Pronunciation: (lō'kāt, lō-kāt'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/locate.html on line 75 [key]
—v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to identify or discover the place or location of: to locate the bullet wound.
2. to set, fix, or establish in a position, situation, or locality; place; settle: to locate our European office in Paris.
3. to assign or ascribe a particular location to (something), as by knowledge or opinion: Some scholars locate the Garden of Eden in Babylonia.
4. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.