Meaning of LOCAL in English

LOCAL

I. lo ‧ cal 1 S1 W1 /ˈləʊk ə l $ ˈloʊ-/ BrE AmE adjective [usually before noun]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ local , ↑ location , ↑ relocation , ↑ locale , ↑ locality , ↑ localization , ↑ dislocation , ↑ relocation ; verb : ↑ locate , ↑ dislocate , ↑ relocate , ↑ localize ; adjective : ↑ local , ↑ localized , ↑ dislocated ; adverb : ↑ locally ]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: French ; Origin: Late Latin localis , from Latin locus ; ⇨ ↑ locus ]

1 . relating to the particular area you live in, or the area you are talking about:

local hospital

local residents

2 . technical affecting or limited to one part of your body:

a local infection

II. local 2 BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ local , ↑ location , ↑ relocation , ↑ locale , ↑ locality , ↑ localization , ↑ dislocation , ↑ relocation ; verb : ↑ locate , ↑ dislocate , ↑ relocate , ↑ localize ; adjective : ↑ local , ↑ localized , ↑ dislocated ; adverb : ↑ locally ]

1 . [usually plural] someone who lives in the place where you are or the place that you are talking about:

We asked one of the locals to recommend a restaurant.

2 . British English a ↑ pub near where you live, especially one where you often drink:

I usually have a pint or two at my local on Friday nights.

3 . American English a bus, train etc that stops at all regular stopping places ⇨ express

4 . American English a branch of a ↑ trade union

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