original
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. archaic the source or cause from which something arises; specifically originator 2. a. that from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made b. a work composed firsthand 3. a. a person of fresh initiative or inventive capacity b. a unique or eccentric person II. 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

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  • Original- — Original …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • original — original, ale 1. (o ri ji nal, na l ) adj. 1°   Qui a un caractère d origine, primitif. Le tableau original. Les textes originaux. J ai lu la lettre originale. L édition originale d un livre. La copie originale d un tableau. •   Il a publié avec… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • original — ORIGINÁL, Ă, originali, e, adj. 1. (Despre acte, documente, opere artistice şi literare, fotografii etc.; adesea substantivat, n.) Care constituie întâiul exemplar, care a servit sau poate servi drept bază pentru copii, reproduceri sau… …   Dicționar Român

  • original — Original, [origina]le. adj. Qui n est copié sur aucun modele, sur aucun exemplaire. Titre original. piece originale, un tableau original. pensée originale. cela n est point imité, point emprunté. cela est original. Il est aussi substantif, & il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • original — orig·i·nal n 1: that from which a copy or reproduction is made both parties signed the original compare duplicate 2: a work composed firsthand as the product of an author s creativity ◇ A work must be an original in order to obtain a copyright.… …   Law dictionary

  • original — o‧rig‧i‧nal [əˈrɪdʒnl, dʒnəl] adjective [only before a noun] happening or existing first: • Which is theoriginal document and which is the copy? • The index linked certificates were paying indexation plus 4% of the original investment.… …   Financial and business terms

  • original — adjetivo 1. Del origen: Según la Biblia, Adán y Eva cometieron el pecado original. ¿Cuál es la causa original, el principio de todo? La idea original era hacer un parque, pero han hecho un aparcamiento. 2. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que es… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Original — O*rig i*nal, a. [F. original, L. originalis.] [1913 Webster] 1. Pertaining to the origin or beginning; preceding all others; first in order; primitive; primary; pristine; as, the original state of man; the original laws of a country; the original …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • original — (Del lat. originālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al origen. 2. Dicho de una obra científica, artística, literaria o de cualquier otro género: Que resulta de la inventiva de su autor. Escritura, cuadro original. U. t. c. s. m. [m6]El… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Original — O*rig i*nal, n. [Cf. F. original.] [1913 Webster] 1. Origin; commencement; source. [1913 Webster] It hath it original from much grief. Shak. [1913 Webster] And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. Addison. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Original — Sn std. (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. orīgināle (exemplar), zu l. orīginālis ursprünglich , einer Ableitung von l. orīgo (orginis) f. Ursprung , einer Ableitung von l. orīrī sich erheben, sichtbar werden, entspringen, entstehen . Die… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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