What does locate mean?

Definitions for locate
ˈloʊ keɪt, loʊˈkeɪtlo·cate

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Locate(v. t.)

    To discover the location or site of; as, to locate the source of a radio transmission; to locate a leak; to locate the malfunction in a system.

    Etymology: [L. locatus, p. p. of locare to place, fr. locus place. See Local.]

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

    Etymology: From locatus, past participle of locato, from locus

  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

    Etymology: From locatus, past participle of locato, from locus

  3. locate(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From locatus, past participle of locato, from locus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Locate(verb)

    to place; to set in a particular spot or position

    Etymology: [L. locatus, p. p. of locare to place, fr. locus place. See Local.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. locatus, p. p. of locare to place, fr. locus place. See Local.]

  3. Locate(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. locatus, p. p. of locare to place, fr. locus place. See Local.]

Editors Contribution

  1. locate

    To know intuitively the location of.

    We were able to locate the business easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  
  2. locate

    To know intuitively where an animal, person or thing is.

    They did locate the dog as he was in a neighbours garden.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce locate?

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How to say locate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of locate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of locate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of locate in a Sentence

  1. Peter Lloyd:

    I was really pleased that during our first operational deployment as a dog team, Peter Lloyd and Max were able to safely locate the missing mother and baby, max remained focused throughout the long search and he proved invaluable when he reacted to the call for help which resulted in us locating them.

  2. Thais Marques:

    We're protesting today to demand full local control, if you don't have full local control, Cami Anderson and Governor( Chris) Christie will continue to shut down our schools in the name of programs like' turnaround,'' renew,'' co-locate,' whatever you want to call it.

  3. David Renshaw:

    We are currently working with officials in the Philippines to locate Fr. Bien and return him to the United States to face the charges against him, a canonical review will begin soon, whether or not he returns to the States.

  4. Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan:

    They (caller) identified that someone had come out and very suspiciously had left things in a Dumpster, we responded and were able to locate items that we knew belonged to Cristie Schoen Codd.

  5. Steve Hamilton:

    It is reasonable to expect many are victims of trafficking, if not outright slavery, but for the first time in possibly several years their feet are touching dry land and there is a real possibility for them to go home, once we and the authorities locate and process them.

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