Definition of 'original'
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The footage was far more spectacular than the original plan. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Please send only copies of original documents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The church looks so true to its original form from the exterior that ramblers have accidentally wandered in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is an original work, a parody. The Sun (2016)Resist outside attempts to muscle in on your original ideas, stick to your schedule. The Sun (2017)To which end, my resolution is perhaps the least original one going. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This is not so much the sequel as the original LP that gave birth to the hit single. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The original idea was a series about the worst job in England, with each programme being different. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The programme, though, was more a report on the work of others than the work of original investigative journalism. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In its original form, though, it epitomises a country that was economically thriving and confident in its global position. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The wooden floors have mostly been left and the original fireplaces restored. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Except that the art is not original. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have an original idea and more than enough enthusiasm. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The internet music service was one of the original technology firms to begin life there. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When are we going to get something really original? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Please send only copies of original documents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The look only lasts in its original form for a day. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The original plan had been to grab them early yesterday while they were asleep. The Sun (2009)They sent me out to make a mould of the original piece and produce a cast. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The original name offers a better idea of what to expect. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Such study may well inspire some students to learn the original language. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She discusses contemporary poetry with a lack of affectation not always apparent in the original work. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)We also found amazing things like the original sticky toffee pudding recipe. The Sun (2013)His character has a hit with a cover of an old song whose original writer is presumed dead. The Sun (2010)These young online entrepreneurs are to be applauded; they are creative and original. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The original promise of new Labour was that this time would be different. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Hopefully, the songs will be as good as the originals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An original or a copy? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The work must be genuine and original, but the awards are intended principally to show that academics do have a sense of humour. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is huge demand for a sequel after the original film topped the box office on opening and went on to make 20million worldwide. The Sun (2016)
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British English: original /əˈrɪdʒɪnl/ ADJECTIVE
You use original to refer to something that existed at the beginning of a process or activity, or the characteristics that something had when it first existed.
...Strathclyde police, who carried out the original investigation.
- American English: original
- Arabic: أصْلِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: original
- Chinese: 最初的
- Croatian: prvobitan
- Czech: původní
- Danish: original
- Dutch: oorspronkelijk
- European Spanish: original
- Finnish: alkuperäinen
- French: original
- German: ursprünglich
- Greek: πρωτότυπος
- Italian: originale
- Japanese: 最初の
- Korean: 본래의
- Norwegian: original
- Polish: oryginalny
- European Portuguese: original
- Romanian: inițial
- Russian: оригинальный
- Spanish: original
- Swedish: originell
- Thai: ซึ่งเป็นแบบฉบับ
- Turkish: özgün
- Ukrainian: початковий
- Vietnamese: đầu tiên ban đầu
British English: original NOUN
If something such as a document, a work of art, or a piece of writing is an original, it is not a copy or a later version.
When you have filled in the questionnaire, copy it and send the original to your employer.
Definition of original from the Collins English Dictionary
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