What does place mean?

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  1. (physical) An area; somewhere within an area.
    1. An open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard.
    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.
    7. An area of the skin.
    8. (euphemistic slang) An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory.
    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. (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.
    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.
    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.
  12. Reception; effect; implying the making room for.
  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).
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