Platz

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German.

Proper noun[edit]

Platz

  1. A surname.
    • 2007, Ann Platz, Queen Esther's Reflection: A Portrait of Grace, Courage, and Excellence
      Lilly loves everything about John Platz! He feeds her, walks her, gives her treats, and she even takes an afternoon nap with him!

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin platea, from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa), shortening of πλατεῖα ὁδός (plateîa hodós, broad way).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Platz m (genitive Platzes, plural Plätze)

  1. (architecture) square
    MarktplatzMarket square
  2. (architecture) circus
  3. space; room
    Hier ist kein Platz.
    There is no room here.
  4. place; seat; spot; position (precise location someone or something occupies)
    Ich halte dir einen Platz frei.
    I'll hold a place for you.
    Für deine Blumen finden wir bestimmt einen schönen Platz.
    I'm sure we'll find a nice place for your flowers.
  5. (archaic, except in fixed phrases) place (any location, e.g. a geographical one)
    das beste Hotel am Platz
    the best hotel in town
  6. place (rank in a competition)
    Er machte den ersten Platz.
    He won the first place.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (any location): Ort

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