Original

  • (noun): An original model on which something is patterned.
    Synonyms: archetype, pilot
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on original:

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 ...
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, Pennsylvania ...
Epistle To The Galatians - Composition
... No original of the letter is known to survive ... dates to approximately the year 200 AD, approximately 150 years after the original was presumably drafted ... about where these errors and changes appeared and what the original text probably said ...
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)
... 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 by Derek Clark ... be able to 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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "original":

  • (noun): An original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made.
    Synonyms: master, master copy
  • (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"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word original:

    Elsa Bannister: The Chinese say “It is difficult for love to last long; therefore one who loves passionately is cured of love, in the end.”
    Michael O’Hara: That’s a hard way of thinking.
    Elsa: There’s more to the proverb: “Human nature is eternal; therefore one who follows his nature keeps his original nature, in the end.”
    Orson Welles (1915–1985)

    How coyote got his
    ratty old fur coat
    bits of old fur
    the sparrows stuck on him
    with dabs of pitch.
    That was after he lost his proud original one in a poker game.
    Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948)

    “Mother” has always been a generic term synonymous with love, devotion, and sacrifice. There’s always been something mystical and reverent about them. They’re the Walter Cronkites of the human race . . . infallible, virtuous, without flaws and conceived without original sin, with no room for ambivalence.
    Erma Bombeck (20th century)