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lo·cal

 (lō′kəl)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular place: a local custom; the local slang.
b. Of or relating to a city, town, or district rather than a larger area: state and local government.
2. Not broad or general; not widespread: local outbreaks of flu.
3. Of or affecting a specific part of the body: a local infection.
4. Making all possible or scheduled stops on a route; not express: a local train.
n.
1. A public conveyance that makes several intermediate stops before the final destination is reached: changed trains to a local.
2. A local chapter or branch of an organization, especially of a labor union.
3. A local anesthetic.
4. Informal A person from a particular locality.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin locālis, from Latin locus, place.]

lo′cal·ly adv.
lo′cal·ness n.

local

(ˈləʊkəl)
adj
1. characteristic of or associated with a particular locality or area
2. of, concerned with, or relating to a particular place or point in space
3. (Medicine) med of, affecting, or confined to a limited area or part. Compare general10, systemic2
4. (of a train, bus, etc) stopping at all stations or stops
n
5. a train, bus, etc, that stops at all stations or stops
6. an inhabitant of a specified locality
7. informal Brit a pub close to one's home or place of work
8. (Medicine) med short for local anaesthetic
9. (Journalism & Publishing) US and Canadian an item of local interest in a newspaper
10. US and Canadian a local or regional branch of an association
11. (Telecommunications) Canadian a telephone extension
[C15: via Old French from Late Latin locālis, from Latin locus place, locus]
ˈlocalness n

lo•cal

(ˈloʊ kəl)
adj.
1. pertaining to or characterized by place or position in space; spatial.
2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or restricted to a particular place: a local custom.
3. pertaining to a city, town, or small district rather than an entire state or country: local transportation.
4. stopping at most or all stations: a local train.
5. pertaining to or affecting a particular part or particular parts, as of a physical system or organism: a local disease.
6. (of anesthesia or an anesthetic) affecting only a particular part or area of the body without concomitant loss of consciousness.
n.
7. a local train, bus, etc.
8. a newspaper item of local interest.
9. a local branch of a union, fraternity, etc.
10. a local anesthetic.
11. Often, locals.
a. a local person or resident.
b. a local athletic team.
v.i.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin locālis. See locus, -al1]
lo′cal•ly, adv.
lo′cal•ness, n.

lo-cal

(ˈloʊˈkæl, -ˌkæl)

adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.local - public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stopslocal - 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"
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
limited, express - public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops; "he caught the express to New York"
2.local - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the bodylocal - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
anaesthetic, anaesthetic agent, anesthetic, anesthetic agent - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
anesthyl - a mixture of methyl and ethyl chloride; sprayed on as a local anesthetic
antipruritic - a substance that relieves or prevents itching
benzocaine, ethyl aminobenzoate - a white crystalline ester used as a local anesthetic
butacaine, butacaine sulfate - a white crystalline ester that is applied to mucous membranes as a local anesthetic
ethyl chloride - a colorless flammable gas used as a local surface anesthetic
Lidocaine, Xylocaine - a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes
Ethocaine, procaine - a white crystalline powder (trade name Ethocaine) administered near nerves as a local anesthetic in dentistry and medicine
tetracaine - a crystalline compound used in the form of a hydrochloride as a local anesthetic
Adj.1.local - 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"
national - concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country; "the national government"; "national elections"; "of national concern"; "the national highway system"; "national forests"
2.local - 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"
3.local - affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local anesthesia"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
general - affecting the entire body; "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"

local

adjective
1. community, district, regional, provincial, parish, neighbourhood, small-town (chiefly U.S.), parochial, parish pump I was going to pop up to the local library.
2. nearby, close, community, near, neighbouring We try to support the local shops.
3. confined, limited, narrow, restricted The blockage caused a local infection.
noun
1. resident, native, inhabitant, character (informal), local yokel (disparaging) That's what the locals call the place.
2. pub, bar, inn, tavern, counter, lounge, saloon, canteen, public house, watering hole (facetious slang), boozer (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), hostelry (archaic or facetious), taproom The Black Horse is my local.

