Definitions for LOCATEˈloʊ keɪt, loʊˈkeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lo•cateˈloʊ keɪt, loʊˈkeɪt(v.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to identify or discover the place or location of:

    to locate a missing book.

  2. to establish in a position, situation, or locality.

  3. to assign or ascribe a particular location to (something), as by knowledge or opinion:

    Some scholars locate the Garden of Eden in Babylonia.

  4. to survey and enter a claim to a tract of land.

  5. (v.i.)to establish one's business or residence in a place; settle.

Origin of locate:

1645–55, Amer.; < L locātus, ptp. of locāre to put in a given position, place; see locus , -ate1

lo•cat′a•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. locate, turn up(verb)

    discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining

    "Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?"; "My search turned up nothing"

  2. situate, locate(verb)

    determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey

    "Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"; "Locate the boundaries of the property"

  3. locate, place, site(verb)

    assign a location to

    "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"

  4. settle, locate(verb)

    take up residence and become established

    "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. locate(verb)ˈloʊ keɪt, loʊˈkeɪt

    to find sb or sth's position or location

    Police would like to locate the owner of the vehicle.

  2. locateˈloʊ keɪt, loʊˈkeɪt

    to build or put sth in a particular place

    decisions about where to locate the new hospital

Wiktionary

  1. locate(Verb)

    To place; to set in a particular spot or position.

    The captives and emigrants whom he brought with him were located in the trans-Tiberine quarter - B. F. Westcott

  2. locate(Verb)

    To designate the site or place of; to define the limits of; as, to locate a public building; to locate a mining claim; to locate (the land granted by) a land warrant (Note: the designation may be purely descriptive: it need not be prescriptive.)

    That part of the body in which the sense of touch is located - H. Spencer

  3. locate(Verb)

    To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle..

  4. Origin: From locatus, past participle of locato, from locus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Locate(verb)

    to place; to set in a particular spot or position

  2. Locate(verb)

    to designate the site or place of; to define the limits of; as, to locate a public building; to locate a mining claim; to locate (the land granted by) a land warrant

  3. Locate(verb)

    to place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LOCATE' in Verbs Frequency: #497


Translations for LOCATE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

locate(verb)

to set in a particular place or position

The kitchen is located in the basement.

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