[ UK /əɹˈɪd‍ʒɪnə‍l/ ]
[ US /ɝˈɪdʒənəɫ/ ]
  1. being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of
    an original mind
    a truly original approach
    with original music
  2. not derived or copied or translated from something else
    he kept the original copy and gave her only a xerox
    the translation misses much of the subtlety of the original French
    the play is original; not an adaptation
  3. preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed
    the original cast
    retracted his original statement
    the original inhabitants of the Americas
    restored the house to its original condition
    the book still has its original binding
    the original performance of the opera
  4. (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary
    his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources
  1. something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
    this painting is a copy of the original
  2. an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
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How To Use original In A Sentence

  • The critics call its recipes bland, unhelpful, unoriginal and unhealthy. The Sun
  • In this edition, such mistakes are corrected, and the original errata slips are also published.
  • The original Auroran settlers had landed in the location that was now the park and decided to keep it as a peaceful retreat in the centre of the city.
  • It was part of Rolls-Royce, one of the world's largest manufacturers of jet engines, which grew out of the original car-making company founded by Henry Rolls.
  • I'm currently enjoying the odd effect of chancing across spoken word excerpts in the original Italian.
  • Open, and I was quietly confident that I would have a chance, said Leaney, who was forced to change caddies after his original caddie, Justin Hoyle, fell ill after the first round. USATODAY.com - Leaney's second at U.S. Open earns PGA Tour card
  • The lobby and restaurant are in the original castle building. Times, Sunday Times
  • His second album released with Sony showed his talent as a serious music writer of original works.
  • The business of the dairy, like the feeding of hogs and poultry, is originally carried on as a save-all. XI. Book I. Of the Rent of Land
  • Most prewar kitchens had ceramic tile countertops and backsplashes, and many of the original patterns and colors are now back in production.
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