|1.||[ adjective ] (government) 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"
|Related terms:||national district community|
|2.||[ adjective ] (government) having subordinate authority or serving the needs of a limited district|
"the local office" "local branches of the library"
|3.||[ adjective ] grown or originating in a particular place|
"stands selling homegrown fruits and vegetables"
|4.||[ adjective ] 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"
|5.||[ noun ] (transportation) 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"
|Related terms:||express public_transport|
|6.||[ adjective ] having a definite spatial form and location|
"a local heaven and hell" "give to airy nothings a local habitation and a name"- Shakespeare
|7.||[ adjective ] making all stops on its run|
"a local train or bus"
|8.||[ adjective ] (medicine) affecting only a restricted part or area of the body|
|Related terms:||general medicine topical localised localized|
|9.||[ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) anesthetic that numbs a local area of the body|
|Synonyms:||local_anaesthetic topical_anesthetic topical_anaesthetic local_anesthetic|
|Related terms:||anesthetic benzocaine procaine butacaine ethyl_chloride lidocaine antipruritic tetracaine anesthyl|