Definitions of national

  1.   a person who owes allegiance to that nation; " a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
  2.   Pertaining or common to a nation: public; general; attached to one's country. National debt, money borrowed from individuals for national purposes and due by a nation. National Guards, the militia of France.
  3.   of or relating to nationality; " national origin"
  4.   Pertaining to a nation: public: general: attached to one's own country.
  5.   Attached to one's own country or nation.
  6.   Pert. to a nation; public; general.
  7.   Nationally.
  8.   Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc.
  9.   limited to or in the interests of a particular nation; " national interests"; " isolationism is a strictly national policy"
  10.   Pertaining to, or peculiar to, a united people or country; general: National Army, in the World War, that part of the American army secured by conscription: national bank, an institution, in the United States, for lending and caring for money: organized under a special act of Congress: National Guard, the organized militia of any state of the United States.
  11.   Belonging or pertaining to a nation.
  12.   inside the country; " the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; " the nation's internal politics"
  13.   characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation; " a national trait"
  14.   owned or maintained for the public by the national government; " national parks"
  15.   concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country; " the national government"; " national elections"; " of national concern"; " the national highway system"; " national forests"

Quotes of national

  1. In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic. – Gerry Adams
  2. When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business. – Lucille Roybal-Allard
  3. Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest. – Richard V. Allen
  4. We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways, even from the beginning of... the beginnings of the '20s, 1920s, when he we were fighting our own national struggle. – Bulent Ecevit
  5. Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind -the -scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery. – R. Buckminster Fuller
  6. The U. S. now imports over half of its oil supply from the Middle East. This dangerous dependence on foreign energy sources is an issue of national security. – Kenny Marchant
  7. I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank. – Ethel Merman
  8. We are now physically, politically, and economically one world and nations so interdependent that the absolute national sovereignty of nations is no longer possible. – John Boyd Orr
  9. But honestly, it's pretty weird; there are girls who'd do absolutely everything just to get a backstage pass. I don't know what it is, but really, when you're on national TV in America the girls love you. They all want you! And I'm not complaining! – Kid Rock
  10. National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  11. I worked in rep for six years, then I came to London and to the National Theatre. What's better than that? – Imelda Staunton
  12. If U. S. national sovereignty continues, it is only as a state that Puerto Rico will have permanent 10th Amendment powers over its non -federal affairs, as well as voting power in Congress. – Dick Thornburgh
  13. Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness and the feeling of helplessness. – Lech Walesa
  14. I was through as a manager. I did become involved late in the 1968 campaign at the national scene at the last minute. But I was through as a manager, and I've stayed through, incidentally. – Lew Wasserman
  15. The newspapers loved pinup pictures of pretty young swimmers, and as a national champion, I got more than my share of space in the sports pages. – Esther Williams

Usage examples for national

  1. They still fear that they will not be able to control the coming National Convention. ” – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  2. The reason lies in our national character. ” – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  3. It was a village of national reputation at that time, for there John Brown was tried and hung. ” – A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry by Julian Wisner Hinkley
  4. In the West a something more entered into the national spirit. ” – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  5. In the morning, two of the National Guards came to tell her that she was to be transferred to the Abbaye, to which she replied that she would as soon stay where she was. ” – Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1 by William Walton
  6. It ought to be so, because your good is not a class interest, but is the national interest. ” – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  7. It's as much a part of the national customs as dancing and drinking. ” – Children of the Desert by Louis Dodge
  8. There was a rumour in the city to- day that he was to get a peerage; for it's a kind of national affair, you see. ” – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  9. The considerable advance in national wealth between 1330 and 1430 was partly due to our success in war. ” – Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton
  10. They were essentially national – Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
  11. Merely to keep national sentiment in order. ” – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  12. “ Beethoven wrote in his diary that he " must show the English what a blessing they have" in that " national disgrace." ” – Haydn by J. Cuthbert Hadden
  13. “ I had the luck to cover my first inquiry by getting a lift into town from Mrs. Ormsby, young wife of the president of the First National – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  14. There was still to be found in a few of them somewhat of Luther's national idea of the empire. ” – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  15. The Democratic party spent all its breath on that in the last national campaign. ” – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  16. “ I have seized all those of the national riding- school. ” – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  17. He had only met with it himself in the National Library at Paris. ” – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  18. Building a more peaceful world requires a sound strategy and the national resolve to back it up. ” – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  19. In the National Gallery, do you mean? ” – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  20. “ A splendid picture of the great national game in the smaller towns of our country. ” – Dorothy Dale in the City by Margaret Penrose

Rhymes for national