- 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
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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.