plaats

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See also: plåts

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /plaːts/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: plaats
  • Rhymes: -aːts

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch plāetse, from Old French place.

Noun[edit]

plaats f (plural plaatsen, diminutive plaatsje n)

  1. place, position
    Synonym: plek
  2. A settlement; a town, city, village, hamlet or the like.
  3. A place, a location in a text.
  4. Space, especially free space (e.g. volume, area or storage space on a medium).
    Deze extensie neemt veel plaats in beslag.
    This extension takes up a lot of space.
  5. (dialectal) A square, a plaza (paved open space of any size in a town or near a building).
    Synonym: plein
  6. (dialectal) A farm.
    Synonyms: boerderij, boerenplaats
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: plaas
    • English: plaas
    • Northern Ndebele: ipulazi
    • Shona: purazi
    • Sotho: polasi
    • Xhosa: ipulazi
    • Zulu: ipulazi

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

plaats

  1. first-person singular present indicative of plaatsen
  2. imperative of plaatsen

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