place plās/Submit noun plural noun: places 1. a particular position or point in space. "there were still some remote places in the world" synonyms: location, site, spot, setting, position, situation, area, region, locale; More 2. a portion of space available or designated for or being used by someone. "they hurried to their places at the table" synonyms: seat, chair, space "a place was reserved for her" verb 3rd person present: places 1. put in a particular position. "a newspaper had been placed beside my plate" synonyms: put (down), set (down), lay, deposit, position, plant, rest, stand, station, situate, leave; More 2. find a home or employment for. "the children were placed with foster parents" synonyms: house with, billet to;