location

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
  1. noun
    the act of putting something in a certain place
    synonyms: emplacement, locating, placement, position, positioning
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    stratification
    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
    orientation
    the act of orienting
    planting
    the act of fixing firmly in place
    implantation
    the act of planting or setting in the ground
    repositioning
    the act of placing in a new position
    set
    the act of putting something in position
    superposition
    the placement of one thing on top of another
    fingering
    the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
    superposition
    (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
    tessellation
    the careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern
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    activity
    any specific behavior
  2. noun
    a determination of the place where something is
    synonyms: fix, localisation, localization, locating
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    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
  3. noun
    a point or extent in space
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    here
    the present location; this place
    there
    a location other than here; that place
    somewhere
    an indefinite or unknown location
    bilocation
    the ability (said of certain Roman Catholic saints) to exist simultaneously in two locations
    seat
    the location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based
    home
    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
    jungle
    a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
    north
    a location in the northern part of a country, region, or city
    northeast
    a location in the northeastern part of a country, region, or city
    east
    a location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city
    southeast
    a location in the southeastern part of a country, region, or city
    south
    a location in the southern part of a country, region, or city
    southwest
    a location in the southwestern part of a country, region, or city
    west
    a location in the western part of a country, region, or city
    northwest
    a location in the northwestern part of a country, region, or city
    Earth, earth
    the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)
    line
    a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
    point
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    part, region
    the extended spatial location of something
    region
    a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
    whereabouts
    the general location where something is
    sodom
    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
    space
    an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    compartment
    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
    punctum
    (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
    axis
    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)
    node
    (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
    antinode
    (physics) the point of maximum displacement in a periodic system
    air, atmosphere
    the mass of air surrounding the Earth
    biosphere
    the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
    depth
    (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
    heliosphere
    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
    aerospace
    the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole
    backwater
    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
    zone
    an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
    belt
    an elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found
    bottom
    the lowest part of anything
    breadbasket
    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
    chokepoint
    a point of congestion or blockage
    corner
    the point where two lines meet or intersect
    county
    (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    crest
    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
    crossing
    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
    distance
    a distant region
    demesne, domain, land
    territory over which rule or control is exercised
    northland
    any region lying in or toward the north
    southland
    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
    extremity
    the outermost or farthest region or point
    fault line
    (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
    field
    somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected
    focus
    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
    heartland
    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
    hemline
    the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat
    hipline
    the line formed by the lower edge of hip-length garment
    hipline
    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
    ionosphere
    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
    layer
    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
    midair
    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
    abutment
    point of contact between two objects or parts
    place, position
    the particular portion of space occupied by something
    position
    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
    radius
    a circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius
    antipodes
    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
    side
    a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure
    side
    a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    air
    the region above the ground
    vacuity, vacuum
    a region that is devoid of matter
    corner
    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
    top
    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
    zodiac
    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
    Papua
    the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea
    Sind
    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
    expanse
    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
    hilum
    the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle
    swath
    the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine
    angle
    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
    hole
    an unoccupied space
    cavity, enclosed space
    space that is surrounded by something
    pocket
    (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
  4. noun
    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”
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    studio
    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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