See also: lo-cal
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈləʊkl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈloʊkl/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -əʊkəl
- From or in a nearby location.
- We prefer local produce.
1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp:
- Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. […] Next day she […] tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head. Then, thwarted, the wretched creature went to the police for help; she was versed in the law, and had perhaps spared no pains to keep on good terms with the local constabulary.
2012 December 1, “An internet of airborne things”, The Economist, volume 405, number 8813, page 3 (Technology Quarterly):
- A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.
- (computing, of a variable or identifier) Having limited scope (either lexical or dynamic); only being accessible within a certain portion of a program.
- (mathematics, not comparable, of a condition or state) Applying to each point in a space rather than the space as a whole.
- (medicine) 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.
- (medicine): topical
of a nearby location
computing: having limited scope
math: applying to a limited space
medicine: of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism
local (plural locals)
- 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.
- (rail transport) 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.
- (UK) 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.
- (programming) 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.
- (US, slang, journalism) An item of news relating to the place where the newspaper is published.
- (rail transport): stopper
a person who lives nearby
a train that stops at all stations
(UK) the nearest bar
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Translations to be checked
- local in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- local in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- local at OneLook Dictionary Search
local m, f (masculine and feminine plural locals)
local m (plural locaux)
- "local" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
local m (plural locais)
local m, f (plural locales)
local m (plural locales)