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:

    Reporters for tabloid newspapers beat a path to the park entrance each summer when the national convention of nudists is held, but the cult’s requirement that visitors disrobe is an obstacle to complete coverage of nudist news. Local residents interested in the nudist movement but as yet unwilling to affiliate make observations from rowboats in Great Egg Harbor River.
    —For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Back now to autumn, leaving the ended husk
    Of summer that brought them here for Show Saturday
    The men with hunters, dog-breeding wool-defined women,
    Children all saddle-swank, mugfaced middleaged wives
    Glaring at jellies, husbands on leave from the garden
    Watchful as weasels, car-tuning curt-haired sons
    Back now, all of them, to their local lives....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    His farm was “grounds,” and not a farm at all;
    His house among the local sheds and shanties
    Rose like a factor’s at a trading station.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)