place / pleɪs /
verb (used with object), placed, plac·ing.
to put in the proper position or order; arrange; dispose:
Place the silverware on the table for dinner.
to put or set in a particular place, position, situation, or relation.
verb (used without object), placed, plac·ing.
to finish among the first three competitors in a race.
to finish second in a horse race, harness race, etc.
to earn a specified standing with relation to others, as in an examination, competition, etc.:
He placed fifth in a graduation class of 90.