Meaning of LOCAL in English

LOCAL

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

Local means existing in or belonging to the area where you live, or to the area that you are talking about.

We’d better check on the match in the ~ paper...

Some ~ residents joined the students’ protest...

I was going to pop up to the ~ library.

ADJ: ADJ n

The ~s are ~ people.

That’s what the ~s call the place.

N-COUNT: usu pl, oft the N

~ly

We’ve got cards which are drawn and printed and designed by someone ~ly.

ADV: ADV after v, ADV -ed

2.

Local government is elected by people in one area of a country and controls aspects such as education, housing, and transport within that area.

Education comprises two-thirds of all ~ council spending.

? national

ADJ: usu ADJ n

3.

Your ~ is a pub which is near where you live and where you often go for a drink. (BRIT INFORMAL)

The Black Horse is my ~.

N-COUNT: usu sing, usu poss N

4.

A ~ anaesthetic or condition affects only a small area of your body. (MEDICAL)

ADJ

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