See also: lo-cal
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈləʊkl̩/
- (General American) enPR: lōk′əl, IPA(key): /ˈloʊkl̩/
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- Rhymes: -əʊkəl
- From or in a nearby location.
- We prefer local produce.
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, in 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”, in 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 near a given place.
- 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.
- (Britain) 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.
- (colloquial, medicine) Clipping of local anesthetic.
- 1989, Road House, 39:59:
- Well, Mr. Dalton, you may add nine staples to your dossier of thirty‐one broken bones, two bullet wounds, nine puncture wounds and four steel screws. That’s an estimate, of course. I’ll give you a local.
- (rail transport): stopper
a person who lives near a given place
a train that stops at all stations
(UK) the nearest bar
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
Translations to be checked
Terms derived from local (all parts of speech)
- 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 (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)
declension of local