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o·rig·i·nal

 (ə-rĭj′ə-nəl)
adj.
1. Preceding all others in time; first: Who played the original Dracula?
2.
a. Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual: an original play, not an adaptation.
b. Showing a marked departure from previous practice; new: a truly original approach. See Synonyms at new.
3. Productive of new things or new ideas; inventive: an original mind.
4. Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
n.
1. A first form or model from which others are made or developed: Later versions of the car retained key features of the original.
2.
a. An authentic work of art: bought an original, not a print.
b. A work that has been composed firsthand or used to make a copy, reproduction, or translation: kept the original but sent a photocopy to his publisher.
3.
a. A person with a creative or unusual personality.
b. A person who is appealingly odd or curious; a character.
4. Archaic The source from which something arises; an originator.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin orīginālis, from orīgō, orīgin-, source; see origin.]

original

(əˈrɪdʒɪnəl)
adj
1. of or relating to an origin or beginning
2. fresh and unusual; novel
3. able to think of or carry out new ideas or concepts
4. being that from which a copy, translation, etc, is made
n
5. the first and genuine form of something, from which others are derived
6. a person or thing used as a model in art or literature
7. a person whose way of thinking is unusual or creative
8. an unconventional or strange person
9. the first form or occurrence of something
10. an archaic word for originator. See originator

o•rig•i•nal

(əˈrɪdʒ ə nl)

adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the origin or beginning of something.
2. arising or proceeding independently; inventive; novel: an original idea.
3. capable of or given to thinking or acting in an independent, creative, or individual manner: an original thinker.
4. created, undertaken, or presented for the first time: the original performance of a play.
5. being that from which a copy, translation, or the like is made.
n.
6. a primary form or type from which varieties are derived.
7. an original work, document, or the like, as opposed to a copy or imitation.
8. the person or thing represented by a picture, description, etc.
9. a person whose ways of thinking or acting are original.
10. Archaic. an eccentric person.
11. Archaic. a source of being; an author or originator.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.original - an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be madeoriginal - an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
2.original - something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies; "this painting is a copy of the original"
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
Adj.1.original - 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"
first - preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"
2.original - (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary; "his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
primary - of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"
3.original - 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"
unconventional - not conforming to accepted rules or standards; "her unconventional dress and hair style"
creative, originative - having the ability or power to create; "a creative imagination"
first - preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"
primary - of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham
4.original - 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"
underived - not derived; primary or simple

original

adjective
1. first, earliest, early, initial, aboriginal, primitive, pristine, primordial, primeval, autochthonous The Dayaks were the original inhabitants of Borneo.
2. initial, first, starting, opening, primary, inaugural, commencing, introductory Let's stick to the original plan.
initial last, latest, final
3. authentic, real, actual, genuine, legitimate, first generation, bona fide, the real McCoy The company specializes in selling original movie posters.
authentic copied, borrowed, reproduced, second-generation
5. creative, inspired, imaginative, artistic, fertile, ingenious, visionary, inventive, resourceful a chef with an original touch and a measure of inspiration
noun
1. prototype, master, pattern Photocopy the form and send the original to your employer.
prototype copy, reproduction, replica, imitation
2. character, eccentric, case (informal), card (informal), nut (slang), flake (slang, chiefly U.S.), anomaly, oddity, oddball (informal), nonconformist, wacko (slang), odd bod (informal), queer fish (Brit. informal), weirdo or weirdie (informal) He's an original, this one, and a good storyteller.
Quotations
"Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met" [Fran Lebowitz Social Studies]

original

adjective
1. Preceding all others in time:
2. Arising from or going to the root or source:
3. Not derived from something else:
5. Not the same as what was previously known or done:
6. Characterized by or productive of new things or new ideas:
noun
1. A first form from which varieties arise or imitations are made:
2. A person who is appealingly odd or curious:
Informal: card, oddball.
Translations
أصْليأصْلي، أوَّليأصْلِيٌّأصيل، جَديد، مُبْتَكَرالأصْل، الشَّكل الأصْلي
původní
originalmodeloprindelig
alkuperäinenalkuperäiskappaleensimmäinenomaperäinenomintakeinen
prvobitan
eredetieredeti: az eredeti modell
frumgerî, frumeintakfrumlegurfyrirmyndupprunalegur
最初の
본래의
origináloriginálny
izvirenizvirnik
originell
ซึ่งเป็นแบบฉบับ
đầu tiên

