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:

    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)

    To see ourselves as others see us can be eye-opening. To see others as sharing a nature with ourselves is the merest decency. But it is from the far more difficult achievement of seeing ourselves amongst others, as a local example of the forms human life has locally taken, a case among cases, a world among worlds, that the largeness of mind, without which objectivity is self- congratulation and tolerance a sham, comes.
    Clifford Geertz (b. 1926)

    Resorts advertised for waitresses, specifying that they “must appear in short clothes or no engagement.” Below a Gospel Guide column headed, “Where our Local Divines Will Hang Out Tomorrow,” was an account of spirited gun play at the Bon Ton. In Jeff Winney’s California Concert Hall, patrons “bucked the tiger” under the watchful eye of Kitty Crawhurst, popular “lady” gambler.
    —Administration in the State of Colo, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)