Platz

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Platz.

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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!

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Etymology[edit]

Middle High German plaz, from Latin placea (partially from French place), from platēa, from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa), shortening of πλατεῖα ὁδός (plateîa hodós, broad way). Cognate with English place.

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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. (chiefly colloquial) place; location (in general); in proper standard German use Ort
    Die Zeit wisst ihr ja, den Platz sag ich euch vorher noch.
    You already know the time, and I’ll tell you the place beforehand.
  6. (archaic, except in fixed phrases) village; town; municipality
    Dies ist das beste Hotel am Platz.
    This is the best hotel in town.
  7. place (rank in a competition)
    Er machte den ersten Platz.
    He won the first place.

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