Word of the Day: Locate

lo-cate / lōˈkāt

 

verb

 

  1. to identify, determine, or discover the exact position of

When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.

Xun Kuang, c. 310 BC – c. 235 BC

 

  1. to settle or fix a position

The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing.

From ‘The Weight of Glory’ by C. S. Lewis, 1898-1963

 

  1. to assign a particular geographical position, based on knowledge or opinion

…both ancient and modern authors have located the Garden of Eden everywhere from Iran and Mongolia to South America and even Jackson County, Missouri.

Eric H. Cline, 1960-

  1. to seek out and determine the exact position of

[Loneliness] comes from a vague core of the self – like a disease of the blood, dispersed throughout the body so that one cannot locate the matrix, the spot of contagion.

Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963