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Keep vs. Place

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Keepverb

To continue in (a course or mode of action); not to intermit or fall from; to uphold or maintain.

‘to keep silence;’; ‘to keep one's word;’; ‘to keep possession’;

Placenoun

(physical) An area; somewhere within an area.

Keepverb

To hold the status of something.

Placenoun

An open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard.

Keepverb

To maintain possession of.

‘I keep a small stock of painkillers for emergencies.’;

Placenoun

A group of houses.

‘They live at Westminster Place.’;

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Keepverb

To maintain the condition of.

‘I keep my specimens under glass to protect them.’; ‘The abundance of squirrels kept the dogs running for hours.’;

Placenoun

An inhabited area: a village, town, or city.

Keepverb

(transitive) To record transactions, accounts, or events in.

‘I used to keep a diary.’;

Placenoun

Any area of the earth: a region.

‘He is going back to his native place on vacation.’;

Keepverb

(transitive) To enter (accounts, records, etc.) in a book.

Placenoun

The area one occupies, particularly somewhere to sit.

‘We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places.’;

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Keepverb

(archaic) To remain in, to be confined to.

Placenoun

The area where one lives: one's home, formerly country estates and farms.

‘Do you want to come over to my place later?’;

Keepverb

To restrain.

Placenoun

An area of the skin.

Keepverb

(with from) To watch over, look after, guard, protect.

‘May the Lord keep you from harm.’;

Placenoun

An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory.

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Keepverb

To supply with necessities and financially support a person.

‘He kept a mistress for over ten years.’;

Placenoun

An area to fight: a battlefield or the contested ground in a battle.

Keepverb

(of living things) To raise; to care for.

‘He has been keeping orchids since retiring.’;

Placenoun

A location or position in space.

Keepverb

To maintain (an establishment or institution); to conduct; to manage.

Placenoun

A particular location in a book or document, particularly the current location of a reader.

Keepverb

To have habitually in stock for sale.

Placenoun

A passage or extract from a book or document.

Keepverb

To hold or be held in a state.

Placenoun

A topic.

Keepverb

(obsolete) To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.

‘She kept to her bed while the fever lasted.’;

Placenoun

A frame of mind.

‘I'm in a strange place at the moment.’;

Keepverb

To continue.

‘I keep taking the tablets, but to no avail.’;

Placenoun

A chess position; a square of the chessboard.

Keepverb

To remain edible or otherwise usable.

‘Potatoes can keep if they are in a root cellar.’; ‘Latex paint won't keep indefinitely.’;

Placenoun

(social) A responsibility or position in an organization.

Keepverb

(copulative) To remain in a state.

‘The rabbit avoided detection by keeping still.’; ‘Keep calm! There's no need to panic.’;

Placenoun

A role or purpose; a station.

‘It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case.’;

Keepverb

(obsolete) To wait for, keep watch for.

Placenoun

The position of a contestant in a competition.

‘We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place.’;

Keepverb

To act as wicket-keeper.

‘Godfrey Evans kept for England for many years.’;

Placenoun

(horse-racing) The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position.

‘to win a bet on a horse for place’;

Keepverb

To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.

Placenoun

The position as a member of a sports team.

‘He lost his place in the national team.’;

Keepverb

To be in session; to take place.

‘School keeps today.’;

Placenoun

A fortified position: a fortress, citadel, or walled town.

Keepverb

(transitive) To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate.

Placenoun

Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.

‘three decimal places;’; ‘the hundreds place’;

Keepverb

To confine oneself to; not to quit; to remain in.

‘to keep one's house, room, bed, etc.’;

Placenoun

Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.

‘That's what I said in the first place!’;

Keepverb

To visit (a place) often; to frequent.

Placenoun

Reception; effect; implying the making room for.

Keepnoun

(obsolete) Care, notice

Placeverb

(transitive) To put (an object or person) in a specific location.

‘He placed the glass on the table.’;

Keepnoun

(historical) The main tower of a castle or fortress, located within the castle walls.

Placeverb

(intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition.

‘The Cowboys placed third in the league.’;

Keepnoun

The food or money required to keep someone alive and healthy; one's support, maintenance.

‘He works as a cobbler's apprentice for his keep.’;

Placeverb

To finish second, especially of horses or dogs.

‘In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.’;

Keepnoun

The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge.

Placeverb

(transitive) To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.

‘I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where.’;

Keepnoun

The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case.

‘to be in good keep’;

Placeverb

To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.

‘Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race.’;

Keepnoun

(obsolete) That which is kept in charge; a charge.

Placeverb

(transitive) To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.

Keepnoun

(engineering) A cap for holding something, such as a journal box, in place.

Placeverb

(transitive) To arrange for or to make (a bet).

