- From or in a nearby location.
- We prefer local produce.
- (computing, of a variable or identifier) Having limited scope (either lexical or dynamic); only being accessible within a certain portion of a program.
- (mathematics, not comparable, of a condition or state) Applying to each point in a space rather than the space as a whole.
- (medicine) Of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism.
- The patient didn't want to be sedated, so we applied only local anesthesia.
- Descended from an indigenous population.
- Hawaiian Pidgin is spoken by the local population.
- (medicine) topical
- Portuguese: local
- Russian: лока́льный
local (plural locals)
- A person who lives near a given place.
- It's easy to tell the locals from the tourists.
- A branch of a nationwide organization such as a trade union.
- I'm in the TWU, too. Local 6.
- (rail transport, chiefly, US) A train that stops at all, or almost all, stations between its origin and destination, including very small ones.
- The expresses skipped my station, so I had to take a local.
- (British) One's nearest or regularly frequented public house or bar.
- I got barred from my local, so I've started going all the way into town for a drink.
- (programming) A locally scoped identifier.
- Functional programming languages usually don't allow changing the immediate value of locals once they've been initialized, unless they're explicitly marked as being mutable.
- (US, slang, journalism) An item of news relating to the place where the newspaper is published.
- (colloquial, medicine) Clipping of local anesthetic#English|local anesthetic.
- 1989, Road House, 39:59:
- Well, Mr. Dalton, you may add nine staples to your dossier of thirty‐one broken bones, two bullet wounds, nine puncture wounds and four steel screws. That’s an estimate, of course. I’ll give you a local.
- (rail transport) stopper
- Italian: locale
- Portuguese: habitante local, morador local
- Russian: ме́стный
- Spanish: vecino, vecina, lugareño
- French: section
- German: Stammkneipe