What does National mean?

Definitions for National
ˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəlNa·tion·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word National.

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"

GCIDE

  1. national(n.)

    A citizen (of a particular country); as, U. S. nationals are advised to contact their embassy when abroad.

  2. national(n.)

    A country-wide sports competition; for a series of competitions, the plural form is usually used; as, to advance to the nationals.

Wiktionary

  1. national(Noun)

    A citizen of a nation.

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

    Etymology: From nationalis, from natio; see nation.

  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.

    Etymology: From nationalis, from natio; see nation.

  3. national(Adjective)

    Of or having to do with a nation.

    Etymology: From nationalis, from natio; see nation.

  4. national(Adjective)

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

    Import tariffs were raised for the national interest.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. national.]

  2. National(adj)

    attached to one's own country or nation

    Etymology: [Cf. F. national.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. National

    nash′un-al, adj. pertaining to a nation: public: general: attached to one's own country.—n. Nationalisā′tion, the act of nationalising, as of railways, private property, &c.: the state of being nationalised.—v.t. Nat′ionalise, to make national: to make a nation of.—ns. Nat′ionalism; Nat′ionalist, one who strives after national unity or independence, esp. as in Ireland for more or less separation from Great Britain: an advocate of nationalism: National′ity, birth or membership in a particular country: separate existence as a nation: a nation, race of people: national character.—adv. Nat′ionally.—n. Nat′ionalness.—National air, anthem, the popular song by which a people's patriotic feelings are expressed; National Church, the church established by law in a country; National Convention, the sovereign assembly which sat from Sept. 21, 1792, to Oct. 26, 1795, after the abolition of monarchy in France; National debt, money borrowed by the government of a country and not yet paid; National flag, or ensign, the principal flag of a country; National guard, a force which took part in the French Revolution, first formed in 1789.

Editors Contribution

  1. national

    Of or relating to a country.

    The empowerment of people was enshrined in the law of the country.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  
  2. national

    Of or relating to a nation of people.

    The national culture was celebrated throughout the whole island.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce National?

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How to say National in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of National in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of National in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of National in a Sentence

  1. Mike Vigil:

    The National Guard has been key to opening up the doors into Venezuela for Colombian drug trafficking organizations and subversive groups, they have transformed Venezuela into a massive pipeline for cocaine into the United States and Europe.

  2. Joe Biden:

    Now, fearful about Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter reelection, Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter's becoming more unhinged, republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter wants a campaign on Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter terms. Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter imagines that this tactic will allow Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter to pick Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter opponent and face only the candidates Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter thinks Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter can beat.

  3. Republican Congressman Michael Gallagher:

    Given Huawei's relentless drive to dominate the 5G landscape, it is one of the most urgent national security threats facing the free world, all options should be on the table in order to impose maximum pressure.

  4. Cody Lusk:

    The truth stands: imported autos and auto parts are simply not a national security threat, using this spurious claim as justification to force our trading partners into new negotiations will only create more uncertainty for America's entire auto industry.

  5. Stephen Vazquez:

    We enrolled 72 yesterday, she said. Some arrive alone. Each new student costs the district roughly $ 28,000 – an unbudgeted expense of more than $ 70 million, say school officials. It's like adding two elementary schools to our population that we were unable to plan for and project, Pace said. Osceola County is waiting on answers for state and national funding. Even before the storm, Puerto Ricans were fleeing a debt-ridden economy – at the pace of 80,000 a year from an island whose population is just 3.5 million. But now that flight has turned desperate. Half a million Puerto Ricans are expected to come to Florida in the next four years to join the one million already in the state. Mirbelys LaJara and Mirbelys LaJara two daughters are Hurricane Maria victims from Puerto Rico. My children don't have school, don't have work, I don't have nothing, Mirbelys LaJara said. The exodus from Hurricane Maria has added to what already has been in influx of Puerto Ricans in the Orlando area of central Central Florida and students in Orange County district in recent years. And more are expected from the ravaged island, where widespread power outages are continuing and many still lack running water. Here students at Riverdale Elementary School, in Orlando, Central Florida receive supplies. ( Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) Eight weeks after the hurricane, much of Puerto Rico remains without power, internet or phone service. Many also lack running water. Stephen Vazquez grew specialty hot peppers and cilantro. I'm kind of stuck in the air, you know, i produce hydroponically as well so without light, water issues, I can't even really produce. A farmer without light or water who has come to Orlando with two pairs of pants and a shirt. Starting from zero.

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