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Classics are books which, the more we think we know them through hearsay, the more original, unexpected, and innovative we find them when we actually read them.
Italo Calvino

Meaning of "original" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ORIGINAL

original  [əˈrɪdʒɪnəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORIGINAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Original can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ORIGINAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

original

Originality

Originality is the aspect of created or invented works by as being new or novel, and thus can be distinguished from reproductions, clones, forgeries, or derivative works. An original work is one not received from others nor one copied from or based upon the work of others.. It is a work created with a unique style and substance. The term "originality" is often applied as a compliment to the creativity of artists, writers, and thinkers. The idea of originality as we know it was invented by Romanticism, with a notion that is often called romantic originality. The concept of originality is culturally contingent. It became an ideal in Western culture starting from the 18th century. In contrast, at the time of Shakespeare it was common to appreciate more the similarity with an admired classical work, and Shakespeare himself avoided "unnecessary invention".

Definition of original in the English dictionary

The first definition of original in the dictionary is of or relating to an origin or beginning. Other definition of original is fresh and unusual; novel. Original is also able to think of or carry out new ideas or concepts.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORIGINAL


abdominal
æbˈdɒmɪnəl
aboriginal
ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnəl
anal
ˈeɪnəl
cardinal
ˈkɑːdɪnəl
criminal
ˈkrɪmɪnəl
final
ˈfaɪnəl
imaginal
ɪˈmædʒɪnəl
intermarginal
ˌɪntəˈmɑːdʒɪnəl
longitudinal
ˌlɒndʒɪˈtjuːdɪnəl
marginal
ˈmɑːdʒɪnəl
medicinal
mɛˈdɪsɪnəl
nominal
ˈnɒmɪnəl
paginal
ˈpædʒɪnəl
sentinel
ˈsɛntɪnəl
subimaginal
ˌsʌbɪˈmædʒɪnəl
submarginal
sʌbˈmɑːdʒɪnəl
terminal
ˈtɜːmɪnəl
unoriginal
ˌʌnəˈrɪdʒɪnəl
vaginal
vəˈdʒaɪnəl
virginal
ˈvɜːdʒɪnəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORIGINAL

orifice meter
orificial
oriflamme
orig.
origami
origan
origanum
Origen
origin
original sin
originalities
originality
originally
originate
origination
origination fee
originative
originatively
originator
origins

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORIGINAL

anginal
Cup Final
doctrinal
gastrointestinal
grand final
intestinal
libidinal
matinal
oil terminal
ordinal
quarterfinal
reginal
retinal
semifinal
seminal
subliminal
the Cup Final
transvaginal
urinal
vulvovaginal

Synonyms and antonyms of original in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ORIGINAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «original» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of original

Translation of «original» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORIGINAL

Find out the translation of original to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of original from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «original» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

最初的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

original
570 millions of speakers

English

original
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मूल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أصْلِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оригинальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

original
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মূল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

original
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Asal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ursprünglich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

最初の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

본래의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Asli
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đầu tiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அசல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मूळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

orijinal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

originale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oryginalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

початковий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

inițial
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρωτότυπος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oorspronklike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

originell
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

original
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of original

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORIGINAL»

The term «original» is very widely used and occupies the 593 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORIGINAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «original» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «original» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about original

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10 QUOTES WITH «ORIGINAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word original.
1
Aaliyah
I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.
2
Ian Axel
Producers on Broadway approached us with an original script after relaunching ourselves as 'A Great Big World,' and wanted us to write the music. They asked us to make the music we would sing if we could, and so we can go a little crazier. We refer to it as 'our music on steroids.'
3
Gaston Bachelard
There is no original truth, only original error.
4
Birdy
I think it was when I was 12 when I entered a singing competition. I sang my own original song for an audience of 1,000 people.
5
Cyrus Broacha
That is the problem with comedy in India. Spoofing sells. Come up with original comedy about the hilarious nation we are, with funny accents and odd rituals, and we get into trouble.
6
Italo Calvino
Classics are books which, the more we think we know them through hearsay, the more original, unexpected, and innovative we find them when we actually read them.
7
Mark Canton
To be honest, I found the 3D in 'Avatar' to be inconsistent and while ground breaking in many respects, sometimes I thought it overwhelmed the storytelling. Technology aside, I wish 'Avatar' had been more original in its storytelling.
8
Sri Chinmoy
Mysticism, poor mysticism! When it is underestimated and oversimplified, it comes down from its original sphere and stands beside religion.
9
Adam Clarke
If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles and followers of Jesus Christ, trusting not in man but in the living God, he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan, and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands.
10
Ernest Cline
I don't know if the '80s were unique, but we certainly got original, groundbreaking stuff at the time with movies like 'Back to the Future' and 'Star Wars' - movies that became classics.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORIGINAL»

