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Definition of Original

Original

  1. 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.
  2. Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture.
  3. Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.
  4. Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original matter.
  5. Origin; commencement; source.
  6. 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.
  7. An original thinker or writer; an originator.
  8. A person of marked eccentricity.
  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.

Original Quotations

I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.
Aaliyah

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
C. S. Lewis

This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say. - Brenda Ueland
This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.
Brenda Ueland

I do believe that the original sources of all religions should be taught, because with that we will find our similarities, not just our differences. I believe that if Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus, and Moses all got together they would be best of friends because the spiritual basis of all religions is something that builds unity.
Yehuda Berg

Be yourself. The world worships the original.
Ingrid Bergman
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Original Translations

original in Dutch is oorspronkelijk, origineel
original in German is original
original in Italian is originale, originale, originario
original in Latin is exemplar
original in Spanish is original
original in Swedish is ursprunglig, originell