transitive verb-·cat·ed, -·cat·ing
- to mark off or designate the site of (a mining claim, etc.)
- to establish in a certain place: offices located downtown
- to discover the position of after a search: to locate a lost object
- to show the position of: to locate Guam on a map
- to assign to a particular place, function, occupation, etc.
Origin of locatefrom Classical Latin locatus, past participle of locare, to place from locus: see local