Definitions for localeloʊˈkæl, -ˈkɑl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lo•caleloʊˈkæl, -ˈkɑl(n.)

  1. a place or locality, esp. with reference to events or circumstances connected with it:

    to move to a warmer locale.

  2. the scene or setting, as of a novel, play, or motion picture.

Origin of locale:

1765–75; alter. of earlier local < F: n. use of the adj. See local

Princeton's WordNet

  1. venue, locale, locus(noun)

    the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)


  1. locale(Noun)

    The place where something happens.

    Being near running water and good shade, the explorers decided it was a good locale for setting up camp.

  2. locale(Noun)

    The set of settings related to the language and region in which a computer program executes. Examples are language, paper format, currency and time formats, character encoding etc.

  3. Origin: From local (adj), nominal use of the adjective.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Locale(noun)

    a place, spot, or location

  2. Locale(noun)

    a principle, practice, form of speech, or other thing of local use, or limited to a locality


  1. Locale

    In computing, a locale is a set of parameters that defines the user's language, country and any special variant preferences that the user wants to see in their user interface. Usually a locale identifier consists of at least a language identifier and a region identifier. On POSIX platforms such as Unix, Linux and others, locale identifiers are defined similar to the BCP 47 definition of language tags, but the locale variant modifier is defined differently, and the character set is included as a part of the identifier. It is defined in this format: [language[_territory][.codeset][@modifier]].

Translations for locale

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


belonging to a certain place or district

The local shops are very good; local problems.

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