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
You're 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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Original' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #904
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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
Examples of Original in a Sentence
Each window and entrance portal, arches and columns, railings and jaali screens (latticed window patterns), turrets and walls ... everything had to be fully in sync with the original fort, we were very careful in not making a 'palace' and, instead, let it reverberate the story of the fort.
At this time, they just want contact through the original channels, this is such a fluid situation, going hour to hour.
The characters drive a lot of the interest in Alice, a lot of people have absorbed Alice through films, through toys and through condensed versions but have not necessarily read the original.
We believe in the original position that we took and we stand by that decision. The Attorney General will launch an appeal this morning.
We are in every way trying to go back to original technique and hand the movie back to fans.
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Translations for Original
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- 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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