Definitions for NATIONALˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

na•tion•alˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a nation:

    our national anthem; national affairs.

    Category: Government

  2. peculiar or common to the people of a nation:

    national customs.

    Category: Government

  3. devoted to one's own nation, its interests, etc.; patriotic:

    national pride.

    Category: Government

  4. (n.)a citizen or subject of a particular nation who is entitled to its protection.

    Category: Government

  5. Often, nationals. a national competition, tournament, or the like.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. a national company or organization.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of national:

1590–1600

na′tion•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. national, subject(adj)

    a person who owes allegiance to that nation

    "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"

  2. national(adj)

    of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country

    "national hero"; "national anthem"; "a national landmark"

  3. national(adj)

    limited to or in the interests of a particular nation

    "national interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national policy"

  4. national(adj)

    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"

  5. national(adj)

    owned or maintained for the public by the national government

    "national parks"

  6. 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"

  7. national(adj)

    characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation

    "a national trait"

  8. national(adj)

    of or relating to nationality

    "national origin"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. 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

  2. nationalˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl

    being the responsibility of or owned by the government

    the rising national debt

  3. national(noun)ˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl

    a citizen of a country

    a U.S. national

Wiktionary

  1. national(Noun)

    A citizen of a nation.

    The diplomats were advised not to interact with any foreign nationals except on official duty.

  2. national(Noun)

    A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.

    After winning the regional tournament, the team advanced to the nationals.

  3. national(Adjective)

    Of or having to do with a nation.

  4. national(Adjective)

    Of or having to do with a country (sovereign state).

    Import tariffs were raised for the national interest.

  5. Origin: From nationalis, from natio; see nation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. National(adj)

    of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc

  2. National(adj)

    attached to one's own country or nation

Freebase

  1. National

    National was a brand used by Panasonic Corporation to sell home appliances, personal appliances, and industrial appliances and was the first name used by Konosuke Matsushita's electric firm to sell his battery-powered bicycle lamps, hoping that they would be a product used by all of Japan, hence the name "National". It was arguably the first well-known brand of Japanese electronics. National was formerly the premier brand on most Matsushita products, including audio and video and was often combined as "National Panasonic" after the worldwide success of the Panasonic name. After 1980 in Europe, and after 1988 in Australia and New Zealand, Matsushita ceased the usage of "National", and sold audiovisual products exclusively under the Panasonic and Technics nameplates. Perhaps due to trademark issues, Matsushita never officially used the National name in the United States, except for early imported products, but rice cookers bearing the National name, imported from Japan, can be found at many ethnic Asian markets in the United States. National is well known throughout Asia as a reputable manufacturer of domestic appliances, such as rice cookers and electric fans. In 2004, the "National" brand was gradually phased out in Asia, the last market it was used in, with most products being rebadged under the "Panasonic" brand due to trademark restrictions with other companies worldwide containing "National" in their name and Matsushita's desire to unify their businesses under the Panasonic name for greater recognition.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NATIONAL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #215

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NATIONAL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #527

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NATIONAL' in Adjectives Frequency: #15


Translations for NATIONAL

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

national(adjective)

of or belonging to a particular nation

national government; national pride.

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