Platt served two years in prison while her daughters were placed with a child welfare agency.
Chan came into the store twice: first in October, when the order was placed, and again in April, for another fitting.
They also indicate that no credence should be placed in the “confessions” that will doubtless be televised by Iran.
Or was it one to be placed firmly in the bottom drawer of memory, the lock secured, and the key thrown away?
Coons appeared annoyed, recalling Al Gore's frustration when he was placed on the dais with Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
Her eyes brightened and she placed a soft hand upon his arm.
By Pope he was once placed in a station that might have been of great advantage.
In these the idols of the hosts and all the guests are placed.
It is a situation in which hundreds and thousands are placed, Morris; and why not we, as well as they?
Celery, olives, and salted almonds are placed on the table in small dishes.
c.1200, "space, dimensional extent, room, area," from Old French place "place, spot" (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin placea "place, spot," from Latin platea "courtyard, open space; broad way, avenue," from Greek plateia (hodos) "broad (way)," fem. of platys "broad" (see plaice).
Replaced Old English stow and stede. From mid-13c. as "particular part of space, extent, definite location, spot, site;" from early 14c. as "position or place occupied by custom, etc.; position on some social scale;" from late 14c. as "inhabited place, town, country," also "place on the surface of something, portion of something, part," also, "office, post." Meaning "group of houses in a town" is from 1580s.
Also from the same Latin source are Italian piazza, Catalan plassa, Spanish plaza, Middle Dutch plaetse, Dutch plaats, German Platz, Danish plads, Norwegian plass. Wide application in English covers meanings that in French require three words: place, lieu, and endroit. Cognate Italian piazza and Spanish plaza retain more of the etymological sense.
To take place "happen" is from mid-15c. To know (one's) place is from c.1600; hence figurative expression put (someone) in his or her place (1855). Place of worship attested from 1689, originally in official papers and in reference to assemblies of dissenters from the Church of England. All over the place "in disorder" is attested from 1923.
mid-15c., "to determine the position of;" also "to put (something somewhere)," from place (n.). In the horse racing sense of "to achieve a certain position" (usually in the top three finishers; in U.S., specifically second place) it is first attested 1924, from earlier meaning "to state the position of" (among the first three finishers), 1826. Related: Placed; placing. To take place "to happen, be accomplished" (mid-15c., earlier have place, late 14c.), translates French avoir lieu.