master, master copy, original(noun)
an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
tired, shopworn, moth-eaten, cold, unoriginal, last, well-worn, bromidic, commonplace, old-hat, cliched, slavish, dusty, secondary, corny, stale, platitudinous, hackneyed, threadbare, platitudinal, stock(a), derived, banal, ready-made, trite, timeworn
original, archetype, pilot(adj)
something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
"this painting is a copy of the original"
cold, moth-eaten, corny, last, hackneyed, platitudinal, unoriginal, old-hat, threadbare, bromidic, timeworn, shopworn, ready-made, tired, dusty, cliched, stale, platitudinous, slavish, trite, secondary, commonplace, banal, derived, well-worn, stock(a)
preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed
"the original inhabitants of the Americas"; "the book still has its original binding"; "restored the house to its original condition"; "the original performance of the opera"; "the original cast"; "retracted his original statement"
platitudinous, timeworn, corny, unoriginal, stale, tired, bromidic, old-hat, ready-made, derived, commonplace, platitudinal, moth-eaten, threadbare, cold, slavish, secondary, last, shopworn, stock(a), hackneyed, well-worn, banal, trite, dusty, cliched
(of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary
"his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
stale, shopworn, ready-made, platitudinous, well-worn, cold, moth-eaten, last, tired, unoriginal, derived, commonplace, cliched, old-hat, bromidic, stock(a), banal, trite, slavish, platitudinal, timeworn, dusty, threadbare, corny, hackneyed, secondary
being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of
"a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"
ready-made, unoriginal, platitudinal, stale, last, bromidic, banal, derived, hackneyed, tired, shopworn, stock(a), timeworn, platitudinous, secondary, old-hat, moth-eaten, threadbare, well-worn, commonplace, trite, dusty, cliched, corny, slavish, cold
not derived or copied or translated from something else
"the play is original; not an adaptation"; "he kept the original copy and gave her only a xerox"; "the translation misses much of the subtlety of the original French"
well-worn, stale, hackneyed, tired, cliched, shopworn, secondary, banal, moth-eaten, bromidic, platitudinal, threadbare, derived, last, cold, old-hat, timeworn, corny, ready-made, platitudinous, stock(a), unoriginal, trite, commonplace, slavish, dusty
First in a series or copies/versions
This manuscript is the original
Tonight we will hear an original work by one of our best composers.
The paper contains a number of original ideas about color perception.
Parker was one of the original bebop players.
Having as its origin
This kind of barbecue is original to North Carolina.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.
A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.
TrenchOn the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [ W. J. Widdleton]
Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.
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How to use original in a sentence?
Just because the solutions of problems are not visible at any particular time does not mean that those problems will never be alleviated -- or confined to tolerable dimensions. History has a way of changing the very terms in which problems operate and of leaving them, in the end, unsolved, to be sure, yet strangely deflated of their original meaning and importance.
Never solve a problem from its original perspective.
The hearth is significant as something of the University’s early academic years, the original arch above the opening will have to be reconstructed, but we hope to present the remainder of the hearth as essentially unrestored, preserving its evidence of use.
This is exactly the kind of movie that every studio dreams of producing, because its going to be profitable, prestigious and a long-term performer, a lot of original type movies that are non-franchise non-sequels, many of them have had a rough go this year. This is a nice counter-balance to that.
I went into the surgery knowing that he was going to move nerves in my chest. I remember when I first [came] out from under it, the pain, I’d never had, I don’t even remember the original being that much excruciating pain but I imagine probably that my mind blocked that anyway.
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- ursprünglich, originell, ur-, Original, UrschriftGerman
- αρχικός, πρωτοποριακός, πρωτότυποGreek
- original, únicoSpanish
- اصلی, اریژینالPersian
- alkuperäinen, tuore, peräisin, ensimmäinen, omintakeinen, originelli, alkuperäiskappale, originaali, omaperäinenFinnish
- original, originelFrench
- tùsailScottish Gaelic
- frumeintak, frumrit, orginallIcelandic
- 原物, 原作, 本来, 原文Japanese
- oorspronkelijk, afkomstig, unicum, origineel, vernieuwendDutch
- original, originárioPortuguese
- оригинал, своеобразный, свежий, исходный, первичный, оригинальный, первоисточник, новый, исходный текст, первоначальныйRussian
- нов, самобитан, izvornik, првобитни, оригинал, samobitan, prvobitni, svež, свеж, original, nov, изворникSerbo-Croatian
- ursprunglig, förlaga, original, originell, original-Swedish
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