[plas-er] /ˈplæs ər/
a surficial mineral deposit formed by the concentration of small particles of heavy minerals, as gold, rutile, or platinum, in gravel or small sands.
the site of a form of mining (placer mining) in which a placer deposit is washed to separate the gold or other valuable minerals.
[pley-ser] /ˈpleɪ sər/
a person who sets things in their or arranges them.
a person or animal that is among the winners of a race or other contest.
A surface deposit of minerals, such as gold or magnetite, laid down by a river. The minerals are usually concentrated in one area because they are relatively heavy and therefore settle out of the river’s currents more quickly than lighter sediments such as silt and sand. ◇ The extraction of minerals from placers, as by panning, washing, or dredging, is called placer mining.
[plas-er-vil] /ˈplæs ərˌvɪl/ noun 1. a town in central California; 19th-century gold-mining center.
noun 1. the group of dishes, silverware, glasses, etc., set at the place of each person at a meal. 2. a single group of such dishes or eating utensils sold as a unit. noun 1. the set of items of cutlery, crockery, and glassware laid for one person at a dining table n. 1939, from […]
[pleys] /pleɪs/ noun 1. a particular portion of space, whether of definite or indefinite extent. 2. space in general: time and place. 3. the specific portion of space normally occupied by anything: The vase is in its place. Every item on the shelf had its place. 4. a space, area, or spot, set apart or […]
noun, Arithmetic. 1. the value of the place, or position, of a digit in a number or series: In the number 794, the location of the digit 4 has a place value of one. adjective 1. denoting a series in which successive digits represent successive powers of the base noun the value of a digit […]