The English meaning of 1 to substitute2 to act on behalf of others3 to replace4 generation5 dynasty6 age7 period8 (historical) era9 (geological) eon
I can't take the place of her as an English teacher.
He did it at the expense of his health.
Modern travel enables us to go around the world in a few days.
Industry as we know it today didn't exist in those days.