- 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 located
Searchers reported seeing a large shadow on the seabed, suggesting the crashed jet has been located.Wreckage, Bodies of AirAsia Crash Found
December 30, 2014
The wreckage of the Airbus A320 has been located in relatively shallow water.Who Will Get AsiaAir 8501’s Black Boxes?
December 30, 2014
After much frantic buzzing about the lot, he's located and changes his plans at the last minute.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The mission is to teach any person to use technology for independence and empowerment no matter where they are located.3-D Printing Is Changing the Future of Prosthetics
December 10, 2014
Then, German troops enlisted by the Brits (Hessians) began to attack at Battle Pass, located in Prospect Park.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site
December 6, 2014
Pee-wee wondered who Kelly was and where his barn was located.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Darewell was located on the Still river, not far from Lake Erie.Frank Roscoe's Secret
He felt along it, located the desk he sought for and scoured through it.The Bluff of the Hawk
Frantically I scrambled in the dark till I located the batteries.
At dawn on August 17, 1914, the Serbians located the Austrians.
- (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 located
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.