Definitions of original

  1. an original creation ( i. e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
  2. Origin; commencement; source.
  3. That which precedes all others of its class; archetype; first copy; hence, an original work of art, manuscript, text, and the like, as distinguished from a copy, translation, etc.
  4. An original thinker or writer; an originator.
  5. A person of marked eccentricity.
  6. The natural or wild species from which a domesticated or cultivated variety has been derived; as, the wolf is thought by some to be the original of the dog, the blackthorn the original of the plum.
  7. That from which anything is copied; the language in which a translated work was written; an unusual person.
  8. Origin: first copy: the precise language used by a writer: an untranslated tongue.
  9. Origin; first copy; language not translated.
  10. Originality.
  11. The first form of anything.
  12. The language in which a book is first written.
  13. A person of unique character.
  14. Origin; first copy; archetype; the exact language in which a book was written; a peculiar individual.
  15. That which precedes all others of its kind; fountain; source; that from which anything is translated, transcribed, or copied.
  16. Originally.
  17. 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"
  18. 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"
  19. 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 inventor of a process.
  20. Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture.
  21. Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.
  22. Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original matter.
  23. Of or pertaining to the beginning, or first state; as, original sin; not copied; as, an original painting; able to create or invent that which is new; as, an original writer.
  24. Pertaining to the origin: first in order or existence: not copied: not translated: having the power to originate, as thought.
  25. First; not copied or imitated; having new thoughts or ideas.
  26. Pertaining to the beginning of a thing; new; novel; not copied or imitated.
  27. Having originating power; inventive.
  28. First in order; primitive; originating; having power to originate; not copied.
  29. First in order; preceding all others; primitive; having the power to originate new thoughts or ideas; not copied.
  30. The beginning ; the wild species from which the cultivated have been derived.