Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To place together or in proper order; arrange side by side.
  • intransitive verb To occur in a collocation. Used of words.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To set or place; to set; to station.
  • adjective obsolete Set; placed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb linguistics, translation studies (said of certain words) To be often used together, form a collocation; for example strong collocates with tea.
  • verb rare To arrange or occur side by side.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To set or place; to station.
  • noun linguistics A component word of a collocation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb have a strong tendency to occur side by side
  • verb group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin collocāre, collocāt- : com-, com- + locāre, to place; see locate.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin collocāt-, ppl. stem of collocō.

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