local

adjective
1. Confined to a particular location or site:
2. Having the restricted outlook often characteristic of geographic isolation:
Translations
مَحَلّيمَحَلِيّ
místní
lokalstedlig
paikallinenpaikallisjunapaikallisosastopaikallisyhdistyspaikkakuntalainen
lokalanlokalnimjesni
hely i
staî-, staîar-, staîbundinn
局部の
국소적인
įkurdintinatūrojenustatyti buvimo vietąvietiniu mastuvietoje
vietējs
miestny
lokalen
lokal
ประจำท้องถิ่น
thuộc địa phương

local

[ˈləʊkəl]
A. ADJ
1. (= in or of the area) [custom, newspaper, radio] → local; [school, shop, doctor] → del barrio; [bus, train] → urbano; [news, weather forecast] → regional
the local communityel vecindario, el barrio; (wider) → la zona, el área
local currencymoneda f local, moneda f del país
to be of local interestser de interés local
he's a local manes de aquí
local residents have complained to the councillos residentes del barrio or de la zona se han quejado al ayuntamiento
local train services have been cuthan reducido los servicios locales de tren
whatever you do, don't drink the local winehagas lo que hagas no bebas el vino del lugar
2. (= municipal) [administration, taxes, elections] → municipal
at (the) local levela nivel municipal or local
3. (Med) [pain] → localizado
B. N
1. (= local resident) the localslos vecinos; (wider) → la gente de la zona
he's a locales de aquí
2. (Brit) (= pub) bar de la zona donde alguien vive
3. (Med) (= local anaesthetic) → anestesia f local
4. (US) (Rail) tren, autobús, etc que hace parada en todas las estaciones
C. CPD local anaesthetic, local anesthetic (US) Nanestesia f local
under local anaestheticbajo anestesia local
local authority N (Brit, New Zealand) → gobierno m local; [of city, town] → ayuntamiento m
local call N (Telec) → llamada f local
local colour, local color (US) N (esp Literat, Cine) → ambiente m local, ambiente m del lugar
local council Nayuntamiento m, municipio m
local education authority Nsecretaría f municipal de educación
local government N (Brit) → administración f municipal
local government elections NPLelecciones fpl municipales
local government expenditure Ngastos mpl municipales
local time Nhora f local

local

[ˈləʊkəl]
adj (of a particular area or region) [community, police, shop, hospital, produce] → local(e)
local people → la population locale, les gens du coin
a local resident → un(e) riverain(e)
the local paper → le journal local
at a local level → au niveau local local election
n
(British) (= pub) to be sb's local → être le bar habituel de qn
The Black Horse is my local → Le Black Horse est mon bar habituel.
(= person from the area) → homme du coin(femme)m/f
the locals → les gens du coin
That's what the locals call the place → C'est comme ça que les gens du coin appellent l'endroit.local anaesthesia nanesthésie f localelocal anaesthetic nanesthésie f localelocal area network nréseau m locallocal authority nmunicipalité f, collectivité f localelocal call nappel m locallocal colour local color (US) ncouleur f localelocal education authority n autorité locale chargée de l'enseignementacadémielocal election nélection f localelocal government nadministration f locale

local

adjörtlich; (= in this area)hiesig; (= in that area)dortig; anaestheticlokal, örtlich; local radioLokalradio nt; local radio stationRegionalsender m; local newsLokalnachrichten pl; local newspaperLokalzeitung f; local politicianKommunalpolitiker(in) m(f); all the local residentsalle Ortsansässigen pl; he’s a local maner ist ein Ortsansässiger, er ist von hier (inf); local communityKommune f; local taxesKommunalabgaben pl; local currencyLandeswährung f; at local levelauf lokaler Ebene; it’s only of local interestes ist nur für die Einheimischen interessant; local opinion is against the changedie öffentliche Meinung am Ort ist gegen die Änderung; the latest local gossipder neueste Klatsch (hier/dort); local busStadtbus m; (serving the immediate locality) → Nahverkehrsbus m; local timeOrtszeit f; local trainNahverkehrszug m; local trafficOrtsverkehr m; local TVLokalfernsehen nt; go into your local branchgehen Sie zu Ihrer Zweigstelle; vote for your local candidatewählen Sie den Kandidaten Ihres Wahlkreises; accents with the usual local variationsDialekte mit den üblichen regionalen Unterschieden; one of our local sonseiner der Söhne unserer Gemeinde/Stadt; we used the local shops when we were in Spainwir haben in den Läden der Einheimischen eingekauft, als wir in Spanien waren; our village hasn’t got a local butcherunser Dorf hat keinen eigenen Schlachter; there are two local grocers (esp Brit) → es gibt zwei Lebensmittelhändler am Ort; the local shops aren’t very gooddie dortigen/hiesigen Geschäfte sind nicht sehr gut; our local doctor back home in Canadaunser Arzt zu Hause in Kanada; what are their main local products there?was wird dort (in der Gegend) hauptsächlich erzeugt?; the best local wineder beste Wein der Gegend; the local wine over there will make you sickvon dem dortigen Wein wird es einem schlecht
n
(Brit inf: = pub) the local (in village) → der Dorfkrug, die Dorfkneipe (inf); (in community) → das Stammlokal; our localunsere Stammkneipe (inf), → unser Stammlokal nt
(born in) → Einheimische(r) mf; (living in) → Einwohner(in) m(f)
(Med inf: = local anaesthetic) → örtliche Betäubung
(US) (= branch)Zweigstelle f; (= train)Nahverkehrszug m

