a. The act of placing or arranging.
b. The state of being placed or arranged.
a. The finding of suitable accommodation or employment for applicants.
b. Assignment of students to appropriate classes or programs.
3. The sale of a new issue of stock, bonds, or other securities.
a. The setting of the ball in position for a place kick.
b. A place kick.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.