Antonyms for local

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : loh-kuh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈloʊ kəl

Definition of local

Origin :
  • "pertaining to position," late 14c. (originally medical, "confined to a particular part of the body"), from Old French local (13c.) and directly from Late Latin localis "pertaining to a place," from Latin locus "place" (see locus). The meaning "limited to a particular place" is from c.1500. Local color is from 1721, originally a term in painting; meaning "anything picturesque" is from c.1900.
  • adj of a community, restricted to immediate area
  • noun person deeply rooted in community
Example sentences :
  • He took a cab and was driven to the local branch of his favourite temple of chance.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He rented a car at a local garage, and drove himself out into the country.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The local preacher knelt on the platform, and offered up a prayer.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • I know it is said that this means the classification of local preachers.
  • Extract from : « Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7. » by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • True child of Alsace, he revelled in local folklore and legend.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • She has to do that occasionally, between the local helps, who are all we can get in the winter.
  • Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells
  • The treasuries of local speech were all too poor to clothe so wild a venture.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • Local tradition has often led the way to important discoveries.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • On the first head of local advantages and special selection.
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • Subsequently he was the landlord of one of the local taverns.
  • Extract from : « The Bay State Monthly, Vol. 1, Issue 1. » by Various

Synonyms for local

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