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.)
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
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'national' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #215
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'national' in Written Corpus Frequency: #527
Rank popularity for the word 'national' in Adjectives Frequency: #15
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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