Adjective "placer" definition and examples

(Placer may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A deposit of sand or gravel in the bed of a river or lake, containing particles of valuable minerals.
  1. 'Because of their resistance to weathering, they accumulate on shale slopes and sometimes form small placer deposits in stream beds.'
  2. 'Currently, some of the known deposits (mainly bar placers with easily recoverable gold) are mined by prospector cooperatives.'
  3. 'Erosion of the rocks around the dikes created Arizona's richest placer deposits, and the site of Arizona's greatest gold rush.'
  4. 'This work has helped to increase the efficiency and profitability of Yukon placer mines in spite of rising production costs and low gold prices.'
  5. 'These pioneer prospectors practiced surface mining, obtaining gold from the alluvial deposits called placers.'
  6. 'Thus gold can be mined either from lode or from placer deposits.'
  7. 'Prices will fluctuate and, for low-end matrix specimens and most placer gold, will be keyed to the prevailing spot price of gold.'
  8. 'Other exhibits focus on placer and lode deposits, major gold rushes, and uses of gold through the centuries.'
  9. 'A knob of the granite that is known as Granite Mountain is a prominent landmark, and most of the placer deposits are in washes draining this feature.'
  10. 'Fourteen specimens are obviously from placer deposits.'


A person or animal gaining a specified position in a competition or race.
  1. 'Nonetheless, I do firmly believe that with all that money pouring in, the English FA could spread it around to all the teams, with the lowest placers getting a slightly larger percentage.'
  2. 'He was third in the hammer won by Hull's Smith, but with the second placer from Southern Ireland he secured the second international spot.'
  3. 'The Wicklow placer raced into a 7-nil lead, but the young Moone player got more into the game and was soon on level terms with some great service and passing shots.'
  4. 'There are also $60 satellite games held on most days once the main game has finished, during which the top ten placers win a free seat!'
  5. 'Instead, a micro Ducati motorcycle would be taking the top placer on his victory lap.'
  6. 'The first placers of this race received instant 1000 baht prize money and were very happy for their first piece of luck in the races.'
  7. 'Unlike other events where only the top placers get awards, everyone who finishes gets an award.'
A person who positions, sets, or arranges something.
  1. 'Kinship by design allowed agency workers to distinguish themselves from both commercial and humanitarian child placers.'
  2. 'Second, they are acknowledging you are a good placer.'
  3. 'His strong points were as a microphone placer and a recorder - he really captured some really great sounds on tape.'
  4. 'He had a strong, consistent serve, he was an accurate placer of the ball, and could lob and volley with equal panache.'
  5. 'Cwla members understood that commercial child placers frequently appealed more effectively than they did to birth mothers, and knew they had to compete more vigorously.'
  6. 'In the early years of the century, there were hundreds of child placers in the United States.'
  7. 'Sometimes the producers went to absurd lengths to protect their advertisers and product placers, pixelating one of the inmates T-shirts to cover up a rival furniture product.'
A dealer in stolen goods.

    More definitions

    1. a surficial mineral deposit formed by the concentration of small particles of heavy minerals, as gold, rutile, or platinum, in gravel or small sands.

    2. the site of a form of mining (placer mining) in which a placer deposit is washed to separate the gold or other valuable minerals.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "golds can be placer."

    "particles can be placer."

    "developments can be placer."

    "deposits can be placer."


    (placer)Early 19th century: from Latin American Spanish, literally ‘deposit, shoal’; related to placel ‘sandbank’, from plaza ‘a place’.