public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops
"the local seemed to take forever to get to New York"
local anesthetic, local anaesthetic, local, topical anesthetic, topical anaesthetic(adj)
anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area
"local taxes"; "local authorities"
of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood
"local customs"; "local schools"; "the local citizens"; "a local point of view"; "local outbreaks of flu"; "a local bus line"
affecting only a restricted part or area of the body
A train or bus which stops at all stations along a line, as contrasted with an express, which stops only at certain stations designated as express stops.
A person who lives nearby.
It's easy to tell the locals from the tourists.
A branch of a nationwide organization such as a trade union.
I'm in the TWU, too. Local 6.
A train that stops at all, or almost all, stations between its origin and destination, including very small ones.
The expresses skipped my station, so I had to take a local.
One's nearest or regularly frequented public house or bar.
I got barred from my local, so I've started going all the way into town for a drink.
A locally scoped identifier.
Functional programming languages usually don't allow changing the immediate value of locals once they've been initialized, unless they're explicitly marked as being mutable.
An item of news relating to the place where the newspaper is published.
From or in a nearby location.
We prefer local produce.
Having limited scope (either lexical or dynamic); only being accessible within a certain portion of a program.
Applying to each point in a space rather than the space as a whole.
Of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism.
The patient didn't want to be sedated, so we applied only local anesthesia.
Descended from an indigenous population.
Hawaiian Pidgin is spoken by the local population.
of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom
a train which receives and deposits passengers or freight along the line of the road; a train for the accommodation of a certain district
on newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place where the paper is published
Origin: [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See Lieu, Locus.]
Local is a twelve-part Oni Press comic book limited series written by Brian Wood and illustrated by Ryan Kelly. Each issue is intended to be a stand-alone short story, taking place in a different town across North America. A recurring character, Megan, provides a thread for readers who follow the series in sequence. Megan is the main character in some issues, while in others she is a spectator or background figure. Local resembles a previous series of Wood's, Demo, which also spanned twelve issues, each of which was a self-contained story. As Local went on, it became more of a coming of age story for the lead character. The first issue was released in November 2005, and the series concluded in June 2008.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lō′kal, adj. of or belonging to a place: confined to a spot or district.—ns. Locale (lō-käl′), a locality: the scene of some event; Localisā′tion.—v.t. Lō′calise, to assign to a place: to refer a sensation in perception to some part of the body.—ns. Lō′calism, the state of being local: affection for a place: provincialism; Local′ity, existence in a place: position: district.—adv. Lō′cally.—v.t. Locāte′, to place: to set in a particular position: to designate the place of.—n. Locā′tion, act of locating or placing: situation: (law) a leasing on rent.—adj. Lō′cātive (gram.), indicating place.—Local Government Acts, a series of enactments instituting local self-government of the various counties of Great Britain and of a large number of boroughs; Local Option, a phrase first used by Mr Gladstone in a letter in 1868 for the determination by vote of the people of a town or district as to whether licenses to sell intoxicating liquors shall be granted or not. [Fr.,—Low L. localis—locus, a place.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Local' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #178
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Local' in Written Corpus Frequency: #321
Rank popularity for the word 'Local' in Nouns Frequency: #1497
Rank popularity for the word 'Local' in Adjectives Frequency: #10
The numerical value of Local in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Local in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance.
A poet's hope to be, like some valley cheese, local, but prized elsewhere.
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
For God must have more important universal matters to attend to than keeping himself busy with us, people! God is not interested in local matters!
People will read in the local newspaper that the local highway expansion or the bus station or the local rail system that the local politicians had promised would only cost $ 100 million and it ends up costing $ 200 million.
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Translations for Local
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- localCatalan, Valencian
- örtlich, Stammkneipe, lokalGerman
- τοπικός, ντόπιοςGreek
- local, vecino, vecinaSpanish
- kohalik, lokaalneEstonian
- paikallinen, paikkakuntalainen, paikallisjuna, likimääräinen, lähi-, paikallisyhdistys, paikallisosasto, lähikuppilaFinnish
- section, omnibus, locale, localFrench
- áitiúil, logántaIrish
- ionadailScottish Gaelic
- helyi, helybeliHungarian
- տեղացի, տեղականArmenian
- staðbundinn, staðurIcelandic
- 局所, 現地Japanese
- lokalLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- setempat, lokalMalay
- plaatselijke bewoner, lokale trein, plaatselijk, stamcafé, lokaal, lokaaltrein, stoptrein, stamkroegDutch
- locală, localRomanian
- локальный, местный, туземецRussian
- mjȅsnī, lokalniSerbo-Croatian
- lokal, lokalinvånareSwedish
- ท้องถิ่น, ส่วนท้องถิ่น, ในประเทศThai
- mevzii, mahallî, yerli, mahalleli, yöresel, yerel, lokalTurkish
- 地方, địa phươngVietnamese
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