ʃe]

Verb

place

  1. second-person singular imperative of plăcea
  2. third-person singular present indicative of plăcea

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /ˈplaθe/
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /ˈplase/

Verb

place

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of placer.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of placer.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to assign to a position.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)