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Meaning of LOCAL

Pronunciation:  'lowkul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  anesthetic that numbs a local area of the body
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  (medicine) affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local anesthesia"
  5. [adj]  of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood; "local customs"; "local schools"; "the local citizens"; "a local point of view"; "local outbreaks of flu"; "a local bus line"

LOCAL is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: community, district, local anaesthetic, local anesthetic, localised, localized, topical, topical anaesthetic, topical anesthetic
 Antonyms: express, general, national
 See Also: anaesthetic, anaesthetic agent, anesthetic, anesthetic agent, anesthyl, antipruritic, benzocaine, butacaine, butacaine sulfate, Ethocaine, ethyl aminobenzoate, ethyl chloride, lidocaine, procaine, public transport, tetracaine, Xylocaine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lo"cal\, a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local.
    See {Lieu}, {Locus}.]
    Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite
    region or portion of space; restricted to one place or
    region; as, a local custom.
          Gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name.
    {Local actions} (Law), actions such as must be brought in a
       particular county, where the cause arises; --
       distinguished from transitory actions.
    {Local affection} (Med.), a disease or ailment confined to a
       particular part or organ, and not directly affecting the
    {Local attraction} (Magnetism), an attraction near a compass,
       causing its needle to deviate from its proper direction,
       especially on shipboard.
    {Local battery} (Teleg.), the battery which actuates the
       recording instruments of a telegraphic station, as
       distinguished from the battery furnishing a current for
       the line.
    {Local circuit} (Teleg.), the circuit of the local battery.
    {Local color}.
    (a) (Paint.) The color which belongs to an object, and is not
        caused by accidental influences, as of reflection,
        shadow, etc.
    (b) (Literature) Peculiarities of the place and its
        inhabitants where the scene of an action or story is
    {Local option}, the right or obligation of determining by
       popular vote within certain districts, as in each county,
       city, or town, whether the sale of alcoholic beverages
       within the district shall be allowed.
  2. \Lo"cal\, n.
    1. (Railroad) A train which receives and deposits passengers
       or freight along the line of the road; a train for the
       accommodation of a certain district. [U.S.]
    2. On newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place
       where the paper is published. [U.S.]
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