Meaning of ORIGINAL in English

ORIGINAL

n.

Pronunciation: ə - ' rij- ə -n ə l, - ' rij-n ə l

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 archaic : the source or cause from which something arises specifically : ORIGINATOR

2 a : that from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made b : a work composed firsthand

3 a : a person of fresh initiative or inventive capacity b : a unique or eccentric person

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.