Definitions for National
ˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəlna·tion·al
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word 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, nationaladjective
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
A citizen (of a particular country); as, U. S. nationals are advised to contact their embassy when abroad.
A country-wide sports competition; for a series of competitions, the plural form is usually used; as, to advance to the nationals.
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.
Etymology: From nationalis, from natio; see nation.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: national, Fr. from nation.
They in their earthly Canaan plac’d,
Long time shall dwell and prosper: but when sins
National interrupt their public peace. John Milton, P. Lost.
Such a national devotion inspires men with sentiments of religious gratitude, and swells their hearts with joy and exultation. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 49.
The astonishing victories our armies have been crowned with, were in some measure the blessings returned upon that national charity which has been so conspicuous. Addison.
God, in the execution of his judgments, never visits a people with public and general calamities, but where their sins are public and national too. John Rogers, Sermons.
National refers to anything that relates to, is characteristic of, or belongs to an entire nation or country. It involves matters or affairs at a countrywide level, such as national laws, national culture, national identity, national economy, etc. It can also refer to a citizen or subject of a particular country.
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
Etymology: [Cf. F. 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
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.
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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
The numerical value of National in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of National in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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In the recommendation to admit indiscriminately foreign emigrants of every description to the privileges of American citizens on their first entrance into our country, there is an attempt to break down every pale which has been erected for the preservation of a national spirit and a national character; and to let in the most powerful means of perverting and corrupting both the one and the other.
Spending by government currently amounts to about 45 percent of national income. By that test, government owns 45 percent of the means of production that produce the national income. The U.S. is now 45 percent socialist.
Did they go beyond what National Enquirer publisher David Pecker told us about Trump Tower into other areas as well ? who would have been aware of the false testimony that National Enquirer publisher David Pecker was giving ? What other light can National Enquirer publisher David Pecker shed now that National Enquirer publisher David Pecker's cooperating on issues of obstruction of justice or collusion ? What more could National Enquirer publisher David Pecker tell us about the Trump Tower New York meeting or any other issues relevant to Robert Mueller investigation. We think National Enquirer publisher David Pecker has a lot to offer.
In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint.
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- وَطَنيّ, قومي, الوطنيArabic
- народен, националенBulgarian
- nacionalCatalan, Valencian
- national, Staats-German
- nacional, ciudadanoSpanish
- riiklik, rahvuslik, kodanikEstonian
- ملی, ناسیونالPersian
- kansan, kansallinen, kansallis-, kansalainenFinnish
- nationale, nationalFrench
- nàiseantaScottish Gaelic
- nasyonalHaitian Creole
- állami, országos, nemzetiHungarian
- bangsa, kebangsaan, nasionalMalay
- landelijk, nationaalDutch
- nasjonalNorwegian Nynorsk
- krajowy, narodowyPolish
- государственный, национальный, народныйRussian
- državen, narodenSlovene
- medborgare, nationellSwedish
- ulusal, millîTurkish
- Quốc giaVietnamese
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