location

noun
lo·​ca·​tion | \lō-ˈkā-shən \

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 location Parts 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 , -​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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The Aurora location offers carry-out, delivery and catering. Jessie Spangler, Aurora Beacon-News, "Lou Malnati's now open in Aurora," 14 July 2018 To meet a July 26 deadline to complete the reunification process, the government laid out a plan in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement will identify six to eight locations where as many as 200 kids a day will be reunited with parents. Kartikay Mehrotra, BostonGlobe.com, "Reunited immigrant families face difficult choice: try to stay legally or leave children in the US," 14 July 2018 Yancy tells Teen Vogue that no one has told José of Darlin’s exact location or when she might be freed from immigration custody. Sarah Kinosian, Teen Vogue, "Reunification Proves Complicated for Families Separated at the U.S.-Mexico Border," 14 July 2018 That revelation is detailed in a new report from Human Rights Watch, along with a 2015 email that shows that the DEA had expressed interest in using smartphone malware from Italian company Hacking Team to spy on multiple suspects’ locations. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "How the US Government Secretly Sold 'Spy Phones' to Suspects," 13 July 2018 Del Taco: $1 off Loaded Fries from Friday until July 20 at participating locations with coupon. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Celebrate National French Fry day with what else, french fry deals," 13 July 2018 The location and dates for this year’s contest have yet to be announced. NBC News, "Transgender Miss Universe contender speaks up for trans kids," 13 July 2018 The headquarters would have been a welcome boost for the city tech community, said Matthew P. Cabrey, head of the business-location group Select Greater Philadelphia First. Meghan Bobrowsky, Philly.com, "Philadelphia loses out to Austin in bid for new Army Futures Command center," 13 July 2018 The Wasilla, North Pole and Soldotna stores closed this year, as did another Anchorage location near the intersection of Old Seward Highway and Huffman Road. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s last 2 Blockbuster stores are closing, leaving just one in the U.S.," 13 July 2018

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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location

noun

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

location

noun
lo·​ca·​tion | \lō-ˈkā-shən \

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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