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5 definitions found
 for local
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Local \Lo"cal\, n.
     1. (Railroad) A train which receives and deposits passengers
        or freight along the line of the road; a train for the
        accommodation of a certain district. [U.S.]
  
     2. In newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place
        where the paper is published. [U.S.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A train or bus which stops at all stations along a line,
        as contrasted with an express, which stops only at
        certain stations designated as express stops.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Local \Lo"cal\ (l[=o]"kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf.
     F. local. See Lieu, Locus.]
     Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite
     region or portion of space; restricted to one place or
     region; as, a local custom.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Gives to airy nothing
           A local habitation and a name.           --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Local actions (Law), actions such as must be brought in a
        particular county, where the cause arises; --
        distinguished from transitory actions.
  
     Local affection (Med.), a disease or ailment confined to a
        particular part or organ, and not directly affecting the
        system.
  
     Local attraction (Magnetism), an attraction near a compass,
        causing its needle to deviate from its proper direction,
        especially on shipboard.
  
     Local battery (Teleg.), the battery which actuates the
        recording instruments of a telegraphic station, as
        distinguished from the battery furnishing a current for
        the line.
  
     Local circuit (Teleg.), the circuit of the local battery.
        
  
     Local color.
     (a) (Paint.) The color which belongs to an object, and is not
         caused by accidental influences, as of reflection,
         shadow, etc.
     (b) (Literature) Peculiarities of the place and its
         inhabitants where the scene of an action or story is
         laid.
  
     Local option, the right or obligation of determining by
        popular vote within certain districts, as in each county,
        city, or town, whether the sale of alcoholic beverages
        within the district shall be allowed.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  local
      adj 1: relating to or applicable to or concerned with the
             administration of a city or town or district rather than
             a larger area; "local taxes"; "local authorities" [ant:
             national]
      2: of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality
         or neighborhood; "local customs"; "local schools"; "the local
         citizens"; "a local point of view"; "local outbreaks of flu";
         "a local bus line"
      3: affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local
         anesthesia" [ant: general]
      n 1: public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at
           all stations or stops; "the local seemed to take forever to
           get to New York" [ant: express, limited]
      2: anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body [syn:
         local anesthetic, local anaesthetic, local, topical
         anesthetic, topical anaesthetic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  175 Moby Thesaurus words for "local":
     Amtrak, Pullman, Pullman car, aboriginal, aborigine, adjoining,
     affiliate, alehouse, arm, autochthon, baggage car, baggage train,
     bar, barrel house, barroom, beer garden, beer parlor, bistro,
     blind tiger, boxcar, branch, branch office, cabaret,
     cable railroad, caboose, cafe, car, carriage, chair car, chapter,
     choo-choo, city, close by, coach, coal car, cocktail lounge,
     cog railroad, cog railway, collective bargaining, company union,
     confined, county, covered waggon, craft union, day coach, dialect,
     dialectal, diner, dinghy, dining car, district, dive, division,
     dramshop, drawing room, drinking saloon, earliest inhabitant, el,
     electric, electric train, elevated, express, express train,
     first comer, flat, flatcar, flier, freight, freight train,
     freighter, funicular, geographically limited, gin mill, gondola,
     goods train, groggery, grogshop, honky-tonk, horizontal union,
     idiomatic, indigene, industrial union, insular, interurban,
     labor union, lightning express, limited, local union, local yokel,
     localized, lodge, luggage van, mail car, mail van, metro,
     milk train, monorail, municipal, native, nearby, nightclub,
     of a place, offshoot, organ, organized labor, palace car,
     parliamentary, parliamentary train, parlor car, parochial,
     particular, passenger car, passenger train, peculiar, post,
     pothouse, primitive, primitive settler, provincial, pub, public,
     public house, rack-and-pinion railroad, railroad train,
     railway car, rathskeller, rattler, reefer, refrigerator car,
     regional, resident, restricted, rolling stock, roomette, rumshop,
     saloon, saloon bar, sectarian, shire, shuttle, shuttle train,
     sleeper, small-town, smoker, smoking car, speakeasy, special,
     specific, state, stockcar, streamliner, subway, tank, taproom,
     tavern, tender, topical, town, townsman, townswoman, trade guild,
     trade union, train, truck, tube, underground, union local, van,
     vernacular, vertical union, village, waggon, way train, wine shop,
     wing
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LOCAL. Pertaining to a place; something annexed to the freehold or tied to a 
  certain place; as, local courts, or courts whose jurisdiction is limited to 
  a particular place; local allegiance, or allegiance due while you are in a 
  particular place or country; local taxes, or those which are collected for 
  particular districts. 
  
  

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