Definition of placing in English:



  • 1mass noun The action of putting something in position or the fact of being positioned.

    ‘the placing of the lights’
    • ‘Then there is field placing; you can position a fielder such that you are not expecting them to take a catch or save runs but merely to make the batsman play differently.’
    • ‘Careful placing of pillows may help with positioning.’
    • ‘His placing of the location of numerous Gothic, Celtic, and other early manuscripts is a virtual travel guide to Old and Middle English biblical manuscripts.’
    • ‘I've covered stories about the market, and that the traders are complaining bitterly about its current placing (down Horne Lane).’
    • ‘Green-flowered plants require careful placing in the garden.’
    • ‘The placing of these signs on the edge of a public footpath is surely a safety hazard in an area used by children and elderly people, especially on dark nights.’
    • ‘Last month's launch of Google Maps was impressive, but not as cool as Yahoo's placing of live traffic conditions on its map this month.’
    • ‘Getting a Soviet visa took months of lying, subterfuge and the judicious placing of bottles of whisky on appropriate desks in Moscow.’
    • ‘The placing of the Scottish parliament on Edinburgh's Royal Mile helped to root it in the nation's traditions.’
    • ‘The placing of English translations will help those readers whose command of French is not quite as good as they think.’
    • ‘It describes the ceremonial placing of the huge tablet, after being carried past curious villagers.’
    • ‘If this placing of the board is not correct, it follows chaos will ensue.’
    • ‘The placing of the speed camera hidden in a poorly marked white van was little more than a licence to print money.’
    • ‘The placing of rocks is very important if the feature is to look anything like a natural habitat.’
    • ‘The problematic design issues responsible for the delay are believed to surround placing of windows and the size of the housing development.’
    • ‘The placing of federal marshals on many planes and additional security measures should help boost travel further.’
    • ‘The controls work satisfactorily, though the handbrake placing is best suited for LHD cars.’
    • ‘A good driving position is easy to find and the design and placing of the drilled aluminium pedals is just perfect.’
    • ‘However, the Sheffield coroner also condemned the placing of the sign, on the apex of a bend, and said he would be issuing a report to the Government on the tragedy.’
    • ‘The rocks below provide firm foundations; they also dictate the gradient of a road, the placing of a church, the space available for a terrace or hanging garden.’
    positioning, placing, putting in place, arrangement, position, arranging, deployment, location, disposition, disposal, emplacement, installation, install, stationing
    1. 1.1The action of making an order.
      ‘Turnaround times, from the placing of an order to the issuing of the tags, were generally no more than a week and in no case of an approved supplier did turnaround exceed 10 days.’
      ‘The placing of an order expresses acceptance of our Terms of Business.’
  • 2usually placingsA ranking one is given during or after a sports race or other competition.

    ‘the final placings saw them three points ahead’
    • ‘I found the choice of finalists and the final placings surprising personally, but there were compensations.’
    • ‘The next £2.25m is dependent on final league placings and the remaining half of the amount is hitched to number of TV appearances.’
    • ‘The men's team finished in a lowly ninth position - their worst placing for 36 years - after losing four of their six games in Athens.’
    • ‘He has also figured in the top ten in the British Championships for the last five years but this year's placing of third is his highest.’
    • ‘The Old Station Fisheries came second and the Village Stores won a certificate of merit with its placing at joint fifth.’
    • ‘He puts his club's drop in crowds down to their high placing last season.’
    • ‘When I'm out there I will be running against the clock rather than thinking in terms of placing.’
    • ‘As the penultimate race of the four race The Greatest Race Series, this result improved the UK's overall placing in the integrated Nation's Challenge to fifth position.’
    • ‘His placing, however, is not good enough to earn him an automatic place in September's European 24-hour Championships.’
    • ‘Uunfortunately due to a mid-season virus suffered by the York rider he missed earlier rounds in the series and was out of the running for a top overall placing.’
    • ‘This is destined to become a great book of the Canadian experience as its constant placing in the nation's best-seller list confirms.’
    • ‘This follows their second place and silver medal placing at the 2001 IAAF World Championships in Edmonton.’
    • ‘This was to be a night of celebration, the Dalesmen having achieved promotion to Yorkshire league one, effectively their highest league placing ever, and celebration it certainly was.’
    • ‘Before the game their players arranged a private meeting in which they pledged to make amends for a disappointing league placing.’
    • ‘After four games it is clear that City could well be looking at a bottom four or six placing and the disastrous consequences that would have on the club.’
    • ‘Tomorrow Town entertain Blackrod Town in a game they will be looking to win to improve their league placing.’
    • ‘They finished runners-up to Leicester in the Zurich Premiership in May, which is the club's highest placing since the introduction of leagues.’
    • ‘Ilkley finish fourth in this highly competitive Yorkshire league one, their highest ever league placing since the inception of the league system.’
    • ‘New South Wales and the Bulls can also finish in a semi-final placing, although the Bulls are a longshot due to a poorer plus-minus rating in points scored.’
    • ‘The placing takes her on to one of 19 regional finals due to be held countrywide in early March, and from which the top four in each make the national championship.’
  • 3A post that is found for a job-seeker.

