Definition of Locate

1. Verb. Discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining. "My search turned up nothing"

Exact synonyms: Turn Up
Related verbs: Dig Up, Excavate, Turn Up
Generic synonyms: Find, Regain
Specialized synonyms: Unearth, Nail, Pinpoint
Derivative terms: Location, Location

2. Verb. Determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey. "Locate the boundaries of the property"
Exact synonyms: Situate
Generic synonyms: Ascertain, Determine, Find, Find Out
Specialized synonyms: Acquire, Radiolocate, Map, Localise, Localize, Place, Base
Derivative terms: Locater, Location, Location, Locator, Situation

3. Verb. Assign a location to. "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
Exact synonyms: Place, Site
Generic synonyms: Place, Post, Send, Station
Derivative terms: Location, Location, Place, Place, Placement, Site

4. Verb. Take up residence and become established. "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
Exact synonyms: Settle
Specialized synonyms: Colonise, Colonize, Resettle
Entails: Move
Derivative terms: Location, Location, Settlement, Settlement, Settlement, Settler

Definition of Locate

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

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

Definition of Locate

1. Verb. (transitive) To place; to set in a particular spot or position. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) 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.) ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) (colloquial) To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle.(rfex intransitive). ¹

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Definition of Locate

1. to determine the position of [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Locate

localizing electrode
localizing symptom
locally compact
locally indicable
locate (current term)
location, location, location
location arithmetic
location directories and signs

Literary usage of Locate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"Enough has been said of the declaration to show that it does allege the duty on the part of the plaintiff to be under the press in his endeavor to locate ..."

2. Responding to Probation and Parole Violations by Dale G. Parent (1994)
"Some States have increased probation or parole officers' responsibilities in attempting to locate absconders. In New Hampshire, for example, a probation or ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"The deed contains the following recitals: ite us Act to locate the Seat of Government of the Territory of Colorado, approved the 9th day of December, ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"In a subscription agreement providing that the subscription should be void unless a railroad company should locate its road on or near a certain place, ..."

5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"locate “find.” MacCracken & Sandison 1917 seem to have been the first to raise an objection to locate in the sense of “find.” This curious objection, too, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Surveying and Boundaries by Frank Emerson Clark (1922)
"Can surveyor locate?—If the description in a deed is such that a surveyor, by applying the rules of surveying, can locate the same, such description is ..."

7. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"locate. To ascertain the place in which something belongs, as to locate the calls in a deed or survey; to determine the place to which something shall be ..."

8. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Qi. tative differences and localization. Distance of sounds recogni: only indirectly. Unfamiliar sounds difficult to locate. ..."

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