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Meaning of LOCATE

Pronunciation:  'lowkeyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
  2. [v]  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"
  3. [v]  assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
  4. [v]  determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of; "Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"; "Can you locate China on the map?"

LOCATE is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: place, settle, site, situate, turn up
 See Also: ascertain, base, colonise, colonize, determine, find, find, find out, localise, localize, map, move, nail, pinpoint, place, post, radiolocate, regain, resettle, send, station, unearth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lo"cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Located}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Locating}.] [L. locatus, p. p. of locare to place, fr. locus
    place. See {Local}.]
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
             That part of the body in which the sense of touch is
             located.                              --H. Spencer.
  2. \Lo"cate\, v. i.
    To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle.
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