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Definition of Locate


  1. To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
  2. To designate the site or place of; to define the limits of; as, to locate a public building; to locate a mining claim; to locate (the land granted by) a land warrant.
  3. To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle.

Locate Quotations

It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells... to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin.
Dave Barry

Museums are managers of consciousness. They give us an interpretation of history, of how to view the world and locate ourselves in it. They are, if you want to put it in positive terms, great educational institutions. If you want to put it in negative terms, they are propaganda machines.
Hans Haacke

If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check.
Mahalia Jackson

The reason I think I'm a good pitcher is I locate my fastball and I change speeds. Period. That's what you do to pitch. That's what pitchers have to do to win games.
Greg Maddux

How can you allow the trading companies to locate computers closer to exchanges and flash millions of bids to give an unfair advantage?... Even professionals are losing faith in some aspects of the system.
Mario Gabelli
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Locate Translations

locate in Afrikaans is plaas
locate in Dutch is situeren, leggen, plaatsen
locate in French is localisons, situer, localisez, localisent, placer
locate in German is fixieren, orten, auffinden, lokalisieren
locate in Italian is mettere, localizzare, accertare, mettere
locate in Norwegian is plassere, lokalisere
locate in Portuguese is localize
locate in Spanish is localizar, sentar
locate in Swedish is lokalisera
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