lo·​ca·​tion lō-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce location (audio)
: a position or site occupied or available for occupancy or marked by some distinguishing feature : situation
Much of the charm of the house is in its location.
: a tract of land designated for a purpose
the location for a mining claim
Australia : farm, station
: a place outside a motion-picture studio where a picture or part of it is filmed
usually used in the phrase on location
Parts of the movie were filmed on location in the desert.
: the act or process of locating
Fog made the location of the harbor difficult.
: the placement of baseball pitches in a particular area of the strike zone
also : the ability to control the placement of pitches
lō-ˈkā-shnəl How to pronounce location (audio)
locationally adverb

Examples of location in a Sentence

This is a lovely location for a house. The store has a new location. The company is moving its factory to a different location. Radar established the precise location of the aircraft. All of his movies feature lavish sets and exotic locations. The picture was filmed on location in the desert. Fog made location of the harbor difficult. See More
Recent Examples on the Web The first deputy of a SWAT team arrived about 25 minutes later due to the remote location, the department wrote in a press release. Christina Coulter, Fox News, 21 Nov. 2023 The Sandy Springs location is the first of several scheduled to open in North America before the end of the year. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 20 Nov. 2023 Delivery or pick up options, as well as stock availability, can vary by location, finish, and product size. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Nov. 2023 About 55 percent of GM workers voted yes, after big plants in Wentzville, Mo., Spring Hill, Tenn., Lansing, Mich., and other locations voted the contract down. Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2023 The identity of the deceased and the exact location of the shooting were not immediately released. Remington Miller, arkansasonline.com, 20 Nov. 2023 Brewster handed Tourmaline the iPad, which displayed a glitchy map of the city with pins marking the location of each new statue. Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 The Times verified the location of those videos as Al-Shifa, but not the identities of the men shown or the timestamps of the videos showing the hospital’s interior. Michael Levenson, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2023 The data may be driven by the socioeconomic and demographic landscape of those locations, the study’s authors said. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of location was in 1568

Dictionary Entries Near location

Cite this Entry

“Location.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/location. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


lo·​ca·​tion lō-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce location (audio)
: a place fit for or having some particular use
a lovely location for a house
each location in a computer memory has its own address
: a place outside a studio where a motion picture is filmed
on location in the desert
: the act or process of locating

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