Adjective "Local" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating or restricted to a particular area or one's neighbourhood.
  1. 'the local post office'
  2. 'He said the sub committee would be comprised of local people who knew the local history and area.'
  3. 'In particular, the spread of housing in rural areas should be severely restricted to local need.'
  4. 'It is hoped that next year we will do a full breakdown on the history of many local organisations in the area.'
  5. 'The LA website supports the work of local authorities in driving through the education and children's services reform agenda.'
  6. 'And in no way feel constrained if interest or circumstances confine your study to your local area.'
  7. 'Many residents had lived in the surrounding streets before moving into the home which was highly regarded in the local area.'
  8. 'The Park and Ride would also serve the new centre, attracting people from a wider area and boosting the local economy.'
  9. 'One of the major factors in determining the price petrol is sold at in an area is the local competition.'
  10. 'The climb is also interspersed by information from the guide on the history of the bridge, the city and the local area.'
  11. 'This will take place at local neighbourhood level and through area or township committees.'
  12. 'How can I log on to local internet providers and pay only local phone charges when I am abroad?'
  13. 'The boxes allow Internet access through a television and telephone line, at local call rate.'
  14. 'Just try and recall the poor people you have seen on the streets, in local trains, and in slums.'
  15. 'One of these boys who use the local train for their nefarious activities become the victim of a braggart.'
  16. 'We travelled to Goregaon in a local train and took a rick back to suku's place.'
  17. 'Domestic services in Kent will also benefit from the link with local trains using part of it from 2007.'
(in technical use) relating to a particular region or part, or to each of any number of these.
  1. 'migration can regulate the local density of animals'
  2. 'It looks for local keys, not over the Internet, and that's very much the point.'
  3. 'Set up a node on your local machine and use some test files to insert and request.'
  4. 'This is not a critical risk, as only people on the local machine may logon to this account with a blank password.'


An inhabitant of a particular area or neighbourhood.
  1. 'In this article we feature just one of these areas where locals are beavering away with the intention of making the place where they live a much more attractive place to live in.'
  2. 'We do detect some sort of orchestrated opposition by incomers to the area, but locals don't seem to be bothered.'
  3. 'In many residential areas of Baghdad yesterday locals had set up private roadblocks, fearful that an outbreak of major violence today could trigger looting.'
  4. 'This area is where the locals party on holidays.'
  5. 'It's average fare in an above average setting where you'll find a mix of tourists, locals and visitors from all over the Bay area enjoying some food.'
  6. 'While the sun was conspicuous by its absence the weather was still pleasant and tourists as well as locals took full advantage of it.'
  7. 'Collected by the author himself from the stories passed down by word of mouth from the locals living in the areas where the burnings occurred.'
  8. 'Experts advise sticking to areas where locals also buy property.'
  9. 'Visitors to the area and locals alike on that day were not treated very respectfully and who knows how it will effect visitors repeating visits to the area in the future.'
  10. 'Every evening the road was full of locals and tourists strolling along, enjoying the atmosphere and the shops which shut during the afternoon but stay open late in the evening.'
  11. 'a pint in the local'
  12. 'And yours truly will either be celebrating like mad or crying into my pint down the local.'
  13. 'We don't care if you're the type of guy we could have a pint with down the local.'
  14. 'Everyone going to intermediate stops had to get off there and switch to the next local.'
  15. 'Such practices prevail, not only in many union locals, but in virtually all international unions.'
  16. 'Referrals may include human resources departments, union locals, government departments, or legal services.'
  17. 'The trade union local argues that the interests of the staff are prejudiced in this way.'


1. pertaining to or characterized by place or position in space; spatial.

2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or restricted to a particular place or particular places: a local custom.

3. pertaining to a city, town, or small district rather than an entire state or country: local transportation.

4. stopping at most or all stations: a local train.

5. pertaining to or affecting a particular part or particular parts, as of a physical system or organism: a local disease. 6

More examples(as adjective)

"areas can be local on people."

"witches can be local to areas."

"surnames can be local in origins."

"schemes can be local in natures."

"potteries can be local to cities."

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Late Middle English: from late Latin localis, from Latin locus ‘place’.