Meaning of NATIONAL in English

— nationally , adv.

/nash"euh nl, nash"neuhl/ , adj.

1. of, pertaining to, or maintained by a nation as an organized whole or independent political unit: national affairs.

2. owned, preserved, or maintained by the federal government: a national wildlife refuge.

3. peculiar or common to the whole people of a country: national customs.

4. devoted to one's own nation, its interests, etc.; patriotic: to stir up national pride.

5. nationalist.

6. concerning or encompassing an entire nation: a national radio network.

7. limited to one nation.


8. a citizen or subject of a particular nation who is entitled to its protection: U.S. nationals living abroad.

9. Often, nationals . a national competition, tournament, or the like: We're invited to Minneapolis for the nationals.

10. a national company or organization.

[ 1590-1600; NATION + -AL 1 ]

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