American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move from one place to another.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move from one place to another.
- In biology, to effect a change of place: as, a medusa which locomotes toward the light.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To change location; move, travel, or proceed.
- v. change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
- Back formation from locomotion. (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from locomotion. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Uncertain how to identity that particular subset, I parse the group as a mix of money -- both old (Southampton's Meadow Club); and new (Bridgehampton's upstart so there Atlantic Golf Club) -- art world players; the culturati; and women who wear sheaths so tight they locomote with a little shuffle.”
“But then, when the going gets difficult, as mother says, those coveting advancement must locomote.”
“After billions of years of evolution, it was inevitable life would acquire the ability to locomote, to hunt and see, to protect itself from competitors.”
“By walking upright over four million years ago, the earliest hominids were already on an evolutionary track separate from even chimps and gorillas, our nearest genetic cousins, who locomote with a different kind of gait known as knuckle-walking.”
“Hod Lipson of Cornell just showed a robot that learns how to locomote by generating and selecting competing "self models.”
“There is something incredibly strange about watching a person cling to a vertical wall and locomote across it with thoughtful pauses every now and then to consider the next perch for hand or foot.”
“Amoebas locomote by shifting cytoplasm inside their bodies to create pseudopods which slowly pull the organisms along.”
“They can create extensions of their body wall called pseudopodia that help them locomote or capture prey or simply churn up their insides to distribute nutrients.”
“When the parasite is not attached to its host, it is able to locomote using an inch worm-like motion with the aid of its oral adhesive glands and haptor.”
“When in the egg stage they are at the mercy of water currents, but once they hatch into miracidium they are able to locomote using cilia.”
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