English adjective: original
|1.||original preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed|
|Samples||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.
|2.||original (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary|
|Samples||His work is based on only original, not secondary, sources.|
|3.||original being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of|
|Samples||A truly original approach.|
With original music.
An original mind.
|Similar||avant-garde, daring, freehand, freehanded, fresh, germinal, groundbreaking, innovational, innovative, new, new, newfangled, novel, originative, seminal, underivative|
|See also||creative, first, originative, primary, unconventional|
|4.||original not derived or copied or translated from something else|
|Samples||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.
English noun: original
|1.||original (artifact) an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made|
|Synonyms||master, master copy|
|2.||original (cognition) something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies|
|Samples||This painting is a copy of the original.|
|Broader (hypernym)||example, model|