Original

  • (adj): (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary.
    Example: "His work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on original:

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 ...
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 ...
Epistle To The Galatians - Composition
... No original of the letter is known to survive ... named 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 new self-draining deck ... join them and enjoy a sparkling sail The 3000 class organises racing for both the original boats built by Laser alongside boats sometimes tagged 'V3000' and currently built to the same design by ... 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":

  • (noun): An original model on which something is patterned.
    Synonyms: archetype, pilot
  • (noun): An original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made.
    Synonyms: master, master copy
  • (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): 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"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word original:

    The most original authors of today are original not because they create something new but because they are capable of saying such things as if they had never been said before.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    If the physicians had not their cassocks and their mules, if the doctors had not their square caps and their robes four times too wide, they would never had duped the world, which cannot resist so original an appearance.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    The product of mental labor—science—always stands far below its value, because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)