Meaning of ORIGINAL in English

ORIGINAL

I. noun

1.

a first form from which copies or reproductions can be produced

students copying the da Vinci original

Synonyms: archetype, protoplast, prototype

Related Word: forerunner, mother, precursor; model, pattern; precedent

Contrasted words: dummy, imitation, simulacrum; counterfeit, fake, forgery

Antonyms: copy, reproduction

2.

Synonyms: innovator , introducer, inventor, originator

3.

Synonyms: eccentric , case, character, ||duck, oddball, oddity, quiz, ||spook, ||wack, zombie

II. adjective

1.

Synonyms: first 2, earliest, initial, maiden, pioneer, primary, prime

Related Word: archetypal, prototypal

2.

Synonyms: primary 5, prime, primitive, underivative, underived

3.

Synonyms: inventive , creative, demiurgic, deviceful, ingenious, innovational, innovative, innovatory, originative

Contrasted words: banal, trite; derivative, initative

Antonyms: unoriginal

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