Place noun - The area or space occupied by or intended for something.
City is a synonym for place in function topic. You can use "City" instead a noun "Place", if it concerns topics such as region, town.
How words are described
Both words in one sentence
- A city or place whose location is never revealed.
Source: Absurdity Ascendant
- Fortunately, for the most part, place names (a town, city, moshav, etc.) tend to be consistent. Usually.
Source: Useful Notes / Israel
- A place that shifted when one was not looking, making everywhere in the city both close and far from everywhere else in the city.
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