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     ( local authorities    plural  ) A local authority is an organization that is officially responsible for all the public services and facilities in a particular area.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use local government     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
local     ( locals    plural  )
1       adj   Local means existing in or belonging to the area where you live, or to the area that you are talking about.  
ADJ n  
We'd better check on the match in the local paper..., Some local residents joined the students' protest..., I was going to pop up to the local library.     
      The locals are local people., n-count   usu pl, oft the N  
That's what the locals call the place.     
  locally      adv   ADV after v, ADV -ed  
We've got cards which are drawn and printed and designed by someone locally.     
2       adj   Local government is elected by people in one area of a country and controls aspects such as education, housing, and transport within that area.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: national)    Education comprises two-thirds of all local council spending.     
3       n-count   Your local is a pub which is near where you live and where you often go for a drink.  
INFORMAL   usu sing, usu poss N  
The Black Horse is my local.     
4       adj   A local anaesthetic or condition affects only a small area of your body.     (MEDICAL)  

local area network        ( local area networks    plural  ) A local area network is a group of personal computers and associated equipment that are linked by cable, for example in an office building, and that share a communications line. The abbreviation LAN is also used.     (COMPUTING)      n-count  
Users can easily move files between PCs connected by local area networks or the internet.     
local authority        ( local authorities    plural  ) A local authority is an organization that is officially responsible for all the public services and facilities in a particular area.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use local government     
local colour     
in AM, use local color     
Local colour is used to refer to customs, traditions, dress, and other things which give a place or period of history its own particular character.      n-uncount  
The fishing boat harbour was usually bustling with lots of local colour.     
local government        ( local governments    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Local government is the system of electing representatives to be responsible for the administration of public services and facilities in a particular area.  
2       n-count   A local government is the same as a local authority.  
local time     
Local time is the official time in a particular region or country.      n-uncount  
It was around 10.15 pm local time, 3.15 am at home.     

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  




1    community, district, neighbourhood, parish, provincial, regional  
2    confined, limited, narrow, parish pump, parochial, provincial, restricted, small-town  
3    character     (informal)   inhabitant, local yokel     (disparaging)   native, resident  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
to localize a website is to translate it in the local language of the ones who will read it.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
A virtual institution in cyberspace with authority to adjudicate the cyber disputes or claims
[Leg.];[Tech.] a virtual institution for providing justice for online disputes
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
Opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England i.e.the English branch of the Western Christian Church, which combines Catholic and Protestant traditions, rejects the Pope’s authority, and has the monarch as its titular head
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