Meaning of LOCAL in English


[] adj [ME localle, fr. MF local, fr. LL localis, fr. L locus place--more at stall] (15c) 1: characterized by or relating to position in space: having a definite spatial form or location

2. a: of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular place: not general or widespread b: of, relating to, or applicable to part of a whole 3 a: primarily serving the needs of a particular limited district b of a public conveyance: making all the stops on a route

4: involving or affecting only a restricted part of the organism: topical

5: of or relating to telephone communication within a specified area

[2]local n (ca. 1824): a local person or thing: as a: a local public conveyance (as a train or an elevator) b: a local or particular branch, lodge, or chapter of an organization (as a labor union) c Brit: a nearby or neighborhood pub

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