Definition of 'local'
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Example sentences containing 'local'
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Where do you do your local food shop? Times, Sunday Times (2016)His local primary school was at a loss. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The result is beautiful but local people find it very inconvenient. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is where the locals live and drink. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their livestock might be put in charge of one selected local farmer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We had to train the local teams and language was one of the issues. Computing (2010)They are from the local area. The Sun (2016)My tip is to go along to your local shopping centre dressed as a fountain. The Sun (2011)Last month her store arranged for a local school to come in and make bird boxes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The loyalties of the population were in any case regional and local. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994) Often local policy has also been changed as a result. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They emphasise that local people stand to gain far more than they lose. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Served by a brand new bubble lift this is where local slalom clubs practise and race. The Sun (2015)Locals are less concerned than you might suspect. Times, Sunday Times (2007)With the chaps who drink at my local and like to talk about football. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He played guitar in local pubs and clubs before his astonishing success. The Sun (2009)You can look up a local one on the internet or in the phone book. The Sun (2009)The same percentage opted for having a young person from the local area light the flame. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Look at the way he carries himself on the roof of the local train. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She asked for my help to trace a security breach at my local branch. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What are the relationships between local and particular and national and general identities? Television - policy and culture (1990)Cooking for myself is also much more expensive than a visit to my local chicken shop. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Simple restaurant serving regional dishes and local wines. The Wine Roads of France (1989)Local sociological structure often revolved around him. Christianity Today (2000)And a concerned local has stuck a warning notice to the front. The Sun (2012)Bikes can be delivered to the door to explore the rolling countryside or to ride along the river to the local pub. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All meals, local soft drinks and local beers and wines are included. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The local restaurant is called Milan, down an arched alley that must once have belonged to a coaching hostel. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'local'
British English: local /ˈləʊkl/ ADJECTIVE
Local means existing in or belonging to the area where you live, or to the area that you are talking about.
...the local newspaper.
- American English: local
- Arabic: مَحَلِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: local
- Chinese: 当地的
- Croatian: lokalan
- Czech: místní
- Danish: lokal
- Dutch: lokaal
- European Spanish: local
- Finnish: paikallinen
- French: local
- German: örtlich
- Greek: τοπικός
- Italian: locale
- Japanese: 局部の
- Korean: 국소적인
- Norwegian: lokal
- Polish: lokalny
- European Portuguese: local
- Romanian: local
- Russian: местный
- Spanish: local perteneciente al lugar
- Swedish: lokal
- Thai: ประจำท้องถิ่น
- Turkish: yerel
- Ukrainian: місцевий
- Vietnamese: thuộc địa phương
Definition of local from the Collins English Dictionary
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