locate (locates, present participle locating; past and past participle located)
- (transitive) To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
- The captives and emigrants whom he brought with him were located in the trans-Tiberine quarter.
- (transitive) To find out where something is located.
- 1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart; Avery Hopwood, chapter I, in The Bat: A Novel from the Play (Dell Book; 241), New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, OCLC 20230794 ↗, [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hwptej;view=1up;seq=5 page 01]:
- The Bat—they called him the Bat. […]. He […] played a lone hand, […]. Most lone wolves had a moll at any rate—women were their ruin—but if the Bat had a moll, not even the grapevine telegraph could locate her.
- (transitive) To designate the site or place of; to define the limits of (Note: the designation may be purely descriptive: it need not be prescriptive.)
- The council must locate the new hospital
- to locate a mining claim
- to locate (the land granted by) a land warrant
- That part of the body in which the sense of touch is located.
- (intransitive, colloquial) To place oneself; to take up one's residence; to settle.