L l


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [loh-kuh l]
    • /ˈloʊ kəl/
    • /ˈləʊkl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [loh-kuh l]
    • /ˈloʊ kəl/

Definitions of local word

  • abbreviation LOCAL low-cal. 1
  • noun local a local train, bus, etc. 1
  • noun local a newspaper item of local interest. 1
  • noun local a local branch of a union, fraternity, etc. 1
  • noun local a local anesthetic. 1
  • noun local Often, locals. a local person or resident: primarily of interest to locals. a local athletic team: the locals versus the state champions. 1

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Origin of local

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
First recorded in 1400-50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word locālis. See locus, -al1

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Parts of speech for Local


local popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

local usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for local

noun local

  • resident — a person who resides in a place.
  • inhabitant — a person or animal that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident.
  • character — The character of a person or place consists of all the qualities they have that make them distinct from other people or places.
  • native — being the place or environment in which a person was born or a thing came into being: one's native land.
  • citizen — Someone who is a citizen of a particular country is legally accepted as belonging to that country.

adjective local

  • homeLord, Douglas-Home.
  • neighboring — situated or living near another: one of our neighbor nations.
  • neighborhood — the area or region around or near some place or thing; vicinity: the kids of the neighborhood; located in the neighborhood of Jackson and Vine streets.
  • neighbourhood — Standard spelling of neighborhood.
  • community — The community is all the people who live in a particular area or place.

Antonyms for local

noun local

  • alien — Alien means belonging to a different country, race, or group, usually one you do not like or are frightened of.
  • foreigner — a person not native to or naturalized in the country or jurisdiction under consideration; alien.
  • nonnative — of or relating to a language that is not the first language acquired by a person: It is harder to communicate in your nonnative language.
  • stranger — French L'Étranger. a novel (1942) by Albert Camus.

adjective local

  • national — of, relating to, or maintained by a nation as an organized whole or independent political unit: national affairs.
  • foreign — of, relating to, or derived from another country or nation; not native: foreign cars.
  • broad — Something that is broad is wide.
  • broad-minded — If you describe someone as broad-minded, you approve of them because they are willing to accept types of behaviour which other people consider immoral.
  • liberal — favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.

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