Discover the use of original in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to original and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a ...
Original Instructions evokes the rich indigenous storytelling tradition in this collection of presentations gathered from the annual Bioneers conference.
Melissa K. Nelson, 2008
2
The Original Accident
Virilio defines the ways in which postindustrial science has merged with out-and-out hyperterrorism to threaten the foundations of Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian civilisation, and the future of the planet with them, through innovation of mass ...
Paul Virilio, 2007
3
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, Thelonious Monk is the definitive work on modern jazz’s most original composer.
Robin Kelley, 2009
4
The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today
Photographs reproduced in this richly illustrated volume range in subject from inanimate objects to performing bodies, and include major works by mediums most influential artists, from early modernism to the present.
Roxana Marcoci, 2010
5
Think and Grow Rich: Complete Original, Unaltered Text : ...
Complete and Unabridged reprint of the original 1937 edition. Many of the newer and 'updated' versions are shortened and abridged. Read this classic that has sold over 30 million copies worldwide as the author meant it to be read.
Napoleon Hill, 2007
6
Omitted Chapters from Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of ...
Based on parish registers, censuses, and militia lists found in the Public Record Office in London, this work identifies 6,500 immigrants who settled on Barbados before planting new roots on the North American mainland and who are not ...
James C. Brandow, 1982
7
The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui
Illustrated with over 100 colour photographs to make it easier to understand, this text should prove a useful reference work for anyone who practises reiki.
Mikao Usui, Frank Arjava Petter, 1999
8
Dads Are the Original Hipsters
He drank whiskey before you did. He had a mustache before you did. Admit it: your dad was a hipster before you were! Based on the blog phenomenon of the same name, this book celebrates dads as the original hipsters.
Brad Getty, 2012
9
Ben Franklin: America's Original Entrepreneur
Professor McCormick makes this great work more accessible and adds his own insights.” -Walter Isaacson, author, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life “Anyone who's got the bug and drive to become a great leader and innovator can only be ...
‎2008
10
You're Born an Original - Don't Die a Copy
Everyone can be successful in life--no exceptions. Believe it. Live it. Be yourself. John Mason is a bestselling author, minister, and speaker.
John Mason, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORIGINAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term original is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Original short story: Calypso, by David Sedaris
The thing about America is that it's always something. I go twice a year, and arrive each time on the heels of a major news story: Sars, anthrax, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
First Boston 2024 pitch took rosy view of pitfalls
The full bid documents also show that Boston 2024's original plan contained a $4.7 billion operating budget that was short about $471 million, ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
3
Original Hall of Fame induction class autographs sell for $75K
Many know the original Baseball Hall of Fame class was elected in 1936 and the members were as follows: Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Original short story: Could It Be Forever? by Nina Stibbe
My sister and her friend Celia had something important to tell me and it came out breathlessly. Celia's American cousin, aged nearly 13, had ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
On 25th anniversary, original Bloc Quebecois member says party …
MONTREAL - It's been 25 years since Lucien Bouchard created the Bloc Quebecois on July 25, 1990, following the failure of the Meech Lake ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
6
Streetscapes: Minneapolis' original 'Mad Men' buildings live on
... in Minnesota and a model for sensitive historic rehabilitation, with new trellises, curving paths and original “mushroom” light fixtures. Architect ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
7
Monterey Classic Car Week: Original Bugatti Veyron to be auctioned
The original Bugatti is predicted to sell for $1.8 million to $2.4 million. The 2012 Bugatti is estimated to fetch about $1 million more. «Monterey County Herald, Jul 15»
8
Original Sin: Corvette power repurposed in new Bulgarian supercar
We first learned of Sin Cars at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it showed the aggressive R1. The company has since been ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
9
Degrassi's Original Stars Pick Their All-Time Favorite Couples—and …
CLICK: So what is the original cast of Degrassi up to now? Find out! Drake, Degrassi · Shenae Grimes, Degrassi · Nina Dobrev, Degrassi ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
10
Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' Helps Original Chand Nawab …
Pakistani journalist Chand Nawab, who rose to fame for being the inspiration behind the character played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui in "Bajrangi ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»

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