Original

  • (noun): An original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made.
    Synonyms: master, master copy
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on original:

National Road - History - Historical Structures
... Many of the National Road's original stone arch bridges also remain on former alignments ... The original bridge is listed as both a National Historic Landmark and Historic Civil Engineering Landmark ... One of the road's original toll houses is preserved in La Vale, Maryland, and two others are located in Addison, Pennsylvania, and near Uniontown ...
National Road - Route Description
... Within Indianapolis, the National Road used the original alignment of U.S. 40's predominantly following the original route, many segments of the original road can still be found ... Between Old Washington and Morristown, the original roadbed has been overlaid by I-70 ...
Venus Genetrix (sculpture) - Original - Caesar's Venus Genetrix
... In establishing this new cult of Venus, reportedly in fulfillment of a vow made on the eve of the battle of Pharsalus (48 BC) Caesar was affirming the claim of his own gens to descent from the goddess, through Iulus, the son of Aeneas ... It was in part to flatter this connection that Virgil wrote the Aeneid ...
Epistle To The Galatians - Composition
... No original of the letter is known to survive ... P46, dates to approximately the year 200 AD, approximately 150 years after the original was presumably drafted ... scholars can be rather certain about where these errors and changes appeared and what the original text probably said ...
3000 (dinghy)
... Launched in 1996 as the Laser 3000, the 3000 was developed from the Laser 2, using the original Frank Bethwaite-designed planing hull combined with a brand ... enjoy a sparkling sail The 3000 class organises racing for both the original boats built by Laser alongside boats sometimes tagged 'V3000' and ... more room in the boat for the crew members, and remove any objections levelled at the original boats of being cramped due to their centre-bridle and conventional kicker ...

More definitions of "original":

  • (adj): Not derived or copied or translated from something else.
    Example: "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"
  • (adj): (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary.
    Example: "His work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
  • (adj): Preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed.
    Example: "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"
  • (adj): Being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of.
    Example: "A truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"
  • (noun): An original model on which something is patterned.
    Synonyms: archetype, pilot

Famous quotes containing the word original:

    It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
    Jean Cocteau (1889–1963)

    We Americans are supposed to be overly concerned about the child. But actually the intelligent care of children in our society is balanced by a crass indifference to the helplessness of infancy and youth. Cruelty to children has become more widespread but less noticed in the general unrest, the constant migration, the family disintegration, and the other manifestations of a civilization that has been torn away from its original moorings.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)