What does original mean?

Definitions for original
əˈrɪdʒ ə nlorig·i·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. master, master copy, original(noun)

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

  2. original, archetype, pilot(adj)

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

    "this painting is a copy of the original"

  3. original(adj)

    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. original(adj)

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

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

  5. original(adj)

    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. original(adj)

    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. original(Noun)

    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. original(Noun)

    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. original(Noun)

    An eccentric

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

  4. original(Adjective)

    First in a series or copies/versions

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

  5. original(Adjective)

    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. original(Adjective)

    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. original(Adjective)

    Pioneering

    Parker was one of the original bebop players.

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

  8. original(Adjective)

    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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How to say original in sign language?

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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. Justin Bieber:

    When I was getting started, YouTube provided me a platform and a community where I could share music, experiences and moments with my fans, it feels great to partner with YouTube for this original documentary series. I want my fans to be part of this journey.

  2. Conrad Vernon:

    Greg and I have always been a fan of the Addams Family in past versions, so when we set out to make this movie, we were excited to do something new, with that in mind, I drew from the brilliantly original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons for the look of the film and decided to tell the story of how Gomez and Morticia meet, find their house and start their family. This unique approach is what drew me in to direct the film. The reimagining also extends to the stellar cast we’ve put together who will each bring their own spin to our film that will appeal to longtime fans of the Addams and introduce them to a new generation.

  3. Elizabeth Smart:

    Elizabeth Smart was held captive by Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, for nine months, and the case captivated the nation just months after the 2002 Winter Olympics took place in Salt Lake City. Elizabeth Smart was raped, tethered to trees by steel cables and left without food and water for days at a time. Elizabeth Smart recalled what Elizabeth Smart said to Brian David Mitchell on the night Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped. There finally came a point where I remember stopping Brian David Mitchell and just saying, ‘ If you're just going to rape and kill me, please do it here,' because in my mind I was thinking I want my parents to know what happened to me, I wanted them to find me even if it was just my body, brian David Mitchell had this smile and it was just, it was bone chilling … Brian David Mitchell said, ‘ I'm not going to rape and murder you. Yet,' Elizabeth Smart added. Wanda Barzee was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2010, and Brian David Mitchell is serving two life terms. Elizabeth Smart will talk about how Elizabeth Smart moved past the harrowing incident 15 years later, according to E ! News. The special will air on Nov. 12 and 13 before the Lifetime original movie.

  4. Oliver Butt:

    The original holders of the debt have sold a long time ago...and (those who bought it) have waited and waited and waited, the market has become very thin in recent years, though prices have also steadily gone up.

  5. New Yorkers:

    Related : New language discovered in northern Australia The claim – which Frenkel later acknowledged was little more than a theory - was quickly attacked by other communication experts in Australia. University of Queensland linguistics expert Rob Pensalfini told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the theory was an example of cultural cringe and was absolute rubbish. They say New Yorkers have nasal voices because they have to cut through the noise of the traffic, New Yorkers told the ABC. The original one for Australia was we speak in a slurred and closed-lip way to keep the flies out of their mouths.

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Translations for original

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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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