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"

Related terms: central
3. [ adjective ] grown or originating in a particular place
Synonyms: homegrown

"stands selling homegrown fruits and vegetables"

Related terms: native
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"

Related terms: vicinity
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

Related terms: location
7. [ adjective ] making all stops on its run

"a local train or bus"

Related terms: express
8. [ adjective ] (medicine) affecting only a restricted part or area of the body

"local anesthesia"

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
Similar spelling:   locale