place name

place name
place name NOUN the name of a geographical location, such as a town, lake, or mountain.

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  • Place name — Place Place (pl[=a]s), 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[.r]thu, Lith. platus. Cf. {Flawn}, {Piazza}, {Plate}, {Plaza}.] 1. Any portion of space …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • place name — n the name of a particular place, such as a town, mountain etc ▪ Many of the place names are Scottish in origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • place name — place′ name or place′ name n. the name of a geographical location, as a town, city, or village • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • place name — noun the name by which a geographical place is known • Syn: ↑toponym • Hypernyms: ↑name • Part Holonyms: ↑troponymy, ↑troponomy * * * place name noun A geographical proper name …   Useful english dictionary

  • place name — toponym; name derived from the name of a place; name given to by geographical location …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Place name origins — The study of place names is called toponymy and is distinct from (but often confused with) etymology, the study of the origins of words. Rather than describing toponymy (as an academic discipline) itself, this article examines the origins of… …   Wikipedia

  • place name — noun /ˈpleɪs.neɪm/ the name of a geographical place Syn: toponym …   Wiktionary

  • place name — The name of a place incorporated in a trademark or tradename. 52 Am J1st Tradem § 66 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • place-name — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the name of a geographical locality (as of a city or town) little trace … of the Celts survived except in place names Bavarian Palatinate …   Useful english dictionary

  • place name —    James Boswell, in his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, says:    There is a beautiful little island in the Loch of Dunvegan, called Isa. M’Leod said, he would give it to Dr Johnson…M’Leod encouraged the fancy of Dr Johnson’s becoming owner of …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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