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Location definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. The act of placing, or of designating the place of.
2. Situation with respect to place. The location of the city on a large river is favorable for commerce.
3. That which is located; a tract of land designated in place.
4. In the civil law, a leasing on rent.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a point or extent in space
2: the act of putting something in a certain place [syn: placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement]
3: a determination of the place where something is; "he got a good fix on the target" [syn: localization, localisation, location, locating, fix]
4: 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" [ant: studio]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1597 1. a. a position or site occupied or available for occupancy or marked by some distinguishing feature ; situation b. (1) a tract of land designated for a purpose (2) Australian 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 2. the act or process of locating 3. the placement of baseball pitches in a particular area of the strike zone; also the ability to control the placement of pitches locational adjective locationally adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a particular place; the place or position in which a person or thing is. 2 the act of locating or process of being located. 3 an actual place or natural setting featured in a film or broadcast, as distinct from a simulation in a studio (filmed entirely on location). 4 S.Afr. an area where Blacks are obliged to live, usu. on the outskirts of a town or city. Etymology: L locatio (as LOCATE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Location Lo*ca"tion, n. [L. locatio, fr. locare.] 1. The act or process of locating. 2. Situation; place; locality. --Locke. 3. That which is located; a tract of land designated in place. [U.S.] 4. (Law) (a) (Civil Law) A leasing on rent. (b) (Scots Law) A contract for the use of a thing, or service of a person, for hire. --Wharton. (c) (Amer. Law) The marking out of the boundaries, or identifying the place or site of, a piece of land, according to the description given in an entry, plan, map, etc. --Burrill. Bouvier.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(locations) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. A location is the place where something happens or is situated. The first thing he looked at was his office's location... Macau's newest small luxury hotel has a beautiful location. = setting N-COUNT: usu with supp 2. The location of someone or something is their exact position. She knew the exact location of The Eagle's headquarters. = position N-COUNT: with poss 3. A location is a place away from a studio where a film or part of a film is made. ...an art movie with dozens of exotic locations... We're shooting on location. N-VAR: oft on N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Situation, place, locality. 2. Locating, establishing, marking out the limits or boundaries.

Moby Thesaurus

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