(noun, adjective)


1. relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area

- local taxes

- local authorities

2. of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood

- local customs

- local schools

- the local citizens

3. affecting only a restricted part or area of the body

- local anesthesia

Similar word(s): localised, localized, topical

Sentences with local as an adjective:

- We prefer local produce.

- The patient didn't want to be sedated, so we applied only local anesthesia.

- Hawaiian Pidgin is spoken by the local population.


1. public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops

- the local seemed to take forever to get to New York

Definition categories: man–made

2. anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body

Definition categories: man–made, anaesthetic, anesthetic

Sentences with local as a noun:

- It's easy to tell the locals from the tourists.

- I'm in the TWU, too. Local 6.

- The expresses skipped my station, so I had to take a local.

- I got barred from my local, so I've started going all the way into town for a drink.

- Functional programming languages usually don't allow changing the immediate value of locals once they've been initialized, unless they're explicitly marked as being mutable.