What does local mean?

Definitions for local
ˈloʊ kəllo·cal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word local.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. localnoun

    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 anaestheticadjective

    anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body

  3. localadjective

    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. localadjective

    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. localadjective

    affecting only a restricted part or area of the body

    "local anesthesia"

GCIDE

  1. Localnoun

    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. localnoun

    A person who lives nearby.

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

  2. localnoun

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

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

  3. localnoun

    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. localnoun

    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. localnoun

    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. localnoun

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

  7. localadjective

    From or in a nearby location.

    We prefer local produce.

  8. localadjective

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

  9. localadjective

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

  10. localadjective

    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. localadjective

    Descended from an indigenous population.

    Hawaiian Pidgin is spoken by the local population.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Localadjective

    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

  2. Localnoun

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

  3. Localnoun

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

  4. 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  

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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

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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. Mayor Tim Keller:

    We need action from the state legislature, up toand including state constitutional amendmentsif necessary, to give local communities including Albuquerque the power to proactively stop this kind of escalation, intimidation, and violence.

  2. Eric Roza:

    In the past weeks, divisive statements and allegations have left many members of our community struggling to reconcile our transformative experiences in the local box with what we've been reading online, my view is simple : Racism and sexism are abhorrent and will not be tolerated in CrossFit. We open our arms to everyone, and I will be working hard to rebuild bridges with those whose trust we have lost.

  3. Bernardo Aliaga:

    This exercise will be testing a new enhanced data product that will allow governments to better forecast a tsunami's height, energy and direction of waves, and then use that data to communicate with local populations.

  4. Jin Feng:

    The local market (for CO2) is limited so we have no plans to expand.

  5. Richard Oram:

    If someone could have a blood sample taken it would be sent to our lab here and have the genetic risk score tested, what we think is better for people with diabetes both in the UK and around the rest of the world is if their local hospital could do this test on a bench-side machine.

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