Definitions for NATIONALˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
na•tion•alˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl(adj.)
of, pertaining to, or belonging to a nation:
our national anthem; national affairs.
peculiar or common to the people of a nation:
devoted to one's own nation, its interests, etc.; patriotic:
(n.)a citizen or subject of a particular nation who is entitled to its protection.
Often, nationals. a national competition, tournament, or the like.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a national company or organization.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of national:
a person who owes allegiance to that nation
"a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
"national hero"; "national anthem"; "a national landmark"
limited to or in the interests of a particular nation
"national interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national policy"
concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country
"the national government"; "national elections"; "of national concern"; "the national highway system"; "national forests"
owned or maintained for the public by the national government
home(a), interior(a), internal, national(adj)
inside the country
"the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"
characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation
"a national trait"
of or relating to nationality
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
national(adjective)ˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl
relating to a nation, often in contrast to the larger world or a smaller part of the nation
national pride; the national anthem; a story on the national news; students performing better than the national average
nationalˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl
being the responsibility of or owned by the government
the rising national debt
national(noun)ˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl
a citizen of a country
a U.S. national
A citizen of a nation.
The diplomats were advised not to interact with any foreign nationals except on official duty.
A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.
After winning the regional tournament, the team advanced to the nationals.
Of or having to do with a nation.
Of or having to do with a country (sovereign state).
Import tariffs were raised for the national interest.
Origin: From nationalis, from natio; see nation.
of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc
attached to one's own country or nation
Translations for NATIONAL
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of or belonging to a particular nation
national government; national pride.
- قَومي، وَطَنيArabic
- nacionalPortuguese (BR)
- National-..., Staats-...German
- narodni, nacionalanCroatian
- nemzeti, országosHungarian
- šalies, valstybinis, tautinis, nacionalinisLithuanian
- nacionāls; valsts-; tautas-Latvian
- nasjonal(-), folke-Norwegian
- ملى،اړوند په خلكوPashto
- naroden; nacionalenSlovenian
- nationell, national-Swedish
- ulusal, milliTurkish
- 國家的Chinese (Trad.)
- thuộc về quốc gia, dân tộcVietnamese
- 国家的Chinese (Simp.)
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