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 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 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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Outside of its obvious allure based on location, lot size and exclusivity, the homes within the Polo Club neighborhood are superior in architectural style and quality — 40 Polo Club Circle is the quintessential example of that. Amanda Molitor, The Denver Post, "Effortlessly luxurious estate in the Polo Club neighborhood of Denver," 12 Sep. 2019 Evanston Farmers Market location, University Place and Oak Avenue. Annie Alleman, chicagotribune.com, "Find thrills and chills at north suburban fall, Halloween activities," 11 Sep. 2019 Cox said that is because of the two facilities’ locations, one one each side of Clear Creek. Carissa D. Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood props would add emergency shelter use for buildings," 11 Sep. 2019 Good Times Year opened: 1987 Current locations: 36 across Colorado and Wyoming, according to Good Times. Josie Sexton, The Know, "So many burritos: 15 fast-casual restaurants that started in Colorado and made it big," 11 Sep. 2019 The location, of course, was a huge draw for Prentice. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Three Cats restaurant about to open in former Clawson movie theater," 11 Sep. 2019 The cost to find MIAs varies widely depending on terrain and location, the number of searchers needed to travel to a site to dig and sift through dirt or clay. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "More than 1,500 Wisconsinites are missing in war zones around the world. This bill would fund the search for those MIAs.," 10 Sep. 2019 Shuttle service will be available at those locations, other than Pine Grove School. Michael Walsh, courant.com, "Avon Fall Food Truck Festival Debuts Sept. 13," 10 Sep. 2019 Sixty locations in parts of Indiana and Illinois, as well as in Denver, will run the test for 20 weeks this fall. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Grocery stores' dilemma: Where to sell plant-based meat," 10 Sep. 2019

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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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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