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English adjective: national

1. national of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country

SamplesNational hero.
National anthem.
A national landmark.

2. national limited to or in the interests of a particular nation

SamplesNational interests.
Isolationism is a strictly national policy.

Similarnationalist, nationalistic

See alsodomestic


3. national concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country

SamplesThe national government.
National elections.
Of national concern.
The national highway system.
National forests.



4. national owned or maintained for the public by the national government

SamplesNational parks.



5. national inside the country

SamplesThe British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior.
The nation's internal politics.

Synonymshome, interior, internal



6. national characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation

SamplesA national trait.

7. national of or relating to nationality

SamplesNational origin.

English noun: national

1. national (person) a person who owes allegiance to that nation

SamplesA monarch has a duty to his subjects.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)citizen, compatriot, nationalist, patriot

Member meronymcountry, land, nation

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