- to identify or discover the place or location of: to locate the bullet wound.
- to set, fix, or establish in a position, situation, or locality; place; settle: to locate our European office in Paris.
- to assign or ascribe a particular location to (something), as by knowledge or opinion: Some scholars locate the Garden of Eden in Babylonia.
- to survey and enter a claim to a tract of land; take possession of land.
- to establish one's business or residence in a place; settle.
Origin of locate
Examples from the Web for unlocated
McNab asked for a patent of all the timber on the unlocated lots of the township.
Many of these areas or zones have been located by science, while others remain as yet unlocated.Your Mind and How to Use It</p>
William Walker Atkinson
Must immortelles of this common and saddening mortality be laid on his unlocated grave?The Tower of Oblivion
Mr. Allan Stewart (late Treasurer of the Township) had inadvertently cut some timber on one of the unlocated lots in the township.
Anderson patted her head reflectively as he solemnly drew his huge silver time-piece from an unlocated pocket.The Daughter of Anderson Crow</p>
George Barr McCutcheon
- (tr) to discover the position, situation, or whereabouts of; find
- (tr; often passive) to situate or placelocated on the edge of the city
- (intr) to become established or settled
Word Origin and History for unlocated
1650s, "to establish oneself in a place, settle," from Latin locatus, past participle of locare "to place, put, set, dispose, arrange," from locus "a place" (see locus). Sense of "mark the limits of a place" (especially a land grant) is attested from 1739 in American English; this developed to "establish (something) in a place" (1807) and "to find out the place of" (1882, American English). Related: Located; locating.