A location is a fixed place or position in space. If you are lost, you don't know your location. You can try to figure out your location by consulting a map or asking a friendly local who has a better sense of direction than you do.

The noun location means the determination of something's position. If you are on a scavenger hunt, you have to determine the location of various random objects. So on your hunt, finding birthday candles may be easy, but good luck finding the location of a ferrule, unless you happen to know it is the metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place.

Definitions of location

n the act of putting something in a certain place

emplacement, locating, placement, position, positioning
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the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination
apposition, collocation, juxtaposition
the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
interposition, intervention
the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
the act of orienting
the act of fixing firmly in place
the act of planting or setting in the ground
the act of placing in a new position
the act of putting something in position
the placement of one thing on top of another
the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
(geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
the careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern
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any specific behavior

n a determination of the place where something is

fix, localisation, localization, locating
echo sounding, echolocation
determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it
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determination, finding
the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

n a point or extent in space

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the present location; this place
a location other than here; that place
an indefinite or unknown location
the ability (said of certain Roman Catholic saints) to exist simultaneously in two locations
the location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based
the country or state or city where you live
base, home
the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
outer space, space
any location outside the Earth's atmosphere
a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
a location in the northern part of a country, region, or city
a location in the northeastern part of a country, region, or city
a location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city
a location in the southeastern part of a country, region, or city
a location in the southern part of a country, region, or city
a location in the southwestern part of a country, region, or city
a location in the western part of a country, region, or city
a location in the northwestern part of a country, region, or city
Earth, earth
the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)
a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
part, region
the extended spatial location of something
a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
the general location where something is
any location known for vice and corruption
mountain pass, notch, pass
the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
a space into which an area is subdivided
crenel, crenelle
a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
part, parting
a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions
(anatomy) a point or small area
pleural space
the small potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura
blind spot, optic disc, optic disk
the point where the optic nerve enters the retina; not sensitive to light
subarachnoid space
a space in the meninges beneath the arachnoid membrane and above the pia mater that contains the cerebrospinal fluid
belly button, bellybutton, navel, omphalos, omphalus, umbilicus
a scar where the umbilical cord was attached
McBurney's point
a point one third of the way along a line drawn from the hip to the umbilicus; the point of maximum sensitivity in acute appendicitis
a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
aclinic line, magnetic equator
an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip
agonic line
an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is zero
isogonal line, isogone, isogonic line
an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is the same
area, country
a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
(physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
(physics) the point of maximum displacement in a periodic system
air, atmosphere
the mass of air surrounding the Earth
the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
(usually plural) the deepest and most remote part
interplanetary space
the part of outer space within the solar system
interstellar space
the space between stars
the region inside the heliopause containing the sun and solar system
intergalactic space
the space between galaxies
deep space
any region in space outside the solar system
the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole
a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring
beginning, origin, root, rootage, source
the place where something begins, where it springs into being
concrete jungle
an area in a city with large modern buildings that is perceived as dangerous and unpleasant
an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
an elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found
the lowest part of anything
a geographic region serving as the principal source of grain
celestial point
a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
center, centre, midpoint
a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
crinion, trichion
point where the hairline meets the midpoint of the forehead
a point of congestion or blockage
the point where two lines meet or intersect
(United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
timber line, timberline, tree line
line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes
snow line
the line on a mountain above which there is perpetual snow and ice
a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
theater of war, theatre of war
the entire land, sea, and air area that may become or is directly involved in war operations
field, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations
a region in which active military operations are in progress
zone of interior
the part of the theater of war not included in the theater of operations
district, dominion, territorial dominion, territory
a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
a distant region
demesne, domain, land
territory over which rule or control is exercised
any region lying in or toward the north
any region lying in or toward the south
Eden, Shangri-la, heaven, nirvana, paradise, promised land
any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
the outermost or farthest region or point
fault line
(geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected
a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section
geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
a demarcated area of the Earth
biogeographical region
an area of the Earth determined by distribution of flora and fauna
geographic point, geographical point
a point on the surface of the Earth
great circle
a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center
ground zero
the point of detonation (or above or below) of a nuclear weapon
the central region of a country or continent; especially a region that is important to a country or to a culture
hell, hell on earth, hellhole, inferno, snake pit, the pits
any place of pain and turmoil
the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat
the line formed by the lower edge of hip-length garment
the line formed by measuring the hip at its greatest part
apparent horizon, horizon, sensible horizon, skyline, visible horizon
the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
hot spot, hotspot
a point of relatively intense heat or radiation
inside, interior
the region that is inside of something
the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons
irredenta, irridenta
a region that is related ethnically or historically to one country but is controlled politically by another
isarithm, isogram, isopleth
a line drawn on a map connecting points having the same numerical value of some variable
a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
flight line
place where airplanes are parked and the maintenance hangars (but not the runways or taxiways)
line of sight, line of vision
an imaginary straight line along which an observer looks
latitude, line of latitude, parallel, parallel of latitude
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
lunar latitude
an imaginary line around the moon parallel to its equator
some point in the air; above ground level
exterior, outside
the region that is outside of something
itinerary, path, route
an established line of travel or access
point of contact between two objects or parts
place, position
the particular portion of space occupied by something
the appropriate or customary location
pressure point
any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point
military position, position
a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
quadrant, quarter-circle
a quarter of the circumference of a circle
a circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius
any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth
terra incognita, unknown, unknown region
an unknown and unexplored region
loxodrome, rhumb, rhumb line
a line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle; the path taken by a ship or plane that maintains a constant compass direction
danger line
a line beyond which it is dangerous to go
a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure
a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
the region above the ground
vacuity, vacuum
a region that is devoid of matter
the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect
laboratory, testing ground
a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
the upper part of anything
place, spot, topographic point
a point located with respect to surface features of some region
vanishing point
the point beyond which something disappears or ceases to exist
water level, water line, waterline
a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship
water line, watermark
a line marking the level reached by a body of water
divide, water parting, watershed
a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
house, mansion, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign
(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea
a region of southeastern Pakistan
black hole
a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star; extremely high gravitational field
col, gap
a pass between mountain peaks
defile, gorge
a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
enclosure, natural enclosure
a naturally enclosed space
a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky
Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, Kuiper belt
a disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune
mare, maria
a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
gap, opening
an open or empty space in or between things
course, path, track
a line or route along which something travels or moves
saddle, saddleback
a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)
focal point, focus
a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
field line, line of force
an imaginary line in a field of force; direction of the line at any point is the direction of the force at that point
the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle
the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine
the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
emptiness, vacancy, vacuum, void
an empty area or space
an unoccupied space
cavity, enclosed space
space that is surrounded by something
(bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left
focal point, focus, nidus
a central point or locus of an infection in an organism
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object, physical object
a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

n a workplace away from a studio at which some or all of a movie may be made

“they shot the film on location in Nevada”
workplace consisting of a room or building where movies or television shows or radio programs are produced and recorded
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work, workplace
a place where work is done

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