- a place, spot, or district, with or without reference to things or persons in it or to occurrences there: They moved to another locality.
- the state or fact of being local or having a location: the locality that every material object must have.
Origin of locality
Related Words for localityparish, region, zone, district, status, domain, neighborhood, habitat, entourage, locale, ambiance, scene, milieu, hood, area, vicinity, zoo, surroundings, setting, location
Examples from the Web for locality
Contemporary Examples of locality
He adds that liberty-as-means must observe limits, including a right to exit any locality.David's Book Club: Uncontrolled
May 12, 2012
Historical Examples of locality
Wagons halted in front of the locality, and were soon piled with spectators.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Simultaneously he received a vivid mental photograph of the locality.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Mr. Cruncher was so bewildered that he could think of no locality but Temple Bar.A Tale of Two Cities
But then, the District Nurse was "always afraid" in that locality.Gloria and Treeless Street
Annie Hamilton Donnell
It had been years since he visited this locality, and the changes were many.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
- a neighbourhood or area
- the site or scene of an event
- the fact or condition of having a location or position in space
Word Origin and History for locality
1620s, "fact of having a place," from French localité, from Late Latin localitatem (nominative localitas) "locality," from localis "belonging to a place" (see local). Meaning "a place or district" is from 1830.