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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
master, master copy, originalnoun
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, pilotadjective
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
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How to use original in a sentence?
Every fragrance, fragrances and identifies its flower and original nature; similarly, every attitude demonstrates and illustrates its character and persona.
President Carter has received good news from his Winship Cancer Institute doctors, they tell him that recent tests have shown there is no evidence of new malignancy, and his original problem is responding well to treatment. Further tests will continue.
Some of the old views to help people trade and to help people work within Europe are good, but the EU's got a long way from its original values, i am completely undecided.
The original count, the recount, nothing has ever been changing who gets elected, this is an exercise of finding what caused the error, but the four winners have all -- from day one -- remained to be the same four winners. This has never threatened that. And, again, if there would have been a widespread fraud, which would have been uncovered( in) this, it would have come out. There was none.
That is a critical thing to include, because there is no way to make a fair comparison between the two global choices of original versus Advantage if you can't factor in the cost of a Medigap plan.
Translations for original
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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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