- a local person or resident: primarily of interest to locals.
- a local athletic team: the locals versus the state champions.
verb (used without object)
- loc. cit.,
- loc. primo cit.,
- local anaesthetic,
- local anaphylaxis,
- local anesthesia,
- local anesthetic,
- local area network
Origin of local
Examples from the Web for local
Although he brings a Western spin to things, he seems equally inspired by the local sense of style.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The young men were at one point, according to eyewitnesses, apprehended by local police officers.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Lennon casually told some DC friends about it and found there was local interest in establishing Dinner Parties.
Speaking to a local radio station today Antonella Ramelli said the video gives her hope.Jihadis Release New Year’s Eve Video of Italian Female Hostages|Jamie Dettmer, Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Nor are we told that she lost her job at a local nursing home after she tried to register to vote in 1964.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Local residents should at least be grateful for this little friendly warning.
Still, there is a local feeling against them, as the representatives of bad government in a sorely-troubled colony.Cuba Past and Present|Richard Davey
Two of them began to fight, and the local preacher heard the thud of heavy blows.The Romance of the Coast|James Runciman
The Mary-Anne societies are not strong enough for the situation—too local; he listens to them, but he has given no pledge.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
These are matters, it is true, rather of local than of general interest.Owen Glyndwr and the Last Struggle for Welsh Independence|Arthur Granville Bradley
Word Origin for local
"pertaining to position," late 14c. (originally medical, "confined to a particular part of the body"), from Old French local (13c.) and directly from Late Latin localis "pertaining to a place," from Latin locus "place" (see locus). The meaning "limited to a particular place" is from c.1500. Local color is from 1721, originally a term in painting; meaning "anything picturesque" is from c.1900.
early 15c., "a medicament applied to a particular part of the body," from local (adj.). Meaning "inhabitant of a particular locality" is from 1825. The meaning "a local train" is from 1879; "local branch of a trade union" is from 1888; "neighborhood pub" is from 1934.