Definitions for Localˈloʊ kəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pertaining to or characterized by place or position in space; spatial.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or restricted to a particular place:
a local custom.
pertaining to a city, town, or small district rather than an entire state or country:
stopping at most or all stations:
a local train.
pertaining to or affecting a particular part or particular parts, as of a physical system or organism:
a local disease.
(of anesthesia or an anesthetic) affecting only a particular part or area of the body without concomitant loss of consciousness.
(n.)a local train, bus, etc.
a newspaper item of local interest.
a local branch of a union, fraternity, etc.
a local anesthetic.
Often, locals. a local person or resident. a local athletic team.
Origin of local:
1400–50; late ME < LL locālis. See locus , -al1
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
in the area you live in
the local swimming pool; local and national news; a local community group
affecting only a small part of your body
a local anesthetic
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
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.
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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
Translations for Local
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
belonging to a certain place or district
The local shops are very good; local problems.
- localPortuguese (BR)
- lokal; stedligDanish
- local, del barrio, de la zonaSpanish
- local, du quartierFrench
- स्थानीय, सीमितHindi
- stað-, staðar-, staðbundinnIcelandic
- lokal, stedligNorwegian
- lokal, orts-Swedish
- 當地的，本地的，地方的Chinese (Trad.)
- địa phươngVietnamese
- 地方的，当地的，本地的Chinese (Simp.)
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