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local

lo·cal

local

 
pronunciation:
lo kl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with a particular place such as a neighborhood or town.
They called the local police for help.
antonyms:
global, worldwide
similar words:
municipal, native, parochial, provincial, regional
definition 2: making repeated stops.
It took longer to get here because we rode the local train.
definition 3: having to do with a certain area in the body.
The doctor gave me a local anesthetic before he treated my broken finger.
antonyms:
general
similar words:
limited
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a local vehicle of transport such as a bus.
To get there you have to ride the local, because the express will skip that stop.
antonyms:
express
definition 2: one who lives in the local area.
The locals don't trust people who are just passing through town.
antonyms:
outsider, stranger
similar words:
native, neighbor
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Word Parts
The word local contains the following part:
loc Latin root that means place