Definition of ORIGINAL

noun : ORIGINAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : ORIGINAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary; "his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;


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