- 1Relating or restricted to a particular area or one’s neighbourhood: researching local history the local post officeMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1Denoting a telephone call made to a nearby place and charged at a relatively low rate.More example sentences
- 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.
- 1.2Denoting a train or bus serving a particular district, with frequent stops: the village has an excellent local bus serviceMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2(In technical use) relating to a particular region or part, or to each of any number of these: a local infection migration can regulate the local density of animals
- 2.1 Computing Denoting a variable or other entity that is only available for use in one part of a program.More example sentences
- It looks for local keys, not over the Internet, and that's very much the point.
- 2.2 Computing Denoting a device that can be accessed without the use of a network. Compare with remote.More example sentences
- 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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- 1.1An inhabitant of a particular area or neighbourhood: the street was full of locals and touristsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.2British • informal A pub convenient to a person’s home: a pint in the localMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.3A local train or bus service: catch the local into New DelhiMore example sentences
- Everyone going to intermediate stops had to get off there and switch to the next local.
- 1.4North American A local branch of an organization, especially a trade union.More example sentences
- 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.
- 1.5 • Stock Exchange slang A floor trader who trades on their own account, rather than on behalf of other investors.More example sentences
- The opening of B share trading to locals in February freed $75 billion for stock investment and sent prices surging.
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- 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.
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- 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.
late Middle English: from late Latin localis, from Latin locus 'place'.