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local

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adjective lo·cal \ˈlō-kəl\

Simple Definition of local

  • : relating to or occurring in a particular area, city, or town

  • : located or living nearby

  • of a bus or train : making all the stops on a route

Full Definition of local

  1. 1 :  characterized by or relating to position in space :  having a definite spatial form or location

  2. 2 a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular place :  not general or widespread b :  of, relating to, or applicable to part of a whole

  3. 3 a :  primarily serving the needs of a particular limited district b of a public conveyance :  making all the stops on a route

  4. 4 :  involving or affecting only a restricted part of the organism :  topical <a local anesthetic>

  5. 5 :  of or relating to telephone communication within a specified area

Examples of local

  1. We had dinner at a local restaurant.

  2. The police have arrested a local man for the crime.

  3. This is a local shop for local people: we don't get many outsiders here.

  4. She took the local bus.



Origin of local

Middle English localle, from Late Latin localis, from Latin locus place — more at stall


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with local


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local

noun lo·cal

Simple Definition of local

  • : a person who lives in a particular area, city, or town : a local person

  • : a train or bus that makes all of the stops along its route

  • : a local part of a labor union

Full Definition of local

  1. :  a local person or thing: as a :  a local public conveyance (as a train or an elevator) b :  a local or particular branch, lodge, or chapter of an organization (as a labor union) c British :  a nearby or neighborhood pub

Examples of local

  1. He's the president of the union local at the factory.

  2. <the truck drivers are members of Local 349 of the Teamsters' Union>



Circa 1824

First Known Use of local

circa 1824



LOCAL Defined for Kids

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local

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adjective lo·cal \ˈlō-kəl\

Definition of local

  1. :  of, in, or relating to a particular place <local kids> <local business> <local news>

lo·cal·ly adverb



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local

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noun lo·cal

Definition of local

  1. 1 :  a public vehicle (as a bus or train) that makes all or most stops on its run

  2. 2 :  a branch (as of a lodge or labor union) in a particular place





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