‘I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls.’;

Keepverb

To care; to desire.

‘I kepe not of armes for to yelp [boast].’;

Placeverb

(transitive) To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.

‘They phoned hoping to place her in the management team.’;

Keepverb

To hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let go of; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose; to retain; to detain.

‘If we lose the field,We can not keep the town.’; ‘That I may know what keeps me here with you.’; ‘If we would weigh and keep in our minds what we are considering, that would instruct us.’;

Placeverb

To place-kick (a goal).

Keepverb

To cause to remain in a given situation or condition; to maintain unchanged; to hold or preserve in any state or tenor.

‘His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal.’; ‘Keep a stiff rein, and move but gently on.’;

Placenoun

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.’; ‘What place can be for usWithin 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.’;

Keepverb

To have in custody; to have in some place for preservation; to take charge of.

‘The crown of Stephanus, first king of Hungary, was always kept in the castle of Vicegrade.’;

Placenoun

A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or short part of a street open only at one end.

Keepverb

To preserve from danger, harm, or loss; to guard.

‘Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee.’;

Placenoun

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?’;

Keepverb

To preserve from discovery or publicity; not to communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret.

‘Great are thy virtues . . . though kept from man.’;

Placenoun

Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official station; occupation; calling.

‘Men in great place are thrice servants.’; ‘I know my place as I would they should do theirs.’;

Keepverb

To attend upon; to have the care of; to tend.

‘And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it.’; ‘In her girlish age, she kept sheep on the moor.’;

Placenoun

Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of another being or thing being implied).

Keepverb

To record transactions, accounts, or events in; as, to keep books, a journal, etc.; also, to enter (as accounts, records, etc. ) in a book.

Placenoun

A definite position or passage of a document.

‘The place of the scripture which he read was this.’;

Keepverb

To maintain, as an establishment, institution, or the like; to conduct; to manage; as, to keep store.

‘Like a pedant that keeps a school.’; ‘Every one of them kept house by himself.’;

Placenoun

Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as, he said in the first place.

Keepverb

To supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; as, to keep boarders.

Placenoun

Reception; effect; - implying the making room for.

‘My word hath no place in you.’;

Keepverb

To have in one's service; to have and maintain, as an assistant, a servant, a mistress, a horse, etc.

‘I keep but three men and a boy.’;

Placenoun

Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body; - usually defined by its right ascension and declination, or by its latitude and longitude.

Keepverb

To have habitually in stock for sale.

Placenoun

The position of first, second, or third at the finish, esp. the second position. In betting, to win a bet on a horse for place it must, in the United States, finish first or second, in England, usually, first, second, or third.

Keepverb

To continue in, as a course or mode of action; not to intermit or fall from; to hold to; to maintain; as, to keep silence; to keep one's word; to keep possession.

‘Both day and night did we keep company.’; ‘Within this portal as I kept my watch.’;

Placeverb

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.

‘Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown.’;

Keepverb

To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be faithful to.

‘I have kept the faith.’; ‘Him whom to love is to obey, and keepHis great command.’;

Placeverb

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.

‘Place such over them to be rulers.’;

Keepverb

To confine one's self to; not to quit; to remain in; as, to keep one's house, room, bed, etc.; hence, to haunt; to frequent.

‘'Tis hallowed ground;Fairies, and fawns, and satyrs do it keep.’;

Placeverb

To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place money in a bank.

Keepverb

To observe duly, as a festival, etc.; to celebrate; to solemnize; as, to keep a feast.

‘I went with them to the house of God . . . with a multitude that kept holyday.’;

Placeverb

To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a friend.

Keepverb

To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach.

Placeverb

To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.

‘Place it for her chief virtue.’;

Keepverb

To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.

‘If the malt be not thoroughly dried, the ale it makes will not keep.’;

Placeverb

To determine or announce the place of at the finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three horses are placed officially.

Keepverb

To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.

‘Knock at his study, where, they say, he keeps.’;

Placeverb

To place-kick ( a goal).

Keepverb

To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.

‘Keep that the lusts choke not the word of God that is in us.’;

Placeverb

to recognize or identify (a person).

Keepverb

To be in session; as, school keeps to-day.

Placenoun

a point located with respect to surface features of some region;

‘this is a nice place for a picnic’;

Keepnoun

The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge.

‘Pan, thou god of shepherds all,Which of our tender lambkins takest keep.’;

Placenoun

any area set aside for a particular purpose;

‘who owns this place?’; ‘the president was concerned about the property across from the White House’;

Keepnoun

The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case; as, to be in good keep.

Placenoun

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’;

Keepnoun

The means or provisions by which one is kept; maintenance; support; as, the keep of a horse.

