master, master copy, original(noun)
an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
original, archetype, pilot(adj)
something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
"this painting is a copy of the original"
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"
(of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary
"his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
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"
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"
An object or other creation (e.g. narrative work) from which all later copies and variations are derived
This manuscript is the original
A person with a unique and interesting personality and/or creative talent
Youu2019re an original
First in a series or copies/versions
Tonight we will hear an original work by one of our best composers.
The paper contains a number of original ideas about color perception.
Parker was one of the original bebop players.
Having as its origin
This kind of barbecue is original to North Carolina.
Origin: From original, from original, from originalis, from origo; see origin.
"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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'original' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #904
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'original' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1500
Rank popularity for the word 'original' in Adjectives Frequency: #106
The numerical value of original in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of original in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no original truth, only original error.
The original idea was to meet a bunch of people students could go work with, to have a network of people.
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas. Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and none of the original ideas is sound.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
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Translations for original
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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
- frumeintak, frumrit, orginallIcelandic
- 原物, 原作, 本来, 原文Japanese
- 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
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