Meaning of ORIGINAL in English



Function: adjective

Date: 14th century

1 : of, relating to, or constituting an origin or beginning : INITIAL <the original part of the house>

2 a : not secondary, derivative, or imitative <an original composition> b : being the first instance or source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is or can be made

3 : independent and creative in thought or action : INVENTIVE <an original artist>

synonyms see NEW

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