What does Local mean?

Definitions for Local
ˈloʊ kəlLo·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. local(noun)

    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"

  2. local anesthetic, local anaesthetic, local, topical anesthetic, topical anaesthetic(adj)

    anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body

  3. local(adj)

    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"

  4. local(adj)

    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"

  5. local(adj)

    affecting only a restricted part or area of the body

    "local anesthesia"

GCIDE

  1. Local(n.)

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. local(Noun)

    A person who lives nearby.

    It's easy to tell the locals from the tourists.

  2. local(Noun)

    A branch of a nationwide organization such as a trade union.

    I'm in the TWU, too. Local 6.

  3. local(Noun)

    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.

  4. local(Noun)

    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.

  5. local(Noun)

    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.

  6. local(Noun)

    An item of news relating to the place where the newspaper is published.

  7. local(Adjective)

    From or in a nearby location.

    We prefer local produce.

  8. local(Adjective)

    Having limited scope (either lexical or dynamic); only being accessible within a certain portion of a program.

  9. local(Adjective)

    Applying to each point in a space rather than the space as a whole.

  10. local(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism.

    The patient didn't want to be sedated, so we applied only local anesthesia.

  11. local(Adjective)

    Descended from an indigenous population.

    Hawaiian Pidgin is spoken by the local population.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Local(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See Lieu, Locus.]

  2. Local(noun)

    a train which receives and deposits passengers or freight along the line of the road; a train for the accommodation of a certain district

    Etymology: [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See Lieu, Locus.]

  3. Local(noun)

    on newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place where the paper is published

    Etymology: [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See Lieu, Locus.]

Freebase

  1. Local

    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

  1. Local

    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. localislocus, a place.]

Editors Contribution

  1. local

    Of or relating to a specific area or defined area on a map.

    The local government knew they were empowering the people and community to choose what they would like to see developed within their area.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Local' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #178

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Local' in Written Corpus Frequency: #321

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Local' in Nouns Frequency: #1497

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Local' in Adjectives Frequency: #10

How to pronounce Local?

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How to say Local in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Local in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Local in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Local in a Sentence

  1. Greg Trevor:

    We are pleased to announce that Stegeman Coliseum at the University of Georgia has been approved by state and local officials to serve as an early voting site on the UGA campus, social distancing protocols will be followed in this large, indoor venue.

  2. Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino:

    We don’t want you to think that we’re a hotel restaurant, we use local purveyors. That’s part of that local experience.

  3. Andy Purdy:

    Decisions like this are never easy to make, futurewei will continue to operate in strict compliance with Andy Purdy local laws and regulations.

  4. Chrispin Mvano:

    Before being a world patrimony, (Virunga) is a local patrimony.

  5. Jack Smith:

    I know that if this country enforced the laws that are already on the books those two young men would not have been here and this rape, this horrendous rape, would not have occurred, said one local parent. Said another : I'm really outraged by the situation in Montgomery County, I'm Jack Smith. Most seemed unmoved by school officials' defense of the policy of not cooperating with federal immigration officials. This is not an issue that we're going to move to the political level, although a lot of people want to do it, the fact is, these students were not in the same class, but many students between the 9th and 12th grades are in the same classes, in the same band class, in the same world language class, same play after school. Robin Ficker, an attorney who attended the meeting, said officials do not seem to grasp the situation.

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