verb (used with object), lo·cat·ed, lo·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), lo·cat·ed, lo·cat·ing.
Origin of locate
Examples from the Web for locate
They recorded 10,549 graves on or near the railway in 144 cemeteries, failing to locate only 52 graves.
Nolte could not locate a “Barry” that fit the details listed in Dunham's essay.
He became determined to locate other victims who would testify to abuses that could put Lebovits behind bars.
By June, the school finally responded, though only with notification of fees for staff to locate and photocopy the documents.Is UMass-Amherst Biased Against Male Students in Title IX Assault Cases?|Emily Shire|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ever since, they have been run in circles as they try to locate Osman.
They'd locate a shallow rill; then they'd build an airlock to protect them against chance meteorites.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
"The colonel will locate a couple for me," the captain answered with a grin.A Yankee Flier in Italy|Rutherford G. Montgomery
He was not quick enough to locate it, so he shouted once more.The Camp in the Snow|William Murray Graydon
Unable to locate the bell-push in the dark, he had characteristically attacked the sole illuminated window.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories|Arnold Bennett
And nobody has ever managed to locate it again, since that day so many years ago; is that what you mean, Toby?The Boy Scouts in the Rockies|Herbert Carter
British Dictionary definitions for locate
Word Origin and History for locate
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.