    • ‘He gave as his official reason for resigning his frustration at what he saw as the chief secretary's post being made redundant by the placing of political appointees in the ministry.’
    • ‘Our future manning documents must ensure that the placing of warrant officers in the structure allows the best use and maintenance of their technical skills.’
    • ‘Those basic risks and unique problems cannot be alleviated or removed and can only be addressed by the placing of permanent firefighting staff around the clock.’
    • ‘One was to register a placing after an individual has simply inquired after a vacancy.’
    job, day job, position, appointment, situation, place, office, assignment, employment, placing
  • 4A sale or new issue of a large quantity of shares.

    • ‘It has been muddling through with sub- £1m share placings and the sale of warrants, but a bigger placing is now being mooted.’
    • ‘Moreover much of the cost of acquiring Northern Bank - if it becomes available - can be met from surplus capital and will probably require only a modest placing of shares.’
    • ‘On December 23, 1983, the company authorised a placing of 2.5 million shares at £6.’
    • ‘It also raised €5.7 million after a placing of shares last September.’
    • ‘Share placings usually transpire around the time a company delivers positive results to the market.’
    • ‘However, the share price has been depressed recently following the placing of 260 million shares at 0.5p each.’
    • ‘The company had hoped to raise up to $60m through a placing of five million shares at between $10 and $12 each.’
    • ‘According to the Independent, the placing of shares was at least five times subscribed.’
    • ‘The market reacted badly to the placing of new shares to help finance the deal which provides Eureko with £250m in cash and £128m in new FP shares.’
    • ‘This deal was announced in the same release that the company announced the share placing which raised approximately stg £1.6 million.’
    • ‘However, the share placing is expected to satisfy the current demand for the stock, which will limit the upside potential in the shares over the short term.’
    • ‘The placing of 106 million shares will be priced at the close of business on October 18 and the shares will begin trading one week later.’
    • ‘The deals were funded by £14.5m raised in a placing of 72.5 million shares and £37.9m of debt from Bank of Scotland.’
    • ‘A further £20m will be sold by investors in the company through the institutional placing arranged by Goldman Sachs.’
    • ‘The placing shares will in fact cost HK $10.77 each, as Hang Lung has proposed to pay 33 cents a share as a final dividend.’
    • ‘The placing is a big one for the market to swallow, but there is said to be a lot of interest by institutions in the shares.’
    • ‘The placing raised £270m less than it hoped on Thursday further confirming that shareholders have major doubts about Crosby's strategy.’
    • ‘The placing was six times oversubscribed, but Melly says the company was more interested in getting a mixture of backers with different areas of expertise rather than one big investor.’
    • ‘A further private placing later this year was more likely than a flotation in order to raise additional funds.’
    • ‘This unofficial placing could create an amount of overhang in the coming months.’
    • ‘The placing of stakes of majority shareholders Bank held by Scotland and Harcourt Holdings amounted to 25 per cent of the stock.’
    • ‘The placing is believed to have been oversubscribed by two and a half times.’