3. A written or printed paper, as an advertisement or a declaration, posted, or to be posted, in a public
place; a poster.
4. (Anc. Armor) An extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or backplate. Planché.
5. [Cf. Placket.] A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and
(Pla*card"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Placarding.]
1. To post placards upon or within; as, to placard a wall, to placard the city.
2. To announce by placards; as, to placard a sale.
(Plac"ate) n. Same as Placard, 4 & 5.
(Pla"cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Placating.] [L. placatus, p. p. of
placare to placate, akin to placere to please. See Please.] To appease; to pacify; to concilate. "Therefore
is he always propitiated and placated." Cudworth.
(Pla*ca"tion) n. [L. placatio.] The act of placating. [R.] Puttenham
(Place) n. [F., fr. L. platea a street, an area, a courtyard, from Gr. platei^a a street, properly
fem. of platy`s, flat, broad; akin to Skr. p&rsdotthu, Lith. platus. Cf. Flawn, Piazza, Plate, Plaza.]
1. Any portion of space regarded as measured off or distinct from all other space, or appropriated to
some definite object or use; position; ground; site; spot; rarely, unbounded space.
Here is the place appointed.Shak.
What place can be for usMilton.
Within heaven's bound?
The word place has sometimes a more confused sense, and stands for that space which any body
takes up; and so the universe is a place.Locke.
2. A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end.
"Hangman boys in the market place." Shak.
3. A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a mansion; a village, town, or city; a fortified town or
post; a stronghold; a region or country.
Are you native of this place?Shak.
4. Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or
position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling. "The enervating magic of place." Hawthorne.
Men in great place are thrice servants.Bacon.
I know my place as I would they should do theirs.Shak.
5. Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being
implied). "In place of Lord Bassanio." Shak.
6. A definite position or passage of a document.
The place of the scripture which he read was this.Acts viii. 32.