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adjective

  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. Medicine/Medical. (of anesthesia or an anesthetic) affecting only a particular part or area of the body, without concomitant loss of consciousness, as distinguished from general anesthesia.

noun

  1. a local train, bus, etc.
  2. a newspaper item of local interest.
  3. a local branch of a union, fraternity, etc.
  4. a local anesthetic.
  5. Often locals.
    1. a local person or resident: primarily of interest to locals.
    2. a local athletic team: the locals versus the state champions.
  6. stamp(def 22).
  7. British Informal. a neighborhood pub.

verb (used without object)

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

adjective

  1. characteristic of or associated with a particular locality or area
  2. of, concerned with, or relating to a particular place or point in space
  3. med of, affecting, or confined to a limited area or partCompare general (def. 10), systemic (def. 2)
  4. (of a train, bus, etc) stopping at all stations or stops

noun

  1. a train, bus, etc, that stops at all stations or stops
  2. an inhabitant of a specified locality
  3. British informal a pub close to one’s home or place of work
  4. med short for local anaesthetic
  5. US and Canadian an item of local interest in a newspaper
  6. US and Canadian a local or regional branch of an association
  7. Canadian a telephone extension

adj.“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. n.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. adj.

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

n.

  1. Local anesthesia.

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