See also: plåts



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

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch plāetse, from Old French place.


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 termsEdit
  • Afrikaans: plaas
    • English: plaas
    • Northern Ndebele: ipulazi
    • Shona: purazi
    • Sotho: polasi
    • Xhosa: ipulazi
    • Zulu: ipulazi

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.



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