locate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin locātus, past participle of locato (to place), from locus (place)

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Verb[edit]

locate (third-person singular simple present locates, present participle locating, simple past and past participle located)

  1. (transitive) To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
    • B. F. Westcott
      The captives and emigrants whom he brought with him were located in the trans-Tiberine quarter.
    • 2013 June 22, “T time”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 68: 
      The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them, which is then licensed to related businesses in high-tax countries, is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies.
  2. (transitive) To find out where something is located.
    • 2013 May-June, Kevin Heng, “Why Does Nature Form Exoplanets Easily?”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 184: 
      In the past two years, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has located nearly 3,000 exoplanet candidates ranging from sub-Earth-sized minions to gas giants that dwarf our own Jupiter. Their densities range from that of styrofoam to iron.
  3. (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.)
    • Herbert Spencer
      That part of the body in which the sense of touch is located.
  4. (intransitive, colloquial) To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

locate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of locare
  2. second-person plural imperative of locare
  3. feminine plural of locato

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

locāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of locātus