Definition of original :
1. A person of marked eccentricity.
2. An original thinker or writer; an originator.
3. Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original matter.
4. Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.
5. Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture.
6. Origin; commencement; source.
7. Pertaining to the origin or beginning; preceding all others; first in order; primitive; primary; pristine; as, the original state of man; the original laws of a country; the original inventor of a process.
8. That which precedes all others of its class; archetype; first copy; hence, an original work of art, manuscript, text, and the like, as distinguished from a copy, translation, etc.
9. The natural or wild species from which a domesticated or cultivated variety has been derived; as, the wolf is thought by some to be the original of the dog, the blackthorn the original of the plum.
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beginning (part of speech: adjective)
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original (part of speech: noun)
creative (part of speech: adjective)
- " No; but I have been thinking that you have still ten thousand francs a year left of your original fortune. - "A Second Home", Honore de Balzac.
- The words in the original used to describe the one, describe the other. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
- He can say that unless they consent to sign some such agreement he will go on with his original plan. - "Counsel for the Defense", Leroy Scott.