local

:
local area network
n (Comput) → lokales Rechnernetz, LAN nt
local authority
local call
n (Telec) → Ortsgespräch nt
local colour, (US) local color
nLokalkolorit nt
local council
nGemeindeverwaltung f; (in town) → Stadtverwaltung f; (= councillors)Gemeinderat m; (in town) → Stadtrat m

local

[ˈləʊkl]
1. adj (gen) → locale; (resident, shop) → del posto
local doctor → medico della zona
2. n (fam)
a. he's a localè uno del posto
the locals → la gente del posto
b. (Brit) (pub) → bar m inv sotto casa

local

(ˈləukəl) adjective
belonging to a certain place or district. The local shops are very good; local problems.
ˈlocally adverb
locality (ləˈkaləti) plural loˈcalities noun
a district. Public transport is a problem in this locality.
locate (ləˈkeit) , ((American) ˈloukeit) verb
1. to set in a particular place or position. The kitchen is located in the basement.
2. to find the place or position of. He located the street he was looking for on the map.
loˈcation (-ˈkeiʃən) noun
1. position or situation.
2. the act of locating.
on location
(of filming) in natural surroundings outside the studio.

local

مَحَلِيّ místní lokal örtlich τοπικός local paikallinen local lokalan locale 局部の 국소적인 lokaal lokal lokalny local местный lokal ประจำท้องถิ่น yerel thuộc địa phương 当地的

lo·cal

a. local, rel. a una parte aislada;
___ anesthesiaanestesia ___;
___ applicationaplicación ___;
___ recurrencereaparición ___.

local

adj local
References in classic literature ?
Pickwick, the president, read the paper, which was filled with original tales, poetry, local news, funny advertisements, and hints, in which they good-naturedly reminded each other of their faults and short comings.
He knew that a local freight train passed through Winesburg at midnight and went on to Cleveland, where it arrived at dawn.
Most of them are of local use, and others quite peculiar to the particular class of men to which the character belongs.
As they did not mix with the immigrant women--Miss Jessie's good-natured intrusion into one of their half-nomadic camps one day having been met with rudeness and suspicion--they gradually fell into the way of trusting the responsibility of new acquaintances to the hands of their original hosts, and of consulting them in the matter of local recreation.
So also, as regards the Judge Pyncheon of to-day, neither clergyman, nor legal critic, nor inscriber of tombstones, nor historian of general or local politics, would venture a word against this eminent person's sincerity as a Christian, or respectability as a man, or integrity as a judge, or courage and faithfulness as the often-tried representative of his political party.
Yet not altogether worthless, perhaps, as materials of local history.
The whole neighborhood abounds with local tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions; stars shoot and meteors glare oftener across the valley than in any other part of the country, and the nightmare, with her whole ninefold, seems to make it the favorite scene of her gambols.
He was a native of Cape Cod; and hence, according to local usage, was called a Cape-Cod-man.
But as if this vast local power in the tendinous tail were not enough, the whole bulk of the leviathan is knit over with a warp and woof of muscular fibres and filaments, which passing on either side the loins and running down into the flukes, insensibly blend with them, and largely contribute to their might; so that in the tail the confluent measureless force of the whole whale seems concentrated to a point.
In the stockyards this was only in national and state elections, for in local elections the Democratic Party always carried everything.
He got in all the details, and that is a good thing in a local item: you see, he had kept books for the undertaker- department of his church when he was younger, and there, you know, the money's in the details; the more details, the more swag: bearers, mutes, candles, prayers -- everything counts; and if the bereaved don't buy prayers enough you mark up your candles with a forked pencil, and your bill shows up all right.
He had a noble new skeleton--the skeleton of the late and only local celebrity, Jimmy Finn, the village drunkard--a grisly piece of property which he had bought of Jimmy Finn himself, at auction, for fifty dollars, under great competition, when Jimmy lay very sick in the tan-yard a fortnight before his death.