original

[uh-rij-uh-nl]

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. origanum oil,
  2. origen,
  3. origin,
  4. origin of species, the,
  5. origin story,
  6. original equipment manufacturer,
  7. original gum,
  8. original sin,
  9. originality,
  10. originally

Origin of original

1300–50; Middle English < Latin orīginālis (adj.) and Medieval Latin orīgināle original document (noun use of neuter adj.), equivalent to orīgin- (see origin) + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for original

original

adjective

of or relating to an origin or beginning
fresh and unusual; novel
able to think of or carry out new ideas or concepts
being that from which a copy, translation, etc, is made

noun

the first and genuine form of something, from which others are derived
a person or thing used as a model in art or literature
a person whose way of thinking is unusual or creative
an unconventional or strange person
the first form or occurrence of something
an archaic word for originatorSee originator
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Word Origin and History for original
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