Definition of local in English:
- Pupils at a Bolton school are set to embark on a fascinating journey of discovery into the history of their local area.
- He said the sub committee would be comprised of local people who knew the local history and area.
- The class ask her to fill in the gaps in the local history of the area, which is not always in the history books.
- How can I log on to local internet providers and pay only local phone charges when I am abroad?
- At the same time, it is moving to expand its local phone service in existing markets.
- The boxes allow Internet access through a television and telephone line, at local call rate.
- A journey with many stops, this is living life local train style, in less than ten seconds.
- Possibly the local train may have observed something which may throw some light upon the matter.
- One of these boys who use the local train for their nefarious activities become the victim of a braggart.
- BT could be ready to cut charges that give rival operators access to its local network.
- The files are on your local computer, and you need to upload them to the Web server.
- This is not a critical risk, as only people on the local machine may logon to this account with a blank password.
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- Many artists choose to live in this portion of town because other artists are already established here and tourists and locals flock to the area to shop.
- He described how she obtained the methamphetamines from the north and he sold the drugs to foreign tourists while she contacted locals in the area.
- That area, which includes the Cowgate, is very popular among drinkers and clubbers on a Saturday night, and it is also a residential area for locals and students.
- Pop down to the local for a pint and a sandwich and it means you're meeting somebody you actually like and the business can go hang.
- And yours truly will either be celebrating like mad or crying into my pint down the local.
- We don't care if you're the type of guy we could have a pint with down the local.
- It boasts two radio stations, a housing corporation, a law office, and affiliate relationships with a host of trade-union locals.
- The trade union local argues that the interests of the staff are prejudiced in this way.
- Referrals may include human resources departments, union locals, government departments, or legal services.
Local is from Latin locus ‘place’. At first used to mean ‘concerned with place or position’, it was applied more specifically to a small area with respect to its inhabitants from the late 17th century. Locals described the inhabitants themselves from the mid 19th century. The same root is found in allocation (Late Middle English) from allocare ‘allot’, dislocate (late 16th century) ‘displace’, locate (early 16th century), locomotive (early 17th century), something that could move its place, and locale (late 18th century). This is from French local, the same as the English word, but with an ‘e’ added to show the change in pronunciation ( compare moral and morale).
- Example sentences
- I shall have to be careful where I put them though as there seems to be a proliferation of cats locally.
- Even in a global era, we live locally and consume goods and services at a local level.
- Most of my driving is done locally, but it is easy for someone not familiar with a particular road to miss a sign.
- Example sentences
- Our research supports the thesis in the draft Communications Bill that localness is one of the most important factors driving local commercial radio.
- ‘I'm afraid we're going to lose this localness,’ he said.
- Elsewhere they play up his localness (regrettably they avoid using the phrase ‘for local people’), and his forty-something youth.
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