Definition of locale noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ləʊˈkɑːl//
; NAmE NAmE//loʊˈkæl//
(specialist or formal)
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a place where something happens the employment structure of the two locales The majority of people in this locale work in agriculture. We choose our tour guides mainly on their knowledge of the locale. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French local (noun), respelled to indicate stress on the final syllable; compare with morale.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: locale