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local

adjective uk   /ˈləʊ.kəl/ us    /ˈloʊ-/
B1 from, existing in, serving, or responsible for a small area, especially of a country: a local accent local issues a local newspaper/radio station Most of the local population depend on fishing for their income. Our children all go to the local school. Many local shops will be forced to close if the new supermarket is built.Environments and localities limited to a particular part of the body: a local anaesthetic local swellingThe body

local

noun [C] uk   /ˈləʊ.kəl/ us    /ˈloʊ-/

local noun [C] (PERSON)

C2 a person who lives in the particular small area that you are talking about: The café is popular with both locals and visitors.People who live or settle somewhere

local noun [C] (PUB)

UK a pub near to where a person lives, especially if they often go there to drink: The George is my local.Selling and serving alcoholic drinksPublic entertainment venues

local noun [C] (VEHICLE)

US a train or bus that stops at all or most of the places on its route where passengers can get on or off: the 12.24 local to PoughkeepsieTrains and parts of trainsBuses, trams and coaches

local noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

US a division within a union representing people from a particular areaIndustrial relationsSocieties, clubs and organizations
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