place etymology

English word place comes from Old French place (Place; location.), Old English plæse, Old English plætse, Old English plæċe, Middle English place

Detailed word origin of place

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
place Old French (fro) Place; location.
plæse Old English (ang)
plætse Old English (ang)
plæċe Old English (ang)
place Middle English (enm)
place English (eng) (chess, obsolete) A chess position; a square of the chessboard.. (euphemism, _, slang) An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory.. (horse-racing) The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position.. (obsolete) A fortified position: a fortress, citadel, or walled town.. (obsolete) A passage or extract from a book or document.. (obsolete) An [...]

Words with the same origin as place

Descendants of place
Descendants of plæse
anyplace birthplace fireplace marketplace placed placement replace replacement someplace workplace