What does Original mean?

Definitions for Original
əˈrɪdʒ ə nlOrig·i·nal

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. master, master copy, originalnoun

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

  2. original, archetype, pilotadjective

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

    "this painting is a copy of the original"

  3. originaladjective

    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. originaladjective

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

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

  5. originaladjective

    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. originaladjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. originalnoun

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

    This manuscript is the original

    Etymology: From original, from original, from originalis, from origo; see origin.

  2. originalnoun

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

    You're an original

    Etymology: From original, from original, from originalis, from origo; see origin.

  3. originalnoun

    An eccentric

    Etymology: From original, from original, from originalis, from origo; see origin.

  4. originaladjective

    First in a series or copies/versions

    Etymology: From original, from original, from originalis, from origo; see origin.

  5. originaladjective

    Newly created

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

    Etymology: From original, from original, from originalis, from origo; see origin.

  6. originaladjective

    Fresh, different

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

    Etymology: From original, from original, from originalis, from origo; see origin.

  7. originaladjective

    Pioneering

    Parker was one of the original bebop players.

    Etymology: From original, from original, from originalis, from origo; see origin.

  8. originaladjective

    Having as its origin

    This kind of barbecue is original to North Carolina.

    Etymology: From original, from original, from originalis, from origo; see origin.

Freebase

  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Original in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Original in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Original in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Tradition kills originality; you keep repeating the same things in tradition! Behave like the sky; always create new and different things; be original!

  2. Philip G. Hamerton:

    Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author

  3. North Korea:

    The situation on the Korean peninsula and the region is now at a standstill and has reached a critical point where it may return to its original state as the U.S. took a unilateral attitude in bad faith at the recent second DPRK-U.S. summit talks.

  4. Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson:

    We want to serve the same food you get at our full-service fine-dining pizza restaurant for less money, a margherita pizza made with great ingredients at the original pizzeria is $13. We can serve the same pizza for $5.50. It is fast food with an extraordinary dining experience.

  5. Phillip Kingston:

    Not only are ideas getting bolder and more original, but highly sophisticated domestic funds are being established at a dizzying pace. Globally there’s unrivaled scale in China by sovereign entities, high net-worth families and smart diversified Chinese listed corporations, and I expect this to continue right through 2016 and beyond.

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  • أصْلِيّArabic
  • অপূর্বBengali
  • původníCzech
  • oprindeligDanish
  • ursprünglich, originell, ur-, Original, UrschriftGerman
  • αρχικός, πρωτοποριακός, πρωτότυποGreek
  • originalaEsperanto
  • 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
  • originalLatin
  • taketakeMāori
  • oorspronkelijk, afkomstig, unicum, origineel, vernieuwendDutch
  • opprinneligNorwegian
  • 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
  • அசல்Tamil
  • orijinalTurkish

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