verb (used with object), col·lo·cat·ed, col·lo·cat·ing.

to set or place together, especially side by side.
to arrange in proper order: to collocate events.

verb (used without object), col·lo·cat·ed, col·lo·cat·ing.

Linguistics. to enter into a collocation.


Linguistics. a lexical item that collocates with another.

Origin of collocate

1505–15; < Latin collocātus (past participle of collocāre), equivalent to col- col-1 + loc(us) place + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for collocated

accumulate, gather, parallel, collect, assemble, collimate

Examples from the Web for collocated

Historical Examples of collocated

British Dictionary definitions for collocated



(tr) to group or place together in some system or order

Word Origin for collocate

C16: from Latin collocāre, from com- together + locāre to place, from locus place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for collocated



1510s, from Latin collocatus, past participle of collocare "to arrange, place together, set in a place," from com- "together" (see com-) + locare "to place" (see locate). Meaning "conference, consultation" is mid-14c. Related: collocated; collocating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper