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

How to pronounce original?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Tom Jennings:

    I believe [ the SLA ] saw themselves as kind of a modern-day Robin Hood organization where they are literally going to rob from the rich to give to the poor, their original demand was 70 dollars of groceries for every person on welfare in the state of California in 1974. And somebody ran the math and said, ‘ Well, that’s 400 million dollars. ’ Even for someone like Patty Hearst, that’s not an amount he could come up with. He came up with the first $ 2 million and they demanded more … This demand of food for the people, that’s when Patty started to turn in her tapes … It’s in my opinion they were trying to make a point … The point was you’re rich, many people are poor. They deserve to have a decent quality of life. And you’re the one who’s going to pay for that by giving them food.

  2. Helmuth von Moltke the Elder:

    Strategy is a system of makeshifts. Is is more than a science. It is bringing knowledge to bear on practical life, the further elaboration of an original guiding idea under constantly changing circumstances. It is the art of acting under the pressure of the most demanding conditions...That is why general principles, rules derived from them, and systems based on these rules cannot possibly have any value for strategy.

  3. Arthur Koestler:

    The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.

  4. Nathan Raab:

    These original documents remind us of their vision and moral strength of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, a vision which helped shape and mold our country in ways neither could have foreseen. They testify to the power of original history to inspire and remind us of the great figures of the past.

  5. Anil Gupta:

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

Images & Illustrations of 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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