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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


Antonymsinternational

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.


Similarfederal


Antonymslocal

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


SamplesNational parks.


Similarpublic


Antonymsprivate

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


Similardomestic


Antonymsforeign

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.


Synonymssubject


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


Narrower (hyponym)citizen, compatriot, nationalist, patriot


Member meronymcountry, land, nation









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