Local

Local usually refers to something nearby, or in the immediate area.

It may be used in many ways, some of which are related to this general meaning, others which are not:

  • Local, local anesthesia
  • Local, a.k.a. union local or local union
  • Local, a.k.a. public house
  • Local (comic)

In computing:

  • Local variable in programming languages
  • .local, network address component

In a community:

  • Local community
  • Local government
  • Local history
  • Local purchasing

Famous quotes containing the word local:

    The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
    Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
    And as imagination bodies forth
    The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
    Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
    A local habitation and a name.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Wags try to invent new stories to tell about the legislature, and end by telling the old one about the senator who explained his unaccustomed possession of a large roll of bills by saying that someone pushed it over the transom while he slept. The expression “It came over the transom,” to explain any unusual good fortune, is part of local folklore.
    —For the State of Montana, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    The country is fed up with children and their problems. For the first time in history, the differences in outlook between people raising children and those who are not are beginning to assume some political significance. This difference is already a part of the conflicts in local school politics. It may spread to other levels of government. Society has less time for the concerns of those who raise the young or try to teach them.
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century)