from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place, especially with reference to a particular event: the locale of a crime.
- n. The scene or setting, as of a novel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The place where something happens.
- n. The set of settings related to the language and region in which a computer program executes. Examples are language, paper format, currency and time formats, character encoding etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place, spot, or location.
- n. A principle, practice, form of speech, or other thing of local use, or limited to a locality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place, spot, or locality; specifically, a site or scene, considered with reference to circumstances connected with it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
From French local, local, locale, from Old French; see local.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French local (adj), nominal use of the adjective. (Wiktionary)