Meaning of NATIONAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ næʃən(ə)l ]

( nationals)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


National means relating to the whole of a country or nation rather than to part of it or to other nations.

Ruling parties have lost ground in national and local elections.

...major national and international issues.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• na‧tion‧al‧ly

...a nationally televised speech...

Duncan Campbell is nationally known for his investigative work.

ADV : ADV with v , ADV adj


National means typical of the people or customs of a particular country or nation.

...the national characteristics and history of the country...

Baseball is the national pastime.



You can refer to someone who is legally a citizen of a country as a national of that country.

...a Sri-Lankan-born British national.

= citizen

N-COUNT : usu adj N

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