local: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lō'kul), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or characterized by place or position in space; spatial.
  2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or restricted to a particular place or particular places: 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, as distinguished from general anesthesia.
  1. a local train, bus, etc.
  2. a newspaper item of local interest.
  3. a local branch of a union, fraternity, etc.
  4. a local anesthetic.
  5. Often, primarily of interest to locals.
    1. a local person or resident:primarily of interest to locals.
    2. a local athletic team:the locals versus the state champions.
  6. stamp (def. 22).
  7. a neighborhood pub.
  1. to travel by or take a local train or the like.


Pronunciation: (lō'kal', -kal"), [key]
— adj.
  1. low-cal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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