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 It was chosen for the level of expertise there, as well as its central location. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Beaumont Hospital in Wayne closing ER, non-coronavirus patients to be moved as cases surge," 27 Mar. 2020 Yoga studios in metro Phoenix are getting creative and taking their classes online as their brick-and-mortar locations are closed. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Phoenix yoga studios are offering free virtual classes. Here's how to take part," 27 Mar. 2020 Broken Bat Brewing will celebrate, sort of, its new location at 135 E. Pittsburgh Ave. with a grand opening and three-year anniversary on April 1. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's craft breweries try to keep customers engaged with free beer and online events and parties," 27 Mar. 2020 These animals are generally adopted through their Petco and PetSmart in-store adoption locations. Cathy M. Rosenthal, ExpressNews.com, "Animals Matter: San Antonio animal rescue groups shutting doors, need help amid coronavirus pandemic," 27 Mar. 2020 Freestore Foodbank also offers food and La Soupe has fresh produce at its locations. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "Hungry? CPS food pick-up sites provide relief in many ways for Cincinnati's children," 26 Mar. 2020 At the municipality’s Emergency Operations Center, officials said recently that planning for isolation centers for homeless COVID-19 patients is underway, but their locations will not be publicly disclosed to protect their privacy. Paula Dobbyn, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s domestic violence shelters face new pressures as risks to vulnerable people rise during pandemic," 26 Mar. 2020 On board thrusters will be used to circularize the orbit at and to maneuver the satellite into its final operational location. William Harwood, CBS News, "U.S. Space Force launches $1.2 billion military communications satellite," 26 Mar. 2020 The Abingdon Manor, a 10,000-square-foot boutique hotel in the town of Latta, S.C., regularly hosts snowbirds because of its convenient location — halfway between New York and Palm Beach, Fla., and just off Interstate 95. Andrea Salcedo, New York Times, "Snowbirds Ask: Should We Stay or Should We Go?," 26 Mar. 2020

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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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30 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Location.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/location. Accessed 30 Mar. 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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