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local

[ loh-kuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF local

Synonyms for local

  • provincial
  • regional
  • district
  • limited
  • narrow
  • neighborhood
  • parish
  • sectarian
  • sectional
  • territorial
  • town
  • vernacular
  • bounded
  • civic
  • confined
  • divisional
  • geographical
  • insular
  • legendary
  • parochial
  • small-town
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Antonyms for local

  • broad
  • broad-minded
  • liberal
  • unrestricted
  • foreign
  • nonnative
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOCAL

He took a cab and was driven to the local branch of his favourite temple of chance.

He rented a car at a local garage, and drove himself out into the country.

The local preacher knelt on the platform, and offered up a prayer.

I know it is said that this means the classification of local preachers.

True child of Alsace, he revelled in local folklore and legend.

She has to do that occasionally, between the local helps, who are all we can get in the winter.

The treasuries of local speech were all too poor to clothe so wild a venture.

Local tradition has often led the way to important discoveries.

On the first head of local advantages and special selection.

Subsequently he was the landlord of one of the local taverns.

WORD ORIGIN

"pertaining to position," late 14c. (originally medical, "confined to a particular part of the body"), from Old French local (13c.) and directly from Late Latin localis "pertaining to a place," from Latin locus "place" (see locus). The meaning "limited to a particular place" is from c.1500. Local color is from 1721, originally a term in painting; meaning "anything picturesque" is from c.1900.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LOCAL

autochthonal

adjectiveindigenous
  • aboriginal
  • autochthonic
  • autochthonous
  • domestic
  • endemic
  • local
  • native

characteristic

adjectivetypical; distinguishing
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