- a place of settlement, activity, or residence: This town is a good location for a young doctor.
- a place or situation occupied: a house in a fine location.
- a tract of land of designated situation or limits: a mining location.
- Movies. a place outside of the studio that is used for filming a movie, scene, etc.
- Computers. any position on a register or memory device capable of storing one machine word.
- the act of locating; state of being located.
- Civil Law. a letting or renting.
- on location, Movies. engaged in filming at a place away from the studio, especially one that is or is like the setting of the screenplay: on location in Rome.
Origin of location
Related Words for locationneighborhood, district, area, locale, venue, region, point, spot, site, scene, whereabouts, station, situation, position, part, section, locality, fix, locus, tract
Examples from the Web for location
Contemporary Examples of location
They even switched off their location service—one of the main perks of the program.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays
December 30, 2014
The show started filming in Israel over the summer, but was forced to abandon the location as political tensions escalated.After The Fall: Introducing The Anti-Villain
December 21, 2014
Keep the location work to second unit so I wouldn't have to be away from Alma?Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
I had chosen a seat by the window, but Poitras vetoed the location.Laura Poitras on Snowden's Unrevealed Secrets
December 1, 2014
Change the location from a hotel lobby to an airport check-in desk and this crazy scenario becomes all too familiar.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room
November 25, 2014
Historical Examples of location
"You go straight ahead and select any location you like," said Marian.Her Father's Daughter
They were willing to tell the location of the bandit stronghold.
They had evidently discovered the location of the cellar, and were enjoying themselves.The Downfall
You know its location: a mile, perhaps, from Gatun Dam and the spillway.Raiders Invisible
Desmond Winter Hall
They then landed to select a location for their colonial village.King Philip
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
- a site or position; situation
- the act or process of locating or the state of being located
- a place outside a studio where filming is doneshot on location
- (in South Africa)
- a Black African or Coloured township, usually located near a small townSee also township (def. 4)
- (formerly) an African tribal reserve
- computing a position in a memory capable of holding a unit of information, such as a word, and identified by its address
- Roman law Scots law the letting out on hire of a chattel or of personal services
Word Origin for location
"position, place," 1590s, from Latin locationem (nominative locatio), noun of action from past participle stem of locare (see locate); Hollywood sense of "place outside a film studio where a scene is filmed" is from 1914.