- 1belonging to or connected with the particular place or area that you are talking about or with the place where you live a local farmer A local man was accused of the murder. Our children go to the local school. a local newspaper (= one that gives local news) local radio (= a radio station that broadcasts to one area only) decisions made at local rather than national level It was difficult to understand the local dialect.
- 2affecting only one part of the body Her tooth was extracted under local anesthetic. compare general (6)
- NAmE//ˈloʊkəli//adverb to work locally Do you live locally (= in this area)? locally grown fruit
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