1 : an abstract mental location; "he has a special place in my thoughts"; "a place in my heart"; "a political system with no place for the less prominent groups"
2 : a blank area
3 : a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
4 : where you live at a particular time
5 : a blank area
1 : take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal
2 : recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
3 : make an investment
4 : locate
5 : assign to a station
6 : assign a rank or rating to