What does locate mean?

Definitions for locate
ˈloʊ keɪt, loʊˈkeɪtlo·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. locate, turn upverb

    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, locateverb

    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, siteverb

    assign a location to

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

  4. settle, locateverb

    take up residence and become established

    "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"

GCIDE

  1. Locateverb

    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. locateverb

    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. locateverb

    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. locateverb

    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. Locateverb

    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. Locateverb

    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. Locateverb

    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  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  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. Troy Miller:

    Although CBP does everything it can to locate and rescue individuals who are lost or distressed, the bottom line is this: The terrain along the border is extreme, the summer heat is severe, and the miles of desert migrants must hike after crossing the border in many areas are unforgiving.

  2. Tobin Cooley:

    What surprises me is that neighbors have not been able to locate where this is coming from.

  3. Mars Inc.:

    We are working with authorities, and if State Department spokesman Mark Toner have any information that will help locate Stephanie Shults and Justin, please message us directly.

  4. Masaharu Isobe:

    The point is to locate infected people as soon as possible and prevent them from spreading it around everywhere.

  5. Carlos Ferraz:

    Currently natural parks use a lot of resources against poaching, two very clear examples are, in the first place, the hiring of helicopters to chase poachers or locate elephants or things like these. They use a big part of their budget for that. With the budget national parks spend on a three month helicopter rental, we could fill the air with drones. And use technology better. On the other side, if they need to monitor the perimeter of the whole area they use two or three-men crews. What we could achieve if we placed drones in specific parts of the park is full monitoring of the park in only a few hours or a few minutes.

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    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    • A. match
    • B. scrutiny
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