Meaning of LOCAL in English


I. ˈlō-kəl adjective

Etymology: Middle English localle, from Late Latin localis, from Latin locus place — more at stall

Date: 15th century

1. : characterized by or relating to position in space : having a definite spatial form or location


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


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

a local anesthetic

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

II. noun

Date: circa 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. British : a nearby or neighborhood pub

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.