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. Ben Embarek:

    The possible path from whatever original animal species all the way through to the Huanan market could have taken a very long and convoluted path involving also movements across borders.

  2. Anil Gupta:

    India will have to be original, innovative, to get investors interested this time. We have to prove that we're different.

  3. Ben Robinson:

    Star Trek -- The Original Series : A Celebration.

  4. Takakuni Ikeda:

    It's true that this is quite late compared to the original plan.

  5. Francis Collins:

    People who have immune deficiencies, who did not get a full response to the original pair of doses from Moderna or Pfizer, or the one dose from JJ -- maybe an additional dose might help those people, i wouldn't call that a booster, though.

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Translations for original

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  • أصْلِيّArabic
  • অপূর্বBengali
  • původníCzech
  • oprindeligDanish
  • Original, ur-, Urschrift, ursprünglich, originellGerman
  • αρχικός, πρωτοποριακός, πρωτότυποGreek
  • originalaEsperanto
  • único, originalSpanish
  • اریژینال, اصلیPersian
  • originaali, alkuperäiskappale, originelli, omintakeinen, alkuperäinen, ensimmäinen, omaperäinen, peräisin, tuoreFinnish
  • originel, originalFrench
  • tùsailScottish Gaelic
  • eredetiHungarian
  • orginall, frumrit, frumeintakIcelandic
  • originaleItalian
  • 原物, 原作, 原文, 本来Japanese
  • 최초Korean
  • originalLatin
  • taketakeMāori
  • oorspronkelijk, afkomstig, vernieuwend, origineel, unicumDutch
  • opprinneligNorwegian
  • original, originárioPortuguese
  • первоисточник, оригинальный, первичный, исходный, новый, свежий, исходный текст, своеобразный, оригинал, первоначальныйRussian
  • изворник, nov, нов, свеж, самобитан, izvornik, svež, prvobitni, првобитни, samobitan, original, оригиналSerbo-Croatian
  • förlaga, ursprunglig, original, originell, original-Swedish
  • halisiSwahili
  • அசல்Tamil
  • orijinalTurkish

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