‘Grass equal to the keep of seven cows.’; ‘I performed some services to the college in return for my keep.’;

Placenoun

a general vicinity;

‘He comes from a place near Chicago’;

Keepnoun

That which keeps or protects; a stronghold; a fortress; a castle; specifically, the strongest and securest part of a castle, often used as a place of residence by the lord of the castle, especially during a siege; the dungeon. See Illust. of Castle.

‘The prison strong,Within whose keep the captive knights were laid.’; ‘The lower chambers of those gloomy keeps.’; ‘I think . . . the keep, or principal part of a castle, was so called because the lord and his domestic circle kept, abode, or lived there.’;

Placenoun

the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another;

‘can you go in my stead?’; ‘took his place’; ‘in lieu of’;

Keepnoun

That which is kept in charge; a charge.

‘Often he used of his keepA sacrifice to bring.’;

Placenoun

a particular situation;

‘If you were in my place what would you do?’;

Keepnoun

A cap for retaining anything, as a journal box, in place.

Placenoun

where you live at a particular time;

‘deliver the package to my home’; ‘he doesn't have a home to go to’; ‘your place or mine?’;

Keepnoun

the financial means whereby one lives;

‘each child was expected to pay for their keep’; ‘he applied to the state for support’; ‘he could no longer earn his own livelihood’;

Placenoun

a job in an organization;

‘he occupied a post in the treasury’;

Keepnoun

the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

Placenoun

the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object;

‘he put the lamp back in its place’;

Keepnoun

a cell in a jail or prison

Placenoun

proper or designated social situation;

‘he overstepped his place’; ‘the responsibilities of a man in his station’; ‘married above her station’;

Keepverb

keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,

‘keep clean’; ‘hold in place’; ‘She always held herself as a lady’; ‘The students keep me on my toes’;

Placenoun

a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane);

‘he booked their seats in advance’; ‘he sat in someone else's place’;

Keepverb

continue a certain state, condition, or activity;

‘Keep on working!’; ‘We continued to work into the night’; ‘Keep smiling’; ‘We went on working until well past midnight’;

Placenoun

the passage that is being read;

‘he lost his place on the page’;

Keepverb

retain possession of;

‘Can I keep my old stuffed animals?’; ‘She kept her maiden name after she married’;

Placenoun

proper or appropriate position or location;

‘a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen’;

Keepverb

prevent from doing something or being in a certain state;

‘We must prevent the cancer from spreading’; ‘His snoring kept me from falling asleep’; ‘Keep the child from eating the marbles’;

Placenoun

a public square with room for pedestrians;

‘they met at Elm Plaza’; ‘Grosvenor Place’;

Keepverb

conform one's action or practice to;

‘keep appointments’; ‘she never keeps her promises’; ‘We kept to the original conditions of the contract’;

Placenoun

an item on a list or in a sequence;

‘in the second place’; ‘moved from third to fifth position’;

Keepverb

observe correctly or closely;

‘The pianist kept time with the metronome’; ‘keep count’; ‘I cannot keep track of all my employees’;

Placenoun

a blank area;

‘write your name in the space provided’;

Keepverb

look after; be the keeper of; have charge of;

‘He keeps the shop when I am gone’;

Placeverb

put into a certain place or abstract location;

‘Put your things here’; ‘Set the tray down’; ‘Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children’; ‘Place emphasis on a certain point’;

Keepverb

maintain by writing regular records;

‘keep a diary’; ‘maintain a record’; ‘keep notes’;

Placeverb

place somebody in a particular situation or location;

‘he was placed on probation’;

Keepverb

supply with room and board;

‘He is keeping three women in the guest cottage’; ‘keep boarders’;

Placeverb

assign a rank or rating to;

‘how would you rank these students?’; ‘The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide’;

Keepverb

allow to remain in a place or position;

‘We cannot continue several servants any longer’; ‘She retains a lawyer’; ‘The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff’; ‘Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on’; ‘We kept the work going as long as we could’;

Placeverb

assign a location to;

‘The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles’;

Keepverb

supply with necessities and support;

‘She alone sustained her family’; ‘The money will sustain our good cause’; ‘There's little to earn and many to keep’;

Placeverb

to arrange for;

‘place a phone call’; ‘place a bet’;

Keepverb

fail to spoil or rot;

‘These potatoes keep for a long time’;

Placeverb

take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal;

‘Jerry came in third in the Marathon’;

Keepverb

celebrate, as of holidays or rites;

‘Keep the commandments’; ‘celebrate Christmas’; ‘Observe Yom Kippur’;

Placeverb

intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;

‘He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face’; ‘criticism directed at her superior’; ‘direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself’;

Keepverb

keep under control; keep in check;

‘suppress a smile’; ‘Keep your temper’; ‘keep your cool’;

Placeverb

recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something;

‘She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster’;

