Definitions for originaləˈrɪdʒ ə nl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. master, master copy, original(noun)

    an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made

  2. original, archetype, pilot(adj)

    something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

    "this painting is a copy of the original"

  3. original(adj)

    preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed

    "the original inhabitants of the Americas"; "the book still has its original binding"; "restored the house to its original condition"; "the original performance of the opera"; "the original cast"; "retracted his original statement"

  4. original(adj)

    (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary

    "his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"

  5. original(adj)

    being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of

    "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"

  6. original(adj)

    not derived or copied or translated from something else

    "the play is original; not an adaptation"; "he kept the original copy and gave her only a xerox"; "the translation misses much of the subtlety of the original French"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. original(Noun)

    An object or other creation (e.g. narrative work) from which all later copies and variations are derived

    This manuscript is the original

  2. original(Noun)

    A person with a unique and interesting personality and/or creative talent

    Youu2019re an original

  3. original(Noun)

    An eccentric

  4. original(Adjective)

    First in a series or copies/versions

  5. original(Adjective)

    Newly created

    Tonight we will hear an original work by one of our best composers.

  6. original(Adjective)

    Fresh, different

    The paper contains a number of original ideas about color perception.

  7. original(Adjective)

    Pioneering

    Parker was one of the original bebop players.

  8. original(Adjective)

    Having as its origin

    This kind of barbecue is original to North Carolina.

  9. Origin: From original, from original, from originalis, from origo; see origin.

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  1. Original

    "Original" is a song by Leftfield, released as the sixth single under that name. The song was released on 12" and CD on 13 March 1995. It featured Toni Halliday on vocals. The song gave the group their first appearance on Top of the Pops and reached #18 in the UK charts. The beginning of the song is used often on the UK version of Big Brother.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'original' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #904

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'original' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1500

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'original' in Adjectives Frequency: #106


Translations for original

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  • أصْلِيّArabic
  • অপূর্বBengali
  • původníCzech
  • oprindeligDanish
  • ursprünglich, originell, ur-, Original, UrschriftGerman
  • αρχικός, πρωτοποριακός, πρωτότυποGreek
  • original, únicoSpanish
  • اصلی, اریژینالPersian
  • alkuperäinen, tuore, peräisin, ensimmäinen, omintakeinen, originelli, alkuperäiskappale, originaali, omaperäinenFinnish
  • original, originelFrench
  • tùsailScottish Gaelic
  • eredetiHungarian
  • frumeintak, frumrit, orginallIcelandic
  • originaleItalian
  • 原物, 原作, 本来, 原文Japanese
  • 최초Korean
  • taketakeMāori
  • oorspronkelijk, afkomstig, unicum, origineel, vernieuwendDutch
  • original, originárioPortuguese
  • оригинал, своеобразный, свежий, исходный, первичный, оригинальный, первоисточник, новый, исходный текст, первоначальныйRussian
  • нов, самобитан, izvornik, првобитни, оригинал, samobitan, prvobitni, svež, свеж, original, nov, изворникSerbo-Croatian
  • ursprunglig, förlaga, original, originell, original-Swedish
  • halisiSwahili

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