Share this entry

locomote Line breaks: loco|mote
Pronunciation: /ˈləʊkəməʊt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of locomote in English:


[no object] technical or humorous
Move from one place to another: an amphibious fish that has the ability to locomote on land forget the car and locomote by other means
More example sentences
  • Many animals that locomote by legs possess adhesive pads.
  • Attempts to locomote above some maximum speed often results in postural failure of the animal.
  • The more stable design of fast swimming cetaceans may limit these animals to locomoting and foraging in pelagic habitats.


Mid 19th century: back-formation from locomotion.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources