Definition of locate
: to establish oneself or one's business : settle <The company will locate north of the city.>
1 : to determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of <locate the lines of the property.>
2 : to set or establish in a particular spot : station <located the clock in the exact center of the mantel>
3 : to seek out and determine the location of <Try to locate the source of the sound.>
4 : to find or fix the place of especially in a sequence : classify <locating the reigns of the pastoral kings>
locatableplay \ˈlō-ˌkā-tə-bəl, lō-ˈkā-\ adjective
Examples of locate in a sentence
We tried to locate the border of the property.
Can you locate your town on the map?
The missing boy was located by police in the woods.
The mechanic is still trying to locate the source of the problem.
Reporters have been unable to locate the mayor for his comments.
The company chose to locate its factory near the airport.
The company located near the airport.
His parents located in Ohio.
Origin and Etymology of locate
Latin locatus, past participle of locare to place, from locus
First Known Use: 1513
LOCATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of locate for English Language Learners
: to find the place or position of (something or someone)
: to put (something or someone) in a particular place
: to make an area, city, etc., your home or the place where your business operates
LOCATE Defined for Kids
Definition of locate for Students
1 : to find the position of <Try to locate your neighborhood on the map.>
2 : to settle or establish in a particular place <The city located the new stadium downtown.>
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