The difference between Place and Seat

When used as nouns, place means an open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard, whereas seat means a place in which to sit.

When used as verbs, place means to put (an object or person) in a specific location, whereas seat means to put an object into a place where it will rest.

check bellow for the other definitions of Place and Seat

  1. Place as a noun (physical):

    An area; somewhere within an area. An open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard. A group of houses. An inhabited area: a village, town, or city. Any area of the earth: a region. The area one occupies, particularly somewhere to sit. The area where one lives: one's home, formerly country estates and farms. An area of the skin. An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory. An area to fight: a battlefield or the contested ground in a battle.


    "They live at Westminster Place."

    "He is going back to his native place on vacation."

    "We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places."

    "Do you want to come over to my place later?"

  2. Place as a noun:

    A location or position in space.

  3. Place as a noun:

    A particular location in a book or document, particularly the current location of a reader.

  4. Place as a noun:

    A passage or extract from a book or document.

  5. Place as a noun:

    A topic.

  6. Place as a noun:

    A frame of mind.


    "I'm in a strange place at the moment."

  7. Place as a noun:

    A chess position; a square of the chessboard.

  8. Place as a noun (social):

    A responsibility or position in an organization. A role or purpose; a station. The position of a contestant in a competition. The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position. The position as a member of a sports team.


    "It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case."

    "We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place."

    "to win a bet on a horse for place"

    "He lost his place in the national team."

  9. Place as a noun:

    A fortified position: a fortress, citadel, or walled town.

  10. Place as a noun:

    Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.


    "three decimal places;  the hundreds place'"

  11. Place as a noun:

    Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.


    "That's what I said in the first place!"

  12. Place as a noun:

    Reception; effect; implying the making room for.

  1. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To put (an object or person) in a specific location.


    "He placed the glass on the table."

  2. Place as a verb (intransitive):

    To earn a given spot in a competition. To finish second, especially of horses or dogs.


    "The Cowboys placed third in the league."

    "In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars."

  3. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.


    "I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where."

  4. Place as a verb (transitive, in the passive):

    To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.


    "Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race."

  5. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.

  6. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To arrange for or to make (a bet).


    "I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls."

  7. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.


    "They phoned hoping to place her in the management team."

  8. Place as a verb (sports, transitive):

    To place-kick (a goal).

  1. Seat as a noun (engineering):

    Something to be sat upon. A place in which to sit. The horizontal portion of a chair or other furniture designed for sitting. A piece of furniture made for sitting; e.g. a chair, stool or bench; any improvised place for sitting. The part of an object or individual (usually the buttocks) directly involved in sitting. The part of a piece of clothing (usually pants or trousers) covering the buttocks. A part or surface on which another part or surface rests.


    "There are two hundred seats in this classroom."

    "He sat on the arm of the chair rather than the seat, which always annoyed his mother."

    "the seat of a saddle"

    "She pulled the seat from under the table to allow him to sit down."

    "Instead of saying "sit down", she said "place your seat on this chair"."

    "The seat of these trousers is almost worn through."

    "The seat of the valve had become corroded."

  2. Seat as a noun (figurative):

    A location or site. A membership in an organization, particularly a representative body. The location of a governing body. An electoral district, especially for a national legislature. A temporary residence, such as a country home or a hunting lodge. The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated or resides; a site.


    "Our neighbor has a seat at the stock exchange and in congress."

    "Washington D.C. is the seat of the U.S. government."

  3. Seat as a noun:

    The starting point of a fire.

  4. Seat as a noun:

    Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.

  1. Seat as a verb (transitive):

    To put an object into a place where it will rest; to fix; to set firm.


    "Be sure to seat the gasket properly before attaching the cover."

  2. Seat as a verb (transitive):

    To provide with places to sit.


    "This classroom seats two hundred students."

    "The waiter seated us and asked what we would like to drink."

  3. Seat as a verb (transitive):

    To request or direct one or more persons to sit.


    "Please seat the audience after the anthem and then introduce the first speaker."

  4. Seat as a verb (transitive, legislature):

    To recognize the standing of a person or persons by providing them with one or more seats which would allow them to participate fully in a meeting or session.


    "Only half the delegates from the state were seated at the convention because the state held its primary too early."

    "You have to be a member to be seated at the meeting. Guests are welcome to sit in the visitors section."

  5. Seat as a verb (transitive):

    To assign the seats of.


    "to seat a church"

  6. Seat as a verb (transitive):

    To cause to occupy a post, site, or situation; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.

  7. Seat as a verb (obsolete, intransitive):

    To rest; to lie down.


    "rfquotek Spenser"

  8. Seat as a verb:

    To settle; to plant with inhabitants.


    "to seat a country"

    "rfquotek W. Stith"

  9. Seat as a verb:

    To put a seat or bottom in.


    "to seat a chair"