[ loh-kuh l ]
/ ˈloʊ kəl /



verb (used without object)

Informal. to travel by or take a local train or the like.

Nearby words

  1. loc.,
  2. loc. cit.,
  3. loc. primo cit.,
  4. loca,
  5. locable,
  6. local anaesthetic,
  7. local anaphylaxis,
  8. local anesthesia,
  9. local anesthetic,
  10. local area network

Origin of local

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word locālis. See locus, -al1

Related forms
Can be confusedlocal locale locality location

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British Dictionary definitions for non-local


/ (ˈləʊkəl) /



Derived Formslocalness, noun

Word Origin for local

C15: via Old French from Late Latin locālis, from Latin locus place, locus

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Word Origin and History for non-local
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Medicine definitions for non-local


[ lōkəl ]


Affecting or confined to a specific part of the body; not general or systemic.


Local anesthesia.

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