American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular place: a local custom; the local slang.
- adj. Of or relating to a city, town, or district rather than a larger area: state and local government.
- adj. Not broad or general; not widespread: local outbreaks of flu.
- adj. Of or affecting a specific part of the body: a local infection.
- adj. Making all possible or scheduled stops on a route; not express: a local train.
- n. A public conveyance that makes several intermediate stops before the final destination is reached: changed trains to a local.
- n. A local chapter or branch of an organization, especially of a labor union.
- n. A local anesthetic.
- n. Informal A person from a particular locality.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to place or position in space; of or pertaining to situation or locality in general.
- Of or pertaining to a particular place; relating to a particular place or to particular places, generally implying more than mere position or situation: as, local considerations; local knowledge; a local newspaper; a local item in a newspaper; also, limited to a certain spot or region; circumscribed: as, local laws, customs, or prejudices; a local disease or remedy.
- In grammar, relating to place or situation: as, a local adverb (as here, there, etc.).
- In mathematics, relating to or concerning a locus.
- In law, an action which must be brought in the particular country where the cause of action arose, such as an action to recover lands.
- In astronomy, attraction due to irregularities in the density or form of earth's crust, which causes gravity at a station to deviate from its normal direction.
- An English statute of 1888 (51 and 52 Vict., c. 41), initiating a system for the local self-government of the various counties of England and Wales (or in some cases divisions of a county), and of a large number of boroughs (and in the case of London of a district consisting of parts of three counties), and organizing in each a government under the control of its people, for municipal purposes. Its chief feature is the transfer from departments of the imperial government, to a county council in each, of the regulation of local affairs, such as highways, health, education, etc.
- In England, a dissenting clergyman who preaches at different places.
- n. A local item in a newspaper.
- n. In telegraphy: A local-circuit battery.
- n. The circuit itself, including everything belonging to the current in an office or station except the line-wire and the instruments included in the line-circuit.
- n. A local train; an accommodation train which stops at all stations.
- n. A local examination: as, the university locals.
- In Scots law: To apportion (an increase of the stipend of a minister of the established church) among the different heritors or landholders.
- To lay the charge of such a stipend on or upon (a landholder or his land).
- adj. From or in a nearby location.
- adj. computing Having limited scope (either lexical or dynamic); only being accessible within a certain portion of a program.
- adj. mathematics, not comparable, of a condition or state Applying to each point in a space rather than the space as a whole.
- adj. medicine Of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism.
- adj. Descended from an indigenous population.
- n. A person who lives nearby.
- n. A branch of a nationwide organization such as a trade union.
- n. rail transport A train that stops at all, or almost all, stations between its origin and destination, including very small ones.
- n. UK One's nearest or regularly frequented public house or bar.
- n. programming A locally scoped identifier.
- n. US, slang, journalism An item of news relating to the place where the newspaper is published.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region.
- n. (Railroad), U.S. A train which receives and deposits passengers or freight along the line of the road; a train for the accommodation of a certain district.
- n. U.S. In newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place where the paper is published.
- n. A train or bus which stops at all stations along a line, as contrasted with an
express, which stops only at certain stations designated as express stops.
- adj. affecting only a restricted part or area of the body
- adj. relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area
- adj. of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood
- n. public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops
- n. anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
- (adjective) From Old French local, from Late Latin localis ("belonging to a place"), from Latin locus ("a place"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin locālis, from Latin locus, place. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“How to go local• Support local farmers by shopping at a farmers market, or buy a share in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group, a community of individuals who pledge to support a farm operation so growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production.”
“How to go local• Support local farmers by shopping at a farmers market, or buy a share in a Community Supported Agriculture CSA group, a community of individuals who pledge to support a farm operation so growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production.”
“This means, that when I want to push my local repository changes to the remote server, I can execute the following instead: local$ git push origin master”
“•local content requirements (say, 30-50% of the investment) are legal, and legitimate, and can help build up the local infrastructure and industry;”
“At this point, we need a precise definition of the term local extinction, as distinct from total extinction of a species or subspecies.”
“It's a move that would make a nonsense of the term "local radio" - and what a time to announce such a decision, when the BBC is about to hold its annual Gillard Awards, to celebrate all that is best in local broadcasting.”
“Because we have become such a global culture, and because the American media tends to value theatrical work primarily if it is connected to New York or to London, the term "local" has always been a derogatory one in the regional theater.”
“The term local activist means "unemployed" in local jargon.”
“The term local effort is used to describe the direct innervation of the throat muscles.”
“When only a small portion of the body is affected, as the face, a limb, the tail, it is designated by the term local paralysis.”
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