Meaning of NATIONAL in English


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 ~ and local elections.

...major ~ and inter~ issues.

ADJ: usu ADJ n


...a ~ly televised speech...

Duncan Campbell is ~ly 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 ~ characteristics and history of the country...

Baseball is the ~ pastime.



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

...a Sri-Lankan-born British ~.

= citizen

N-COUNT: usu adj N

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