original

[əˈrɪdʒɪnl]
A. ADJ
1. (= first, earliest) [version, size, colour, owner, intention, idea] → original; [inhabitants] → primero, primitivo
of the original twenty, only twelve remainedde los veinte iniciales, sólo quedaban doce
one of the original membersuno de los primeros miembros
2. (= not copied) [document, painting] → original
an original Picassoun Picasso original
3. (= unusual, creative) [person, idea] → original
he's an original thinkeres un pensador original
he has an original mindtiene una mente original
B. N
1. (= manuscript, painting, document) → original m
he reads Homer in the originallee a Homero en versión original
in the original Frenchen la versión original francesa
2. (= person) he was something of an originalera un tanto original
C. CPD original sin Npecado m original

original

[əˈrɪdʒənəl]
adj
[inhabitants] → originel(le)
(= initial) [plan, forecast] → initial(e)
Our original plan was to go camping → Notre projet initial était d'aller camper.
Of the original twenty, only twelve remained → Sur les vingt du début, seuls douze restaient.
(= earlier) [state] → originel(le); [idea, name] → originel(le)
(= work of art, document, not copied) → original(e)
an original drawing by Michelangelo → un dessin original de Michel-Ange
(= unusual) → original(e)
It's a very original idea → C'est une idée très originale.
n [document, art work] → original m
in the original (language)dans le texte

original

adj
(= first, earliest)ursprünglich; in its original formin seiner ursprünglichen Form; original inhabitants of a countryUreinwohner pleines Landes; original textUrtext m; original version (of book, play)Urfassung f; (of film, song)Originalversion or -fassung f; original editionOriginalausgabe f; in the original Germanim deutschen Originaltext
(= not imitative) paintingoriginal; idea, writer, playoriginell; original researcheigene Forschung; original document (Jur) → Originaldokument nt
(= unconventional, eccentric) character, personoriginell
n
Original nt; (of model)Vorlage f
(= eccentric person)Original nt

original

:
original packaging
original sin
ndie Erbsünde

original

[əˈrɪdʒɪnl]
1. adj (gen) → originale; (inhabitant, form, splendour) → originario/a
2. n (manuscript, painting) → originale m; (garment) → modello originale; (person) → originale m/f
he reads Homer in the original → legge Omero in lingua originale

origin

(ˈoridʒin) noun
the place or point from which anything first comes; the cause. the origin(s) of the English language; the origin of the disagreement.
oˈriginal (əˈri-) adjective
1. existing at the beginning; first. This part of the house is new but the rest is original.
2. (able to produce ideas which are) new, fresh or not thought of before. original ideas; He has a very original mind.
3. (of a painting etc) by the artist etc, from which copies may be made. The original painting is in the museum, but there are hundreds of copies.
noun
1. the earliest version. This is the original – all the others are copies.
2. a model from which a painting etc is made. She is the original of the famous portrait.
oˌrigiˈnality (əridʒiˈnӕ-) noun
His writing shows originality.
oˈriginally adverb
originate (əˈridʒineit) verb
to bring or come into being. That style of painting originated in China.
ˈorigins noun plural
a person's place of birth, family background etc. He tried to hide his origins.

original

أصْلِيٌّ původní original ursprünglich πρωτότυπος original alkuperäinen original prvobitan originale 最初の 본래의 oorspronkelijk original oryginalny original оригинальный originell ซึ่งเป็นแบบฉบับ özgün đầu tiên 最初的

original

n. original, prototipo; a. original; primitivo-a.
References in classic literature ?
The above paragraph in the original editions (1726) takes another form, commencing:-"I told him that should I happen to live in a kingdom where lots were in vogue," &c.
In the same way, for instance, the English race-horse and English pointer have apparently both gone on slowly diverging in character from their original stocks, without either having given off any fresh branches or races.
In its centre was a grass-plat, surrounding a ruinous little structure, which showed just enough of its original design to indicate that it had once been a summer-house.
In the original form of publication the Rogue was very favorably received.
The learned reader must have observed that in the course of this mighty work, I have often translated passages out of the best antient authors, without quoting the original, or without taking the least notice of the book from whence they were borrowed.
For fear--that is man's original and fundamental feeling; through fear everything is explained, original sin and original virtue.
Muirhead, in his description of the original programme printed in Erdmann's History of Philosophy under the date 1890.
For seventeen months no one disputed Bell's claim to be the original inventor of the telephone.
And if there was a necessity for confiding the original cognizance of causes arising under those laws to them there would be a correspondent necessity for leaving the door of appeal as wide as possible.
The basis of the translation was necessarily the Latin 'Vulgate' (Common) version, made nine hundred years before from the original Hebrew and Greek by St.
It possessed a motley population, composed of the creole descendants of the original French colonists; the keen traders from the Atlantic States; the backwoodsmen of Kentucky and Tennessee; the Indians and half- breeds of the prairies; together with a singular aquatic race that had grown up from the navigation of the rivers - the "boatmen of the Mississippi;- who possessed habits, manners, and almost a language, peculiarly their own, and strongly technical.
In reference to these gentry, I may here quote a few words from the original preface to this book.

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