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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Place \Place\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placed; p. pr. & vb. n. Placing.] [Cf. F. placer. See Place, n.] 1. To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a particular place; to fix; to settle; to locate; as, to place a book on a shelf; to place balls in tennis. Syn: Put. [1913 Webster] Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To put or set in a particular rank, office, or position; to surround with particular circumstances or relations in life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life; as, in whatever sphere one is placed. [1913 Webster] Place such over them to be rulers. --Ex. xviii. 21. [1913 Webster] 3. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank. [1913 Webster] 4. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend. "My resolution 's placed." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down. [1913 Webster] Place it for her chief virtue. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. (Racing) To determine or announce the place of at the finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three horses are placed officially. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 7. (Rugby Football) To place-kick ( a goal). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 8. to recognize or identify (a person). [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]