- The definition of local is relating to a particular space or place or serving only a small portion of something.
- An example of local used as an adjective is a local mall which means the mall nearby where someone lives.
- An example of local used as an adjective is local government meaning the government that serves a town or a few towns.
- Local is defined as a person or thing belonging to a specific town or area.
An example of a local is a person born and raised in the town where she attends college.
local definition by Webster's New World
- relating to place
- of, characteristic of, or confined to a particular place or district: items of local interest
- not broad; restricted; narrow: local outlook
- of or for a particular part or specific area of the body; not general
- ☆ making all stops along its run: a local bus
- Chiefly Brit. of or relating to specific portions or details of a literary text, as distinguished from its overall structure, themes, style, etc.
Origin: Middle English locall ; from Old French local ; from Late Latin localis ; from Classical Latin locus, a place ; from Indo-European an unverified form stlokos ; from base an unverified form stel-, to set up, stand, location from source stalk, stall, still, Classical Greek stellein, to put
- ☆ a local train, bus, etc.
- ☆ a newspaper item of local interest only
- ☆ a chapter or branch of a labor union
- Informal a resident of a particular place: they tried to convince the locals
- Brit., Informal a neighborhood pub
- an anesthetic that numbs only a small area of the body, allowing the patient to remain conscious during minor surgery, a biopsy, etc.in full local anesthetic
local definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- Not broad or general; not widespread: local outbreaks of flu.
- Of or affecting a specific part of the body: a local infection.
- Making all possible or scheduled stops on a route; not express: a local train.
- A public conveyance that makes several intermediate stops before the final destination is reached: changed trains to a local.
- A local chapter or branch of an organization, especially of a labor union.
- A local anesthetic.
- Informal A person from a particular locality.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin locālis, from Latin locus, place.
- loˈcal·ly adverb
- loˈcal·ness noun
local - Business Definition
local - Computer Definition
Refers to a resource in or an action taking place in the current machine or facility. Contrast with remote.
local - Investment & Finance Definition
A floor trader on an options or futures exchange who trades contracts for his or her own account. Locals help to provide liquidity to the markets by being present to either buy or sell securities.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
local - Medical Definition