from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To determine or specify the position or limits of: locate Albany on the map; managed to locate the site of the old artists' colony.
- transitive v. To find by searching, examining, or experimenting: locate the source of error.
- transitive v. To place at a certain location; station or situate: locate an agent in Rochester.
- intransitive v. To become established; settle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
- v. 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.)
- v. (colloquial) To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle..
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
- transitive v. To designate the site or place of; to define the limits of
- transitive v. To discover the location or site of.
- intransitive v. To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fix in a place; establish in a particular spot or position; place; settle: as, to locate one's self in a certain town or street.
- To fix the place of; determine the situation or limits of: as, to locate the site of a building; to locate, a tract of public land by surveying it and defining its boundaries; to locate a land-claim; to locate (lay out) the line of a railroad.
- To reside; place one's self or be placed; adopt or form a fixed residence.
- In the Meth. Ch., to appoint to a fixed charge or station.
- In the Meth. Ch., to settle as a permanent preacher; cease to be itinerant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
- v. discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
- v. take up residence and become established
- v. assign a location to
Latin locāre, locāt-, to place, from locus, place.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin locatus, past participle of locato ("to place"), from locus ("place") (Wiktionary)