from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To place together or in proper order; arrange side by side.
- intransitive v. To occur in a collocation. Used of words: Rancid often collocates with butter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. (said of certain words) To be often used together, form a collocation; for example strong collocates with tea.
- v. To arrange or occur side by side.
- v. To set or place; to station.
- n. A component word of a collocation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Set; placed.
- transitive v. To set or place; to set; to station.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To set or place together.
- In civil law, to allocate or allot (the proceeds of a judicial sale) among creditors, in satisfaction of their claims.
- Set or placed together.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have a strong tendency to occur side by side
- v. group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side
Latin collocāre, collocāt- : com-, com- + locāre, to place; see locate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin collocāt-, ppl. stem of collocō. (Wiktionary)