What does national mean?

Definitions for national
ˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəlna·tion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. national, subjectadjective

    a person who owes allegiance to that nation

    "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"

  2. nationaladjective

    of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country

    "national hero"; "national anthem"; "a national landmark"

  3. nationaladjective

    limited to or in the interests of a particular nation

    "national interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national policy"

  4. nationaladjective

    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. nationaladjective

    owned or maintained for the public by the national government

    "national parks"

  6. 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"

  7. nationaladjective

    characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation

    "a national trait"

  8. nationaladjective

    of or relating to nationality

    "national origin"

GCIDE

  1. nationalnoun

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

  2. nationalnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. nationalnoun

    A citizen of a nation.

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

  2. nationalnoun

    A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.

    After winning the regional tournament, the team advanced to the nationals.

  3. nationaladjective

    Of or having to do with a nation.

  4. nationaladjective

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

    Import tariffs were raised for the national interest.

  5. Etymology: From nationalis, from natio; see nation.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nationaladjective

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nationaladjective

    of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc

  2. Nationaladjective

    attached to one's own country or nation

  3. 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

Anagrams for national »

  1. nataloin

  2. latonian

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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. Hillary Clinton:

    I think it's pretty clear that whatever they might've thought they were doing, they ended up becoming a partisan arm of the Republican National Committee with an overwhelming focus on trying to -- as they admitted -- drive down my poll numbers, i've already testified about Benghazi. I testified to the best of my ability before the Senate and the House. I don't know that I have very much to add.

  2. Mayor Dilkens:

    Today, Windsor Police national economic crisis at Ambassador Bridge came to an end, border crossings will reopen when it is safe to do so and I defer to police and border agencies to make that determination.

  3. Ho Sau Mei:

    One good thing about mahjong is that it has a history, mahjong is the national essence.

  4. Eric Adams:

    We're facing a problem that is hitting our entire nation right now and that is why this is a national response, we need a national response to this issue.

  5. Mika Brzezinski:

    Watching a wife and mother be humiliated on national television for her looks is deplorable. I have experienced insults about my appearance from the president. All women have a duty to unite when these attacks happen and the WHCA owes Sarah an apology.

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