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

definition 2: making repeated stops.

  • It took longer to get here because we rode the local train.

antonyms: express

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
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