local local  /ˈloʊ kəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops
  2. (n) anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
  3. (adj) relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area
  4. (adj) of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood
  5. (adj) affecting only a restricted part or area of the body

Usage(s):

  1. Wal-mart offers convenience and low prices, but buying locally produced goods may give you and your neighbors an even bigger payoff.
  2. American studios are getting smarter about selling their shows to foreign audiences, using everything from local music to entirely different local casts.
  3. Until recently, one tenet of enviro-foodie wisdom was that eating ethically meant eating locally.

News

  1. Local punter aims for pros

    A local football prospect is getting a look from NFL teams.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KERO 23 Bakersfield

  2. Local Measure 'Starbucks' Social Index finds Malaysians are the most active on social media; twice as active on social ...

    Local Measure surveys social media conversations at 60 Starbucks stores across Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and USA SINGAPORE, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Malaysians are the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Local financial experts: Beware of overdrafting

    Local financial experts are warning you to keep a closer eye on your bank account. NBC reports a new study reveals on average Americans shell out about $225 a year in overdraft fees.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WGEM Quincy

Quotes

  1. Alito noted that while fully binding on states and cities, the Second Amendment "limits (but by no means eliminates) their ability to devise solutions to social problems that suit local needs and values."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: The Associated Press

  2. "This is local politics," Biden told reporters in brief remarks at the sprawling US military base west of Baghdad known as Camp Victory. "This is not a lot different than any other government."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: The Associated Press

  3. "There's going to be a harmful affect on many local businesses and it's going to be painful for a lot of folks. But I promise you this, things are going to return to normal. This region that has known a lot of hardship will bounce back just like...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

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