Place may refer to:


* Place (United States Census Bureau), defined as any concentration of population **
Census-designated place A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, su ...
, a populated area lacking its own
municipal A municipality is usually a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate. The term ''municipality'' may also mean the go ...
government * "Place", a type of
street or road name A street name is an identifying name given to a street or road. In toponymic terminology, names of streets and roads are referred to as hodonyms (from Greek ‘road’, and ‘name’). The street name usually forms part of the address (t ...
** Often implies a dead end (street) or cul-de-sac * Place, based on the Cornish word "plas" meaning
mansion A mansion is a large dwelling house. The word itself derives through Old French from the Latin word ''mansio'' "dwelling", an abstract noun derived from the verb ''manere'' "to dwell". The English word ''manse'' originally defined a property la ...
* Place, a populated place, an area of
human settlement In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live. The complexity of a settlement can range from a minuscule number of dwellings grouped together to the largest of citi ...
** Incorporated place (see
municipal corporation A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, charter townships, villages, and boroughs. The term can also be used to describe municipally ow ...
), a populated area with its own municipal government * Location (geography), an area with definite or indefinite boundaries or a portion of space which has a name in an area


* Placé, a commune in Pays de la Loire, Paris, France * Plače, a small settlement in Slovenia *
Place (Mysia) Placia or Plakia or Placie or Plakie ( grc, Πλακίη), also known as Placa or Plaka or Place or Plake (Πλάκη), was a town of ancient Mysia, on the coast of the Propontis, at the foot of the Mysian Olympus east of Cyzicus. It was a Pelasg ...
, a town of ancient Mysia, Anatolia, now in Turkey * Place, New Hampshire, a location in the United States * Place House, a 16th-century mansion largely remodelled in the 19th century, in Fowey, Cornwall * Place House, a 19th-century mansion on the site of a medieval priory, in
St Anthony in Roseland St Anthony in Roseland is a village and a former parish in Cornwall, England, in the United Kingdom. It is a small settlement on the Roseland Peninsula. At Trewince is a house of five bays and two storeys built in 1750. There is a lighthouse ...
, Cornwall * Prideaux Place, an Elizabethan mansion in Padstow, Cornwall

People with the name

Place (surname) People: * Etta Place (c.1878–?), companion of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid * Francis Place (1771–1854), English social reformer * Godfrey Place (1921–1994), British naval officer * Jacob C. Place (1828–1881), American politician ...
, people with the surname ''Place''

Arts, entertainment, and media


* ''Places'' (Béla Fleck album), 1988 * ''Places'' (Brad Mehldau album), 2000 * ''Places'' (Casiopea album), 2003 * "Places", a song from Ella Henderson's 2022 album ''
Everything I Didn't Say ''Everything I Didn't Say'' is the second studio album by English singer and songwriter Ella Henderson. It was released on 11 March 2022 by Major Tom's / Asylum Records and Warner Music, marking Henderson's first full-length album since he ...
'' * ''Places'' (Georgie James album), 2007 * ''Places'' (Jan Garbarek album), 1978 * ''Places'' (Lea Michele album), 2017 * Places (Martin Solveig song), 2016 * Places (Xenia Ghali song)

Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media

*''Place'', Australian magazine merged into '' The Adelaide Review'' in 2008 * Place (Reddit), or /r/Place, a social experiment by Reddit for April Fool's Day * The Place (London), a dance and performance centre in Camden, London * ''To Place'', a series of books on Iceland by artist
Roni Horn Roni Horn (born September 25, 1955) is an American visual artist and writer. The granddaughter of Eastern European immigrants, she was born in New York City, where she lives and works. She is currently represented by Xavier Hufkens in Brussels a ...
* ''Unity of place'', one of the three
classical unities The classical unities, Aristotelian unities, or three unities represent a prescriptive theory of dramatic tragedy that was introduced in Italy in the 16th century and was influential for three centuries. The three unities are: #''unity of action ...
for drama derived from Aristotle's ''Poetics'' * ''
Places Journal Place may refer to: Geography * Place (United States Census Bureau), defined as any concentration of population ** Census-designated place, a populated area lacking its own municipal government * "Place", a type of street or road name ** Ofte ...
'', a journal of architecture criticism


* Craps#Place, in craps a bet that a point number will be rolled before a seven * Place, in horse racing, a parimutuel bet that a horse will finish first or within a predetermined number of positions of first. In North America, this would mean finishing first or second.


Place (mathematics) Algebraic number theory is a branch of number theory that uses the techniques of abstract algebra to study the integers, rational numbers, and their generalizations. Number-theoretic questions are expressed in terms of properties of algebraic o ...
, an equivalence class of absolute values of an integral domain or field * In place-value, or
positional notation Positional notation (or place-value notation, or positional numeral system) usually denotes the extension to any base of the Hindu–Arabic numeral system (or decimal system). More generally, a positional system is a numeral system in which the ...
, the position occupied by a digit in a numeral *
Petri net A Petri net, also known as a place/transition (PT) net, is one of several mathematical modeling languages for the description of distributed systems. It is a class of discrete event dynamic system. A Petri net is a directed bipartite graph that ...
, also known as a Place/transition net, a mathematical representation of discrete distributed systems


* Place, a person's social position * Place identity, a group of ideas concerning significance and meanings that particular places have for their inhabitants or users * Place setting, a table setting for a single diner * Sense of place, a phenomenon in which people strongly identify with a particular geographical area or location

See also

* The Place (disambiguation) * Location (disambiguation) * Locus (disambiguation), Latin for 'place' *
Placement (disambiguation) Placement may refer to: * Placement (EDA), an essential step in E-design automation * Placement exam, determines which class a student should take * Favored placement, the practice of preferentially listing search engine results for given sites ...
* Plaice, a type of fish, misspelt as 'place' * Plas (disambiguation) * Platz (disambiguation) * Plaza {{disambiguation, geo