Definitions for Local
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Local.
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 anaestheticadjective
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: local, French; locus, Latin.
By ascending, after that the sharpness of death was overcome, he took the very local possession of glory, and that to the use of all that are his, even as himself before had witnessed, I go to prepare a place for you. Richard Hooker, b. v.
A higher flight the vent’rous goddess tries,
Leaving material worlds, and local skies. Matthew Prior.
The circumstance of local nearness in them unto us, might haply enforce in us a duty of greater separation from them than from those other. Richard Hooker, b. iv.
Where there is only a local circumstance of worship, the same thing would be worshipped, supposing that circumstance changed. Edward Stillingfleet.
Dream not of their fight,
As of a duel, or the local wounds
Of head, or heel. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xiii.
How is the change of being sometimes here, sometimes there, made by local motion in vacuum, without a change in the body moved? Kenelm Digby, on Bodies.
Local generally refers to something within a specific area or region, usually in close proximity or relating to the immediate community. It could pertain to a town, city, neighborhood, or similar area, and is often used to highlight a certain level of familiarity, belonging, or specificity in relation to a place. The term can be used in various contexts such as local business, local newspaper, local government, etc.
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
Etymology: [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.]
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
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
We look at our bases, our bases are part of our local communities. Our servicemembers are part of the local communities. And so the decisions by the commanders in those areas are going to be made in consultation with the local communities and with the local health systems, with the local medical community.
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
…instead of wasting hundreds of millions of pounds on compulsory ID cards as the Tory Right demand, let that money provide thousands of extra police officers on the beat in our local communities.
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.
As Local 2455, our intentions to meet with Mr. Trump was to provide a 'Boots on the Ground' perspective to not only Mr. Trump, but to the media that would be in attendance at this event, just to be clear, an endorsement was never discussed for any presidential candidate. Local 2455 does not endorse candidates for any political office. For these reasons, Local 2455 will not participate in any events with Mr. Trump.
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Translations for Local
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- localCatalan, Valencian
- örtlich, lokal, StammkneipeGerman
- ντόπιος, τοπικόςGreek
- vecina, vecino, localSpanish
- kohalik, lokaalneEstonian
- paikallisosasto, paikallisyhdistys, paikallisjuna, lähikuppila, paikallinen, likimääräinen, lähi-, paikkakuntalainenFinnish
- omnibus, locale, local, sectionFrench
- logánta, áitiúilIrish
- ionadailScottish Gaelic
- helyi, helybeliHungarian
- տեղացի, տեղականArmenian
- staður, staðbundinnIcelandic
- 現地, 局所Japanese
- lokalLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- lokal, setempatMalay
- plaatselijke bewoner, lokale trein, stamkroeg, lokaaltrein, stoptrein, plaatselijk, stamcafé, lokaalDutch
- locală, localRomanian
- локальный, местный, туземецRussian
- lokalni, mjȅsnīSerbo-Croatian
- lokal, lokalinvånareSwedish
- ท้องถิ่น, ส่วนท้องถิ่น, ในประเทศThai
- lokal, mahalleli, yerel, mevzii, yöresel, mahallî, yerliTurkish
- địa phương, 地方Vietnamese
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