lo·​ca·​tion | \ lō-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce location (audio) \

Definition of location

1a : 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.
b(1) : a tract of land designated for a purpose the location for a mining claim
(2) Australia : farm, station
c : a place outside a motion-picture studio where a picture or part of it is filmed usually used in the phrase on locationParts of the movie were filmed on location in the desert.
2 : the act or process of locating Fog made the location of the harbor difficult.
3 : the placement of baseball pitches in a particular area of the strike zone also : the ability to control the placement of pitches

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Other Words from location

locational \ lō-​ˈkā-​shnəl How to pronounce locational (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
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.
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Recent Examples on the Web The Starbucks location had only been in the area for three months before the collision took place. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Truck driver injures five after crashing through a crowded Starbucks," 17 Jan. 2020 If built, the Echo Trail location would be one of the easternmost JCPS schools. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, "'It will kill Floyds Fork': Neighbors fear environmental impact of proposed JCPS school," 16 Jan. 2020 One location was a residence on Highway 31 near Bay Minette, and the other was a residence in the Daphmont neighborhood in Daphne. al, "Daphne man sentenced to 80 years in prison for distributing crack cocaine," 15 Jan. 2020 How to get a refund from iPic The Scottsdale iPic location is offering customers refunds for the theater's membership rewards program, gift cards and presale tickets. Nicole Ludden, azcentral, "The iPic movie theater is closing at Scottsdale Quarter. Here's everything we know," 15 Jan. 2020 The North Avenue location is the first outside of a mall. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mad Chicken replaces east side Burger King on North Avenue," 15 Jan. 2020 For now, and in accordance with the schedule Big Hit had released, the only location available for fans to explore is London. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "BTS Launches Global Art Project, "Connect, BTS"," 14 Jan. 2020 All five locations are available to any private passenger vehicle for up to five minutes. Jeremy C. Fox, BostonGlobe.com, "New ride-share pickup zones are installed in Seaport," 11 Jan. 2020 Macy’s has announced plans to close more than two dozen stores across the country, but its 11 Oregon locations are safe for now. Amy Wang | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Snow forecast: From 6 inches to ‘quite a bit of uncertainty’: Morning Briefing for Friday, Jan. 10," 10 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'location.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of location

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of location was in 1568

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20 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Location.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/location. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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How to pronounce location (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of location

: a place or position
: a place outside a studio where a movie is filmed
: the act of finding where something or someone is : the act of locating something or someone


lo·​ca·​tion | \ lō-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce location (audio) \

Kids Definition of location

1 : the act or process of establishing in or finding a particular place Fog made location of the ship difficult.

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