locate meaning

EN[ləʊˈkeɪt] [ləˈkeɪt] [-eɪt]
  • Locate may refer to:
  • Locate (finance)
  • Locator software, in computing
  • Locate (Unix), Linux command to find files

    Definition of locate in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGlocatesPRlocatingPT, PPlocatedSUF-ate
    1. VT To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
      1. VT To find out where something is located.
        1. 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.
      2. VT 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. VI COL To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • It was almost impossible to locate specific books in the library until we had alphabetized them by the authors' surnames.
            • The stickiness of a cellphone might be measured by its ability to tell correct time, locate its user, and allow its user to remain connected regardless of location.
            • Note: In Britain, most cables are now located underground.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Verbs
            • Intransitive verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en located
            2. en locates
            3. en locatee
            4. en locater
            5. en locaters
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of locate for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "locate" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
            Difficultness: Level 3
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 6
            Definite    ➨     Versatile