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. Michael Fauscette:

    It’s difficult to assess the national security risk or potential for disruption that is presented by the threat of AI-built fake videos.

  2. Anita McBride:

    The value she brings is really understanding how agencies work and the interagency process, and that is a critical element for the national security adviser's office because you're building bridges.

  3. Simon Birmingham:

    I would certainly encourage any colleague or indeed anybody making comments around sensitive foreign policy matters to pose a couple of questions, is the making of those comments in a public way necessary? Is it helpful to Australia's national interests?

  4. Adam Smith:

    That will be one of the chief things that my committee tries to do, is to put into the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) strict restrictions on how money can be used.

  5. David Rinetti:

    The Angels didnt starter Andrew Heaney said. Many of The Angels didnt, including Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin, took a knee for the national anthem while As players Khris Davis and Tony Kemp raised a right fist to the air. Los Angeles opened the season in Oakland for a fourth straight year. TWO DECADES At age 40, Albert Pujols earned Albert Pujols 20th consecutive opening day start in as many years the fifth player to start the opener in 20 straight years. The others : Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Eddie Murray and Frank Robinson. Pete Rose went 0 for 3 with a walk. Pretty spectacular, isnt it ? New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. That puts it all in perspective how great New Angels manager Joe Maddon is, what New Angels manager Joe Maddon career has looked like, just to get 20 opportunities, right, youve got to be good. Weve had a lot of great conversations lately, he and I. Very happy for him and his family. I know its important to him. Hes definitely ready to rock and roll. TRAINERS ROOM Angels : New 3B Anthony Rendon missed the opener with an oblique injury. Hes been progressing, Im encouraged, New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. Athletics : LHP A.J. Puk, on the injured list with a strained shoulder, played catch. General manager David Forst said Puk would go to the clubs alternate site in San Jose when the club hits the road. Puk had cortisone and platelet rich plasma injections Monday. Its going to be at least a couple weeks of just playing catch, manager Bob Melvin said. Were a ways off before we have an update on him. WHAT A FEAT David Rinetti, As vice president of stadium operations, marked David Rinetti 40th opening day with the organization after working David Rinetti first in 1981 as a high school junior. David Rinetti received a 113-page document to get the ballpark ready in two weeks. Its pretty incredible. It was a lot of work.

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