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.
- Antonym: global
- (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.
- Synonym: topical
- Descended from an indigenous population.
- Hawaiian Pidgin is spoken by the local population.
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.
- 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 66:
- Taunton station is busy - even more so when the inbound working of my Bristol train arrives, laden with the usual mix of 'staycationers' and locals.
- A branch of a nationwide organization such as a trade union.
- I'm in the TWU, too. Local 6.
- (rail transport, chiefly US) A train that stops at all, or almost all, stations between its origin and destination, including very small ones.
- (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.
- 2012, Cesar Otero, Rob Larsen, Professional JQuery (page 25)
- Globals are visible anywhere in your application, whereas locals are visible only in the function in which they're declared.
- (US, slang, journalism) An item of news relating to the place where the newspaper is published.
- (colloquial, medicine) Clipping of .
- 1989, Road House, page 39:
- 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.
- (finance) An independent trader who acts for themselves rather than on behalf of investors.
- Synonym: floor trader
- 2009, R. Stafford Johnson, Bond Evaluation, Selection, and Management (page 316)
- On most futures exchanges, there are two major types of futures traders/members: commission brokers and locals.
a person who lives near a given place
a branch of an organization
a train that stops at all stations
(UK) the nearest bar
- In the local area; within a city, state, country, etc.
- It's never been more important to buy local.
- 2016, Vinod K. Jain, Global Strategy: Competing in the Connected Economy, page 122:
- Coca-Cola, for example, shifted its stance, unsuccessfully, between “think global, act global” and “think local, act local” during the tenures of three different CEOs in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Terms derived from local (all parts of speech)
- local in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- local in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- local at OneLook Dictionary Search
- Alternative form of
local (masculine and feminine plural locals)
local m (plural locals)
- “local” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “local” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “local” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
local m (plural locaux)
- → Danish: lokale
- “local” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
local m (plural locais)
Declension of local
local (plural locales)
local m (plural locales)