Meaning of NATIONAL in English


Function: noun

Date: 1887

1 : one that owes allegiance to or is under the protection of a nation without regard to the more formal status of citizen or subject

2 : a competition that is national in scope ― usually used in plural

synonyms see CITIZEN

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