Meaning of ORIGINAL in English


■ adjective

1》 existing from the beginning; first or earliest.

2》 created personally by a particular artist, writer, etc.; not a copy.

3》 inventive or novel.

■ noun

1》 the earliest form of something, from which copies can be made.

↘( the ~ ) the language in which something was first written.

2》 an eccentric or unusual person.


~ity noun

~ly adverb


ME: from OFr., or from L. ~is , from origin- (see origin ).

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