A local train.
A local infection.
Local outbreaks of flu.
The town locals are friendly enough.
Changed trains to a local.
A local bus.
Items of local interest.
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.
An example of a local is a person born and raised in the town where she attends college.
The patient didn't want to be sedated, so we applied only local anesthesia.
Hawaiian Pidgin is spoken by the local population.
It's easy to tell the locals from the tourists.
I'm in the TWU, too. Local 6.
The expresses skipped my station, so I had to take a local.
I got barred from my local, so I've started going all the way into town for a drink.
Origin of local
- Middle English from Old French from Late Latin locālis from Latin locus place
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition