Original

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on original:

National Road - Route Description
... 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 ... where these errors and changes appeared and what the original text probably said ...
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 ...
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 ...
3000 (dinghy)
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 by Derek Clark ... 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 VanderCraft ... 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":

  • (noun): An original model on which something is patterned.
    Synonyms: archetype, pilot
  • (adj): (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary.
    Example: "His work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
  • (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): 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:

    All nationalisms are at heart deeply concerned with names: with the most immaterial and original human invention. Those who dismiss names as a detail have never been displaced; but the peoples on the peripheries are always being displaced. That is why they insist upon their continuity—their links with their dead and the unborn.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    Wit is often concise and sparkling, compressed into an original pun or metaphor. Brevity is said to be its soul. Humor can be more leisurely, diffused through a whole story or picture which undertakes to show some of the comic aspects of life. What it devalues may be human nature in general, by showing that certain faults or weaknesses are universal. As such it is kinder and more philosophic than wit which focuses on a certain individual, class, or social group.
    Thomas Munro (1897–1974)

    He had been a lad of whom something was expected. Beyond this all had been chaos. That he would be successful in an original way, or that he would go to the dogs in an original way, seemed equally probable. The only absolute certainty about him was that he would not stand still in the circumstances amid which he was born.
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)