national
national a"tion*al (?; 277), n. 1. A citizen (of a particular country); as, U. S. nationals are advised to contact their embassy when abroad. [PJC]

2. A country-wide sports competition; for a series of competitions, the plural form is usually used; as, to advance to the nationals. [PJC]


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  • National- — National …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • National — may refer to: Nation or country Nationality A citizen or subject of a country; by inference, frequently a person who owes loyalty to a country but lacks full membership in it, a non citizen resident National (distribution), a type of product or… …   Wikipedia

  • national — national, ale, aux [ nasjɔnal, o ] adj. et n. • 1550; nacional 1534, d ab. t. d organisation relig.; de nation 1 ♦ (répandu fin XVIIIe) Qui appartient à une nation (2oet 3o), qui a pour objet une nation, particulièrement celle à laquelle on… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • naţional — NAŢIONÁL, Ă, naţionali, e, adj. Care este propriu sau aparţine unei naţiuni, unui stat, care caracterizează o naţiune sau un stat; care se referă la o naţiune, la un stat sau le reprezintă; care este întreţinut sau instituit de stat; (despre… …   Dicționar Român

  • National — Na tion*al (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. national.] 1. Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Attached to one s own country or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • national — UK US /ˈnæʃənəl/ adjective ► relating to countries or to one particular country: »Unemployment in the city is significantly higher than the national average. at a/the national level »The problem needs to be addressed both at a national and… …   Financial and business terms

  • national- — ❖ ♦ Premier élément de composés formés avec un mot (nom ou adj.) en isme ou en iste. ⇒ National socialiste. ♦ Formations libres : national réalisme (1971), national poujadisme (1973), national chauvinisme (1973), national populisme (1973) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • national — national, ale (na sio nal, na l ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) adj. 1°   Qui concerne la nation, qui est de la nation. L honneur national. Fête nationale. Les intérêts nationaux. Laine fine nationale peignée, Tabl. ann. aux lett. pat. du 1er mars …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • National — 1.) the National the Grand National 2.) the National the ↑National Theatre …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • national — (adj.) 1590s, from M.Fr. national (from O.Fr. nation), and also from NATION (Cf. nation) + AL (Cf. al) (1). As a noun, citizen of a (particular) nation, from 1887. National anthem first recorded 1819, in Shelley. Related: Nationally …   Etymology dictionary

  • national — National, [nation]ale. adj. Qui est de toute une nation. Concile national. Synode national. les Conciles nationaux …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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