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, 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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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. Johann von Goethe:

    The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new, but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before.

  2. Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson:

    We want to serve the same food you get at our full-service fine-dining pizza restaurant for less money, a margherita pizza made with great ingredients at the original pizzeria is $13. We can serve the same pizza for $5.50. It is fast food with an extraordinary dining experience.

  3. Michelle Christensen:

    We tried to keep the purity of the original NSX.

  4. AiR:

    The reason why we all seek Happiness is because our original state is Ananda - Unconditional, Unlimited Joy. We have lost that state and we are seeking to get back there.

  5. Orison Swett Marden:

    Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.

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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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