Keepverb

maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger;

‘May God keep you’;

Placeverb

assign to (a job or a home)

Keepverb

raise;

‘She keeps a few chickens in the yard’; ‘he keeps bees’;

Placeverb

locate;

‘The film is set in Africa’;

Keepverb

retain rights to;

‘keep my job for me while I give birth’; ‘keep my seat, please’; ‘keep open the possibility of a merger’;

Placeverb

estimate;

‘We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.’;

Keepverb

store or keep customarily;

‘Where do you keep your gardening tools?’;

Placeverb

identify the location or place of;

‘We localized the source of the infection’;

Keepverb

have as a supply;

‘I always keep batteries in the freezer’; ‘keep food for a week in the pantry’; ‘She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator’;

Placeverb

make an investment;

‘Put money into bonds’;

Keepverb

maintain for use and service;

‘I keep a car in the countryside’; ‘She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips’;

Placeverb

assign to a station

Keepverb

hold and prevent from leaving;

‘The student was kept after school’;

Placeverb

finish second or better in a horse or dog race;

‘he bet $2 on number six to place’;

Keepverb

prevent (food) from rotting;

‘preserved meats’; ‘keep potatoes fresh’;

Placeverb

sing a note with the correct pitch

Keep

A keep (from the Middle English kype) is a type of fortified tower built within castles during the Middle Ages by European nobility. Scholars have debated the scope of the word keep, but usually consider it to refer to large towers in castles that were fortified residences, used as a refuge of last resort should the rest of the castle fall to an adversary.

Placenoun

a particular position, point, or area in space; a location

‘the monastery was a peaceful place’; ‘he would always have a special place in her heart’; ‘I can't be in two places at once’; ‘that street was no place for a lady’;

Placenoun

a particular area on a larger surface

‘he lashed out and cut the policeman's hand in three places’;

Placenoun

a building or area used for a specified purpose or activity

‘the town has many excellent eating places’; ‘a place of worship’;

Placenoun

a person's home

‘what about dinner at my place?’;

Placenoun

a point in a book or other text reached by a reader at a particular time

‘I must have lost my place in the script’;

Placenoun

a portion of space designated or available for or being used by someone

‘Jackie had saved her a place’; ‘they hurried to their places at the table’;

Placenoun

a vacancy or available position

‘he was offered a place at Liverpool University’;

Placenoun

the regular or proper position of something

‘she put the book back in its place’;

Placenoun

a person's rank or status

‘occupation structures a person's place in society’;

Placenoun

a right or privilege resulting from someone's role or position

‘I'm sure she has a story to tell, but it's not my place to ask’;

Placenoun

the role played by or importance attached to someone or something in a particular context

‘the place of computers in improving office efficiency’;

Placenoun

a position in a sequence or series, typically one ordered on the basis of merit

‘his score left him in ninth place’;

Placenoun

any of the first three or sometimes four positions in a race (used especially of the second, third, or fourth positions).

Placenoun

the second position, especially in a horse race.

Placenoun

the degree of priority given to something

‘accurate reportage takes second place to lurid detail’;

Placenoun

the position of a figure in a series indicated in decimal or similar notation, especially one after the decimal point

‘calculate the ratios to one decimal place’;

Placenoun

a square or short street

‘the lecture theatre is in New Burlington Place’;

Placenoun

a country house with its grounds.

Placeverb

put in a particular position

‘a newspaper had been placed beside my plate’;

Placeverb

cause to be in a particular situation

‘enemy officers were placed under arrest’; ‘you are not placing yourself under any obligation’;

Placeverb

allocate or assign (an abstract quality) to something

‘they place a great deal of emphasis on positive thought’;

Placeverb

have a specified degree of advantage or convenience as a result of one's position or circumstances

‘the company is well placed to seize the opportunity’;

Placeverb

find a home or employment for

‘the children were placed with foster-parents’;

Placeverb

dispose of (something, especially shares) by selling to a customer

‘the shares were placed last November’;

Placeverb

arrange for the recognition and implementation of (an order, bet, etc.)

‘they placed a contract for three boats’;

Placeverb

order or obtain a connection for (a telephone call) through an operator

‘she placed a call to her husband to break the news’;

Placeverb

identify or classify as being of a specified type or as holding a specified position in a sequence or hierarchy

‘a survey placed the company 13th for achievement’;

Placeverb

be able to remember or identify (someone or something)

‘she eventually said she couldn't place him’;

Placeverb

achieve a specified position in a race

‘he was placed eleventh in the long individual race’;

Placeverb

be among the first three or four in a race (or the first three in the US)

‘he won three times and placed three times’; ‘the horse, Bahuddin, was not placed at Lingfield’;

Placeverb

score (a goal) by a place kick.

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