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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

If you look back in history of the women who are most memorable and most stylish, they were never the followers of fashion. They were the ones who were unique in their style, breakers of the rules. They were authentic, genuine, original. They were not following the trends.
Nina Garcia

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
Warren Bennis

Even when I was a hip-hop DJ I always kept it classy. The motto is always 'flashy but classy.' You've got to be original and stand out from the crowd and take some chances. But you've always got to keep it classy.
Mayer Hawthorne

Most of us grew up with video games in the household, either the original Nintendo in the living room or hoarding quarters for that trip to the arcade. And as time moves on, that line of nostalgia will keep moving forward where 'Frogger' gets replaced with 'Street Fighter 2' or 'Resident Evil 4.'
Rob Manuel
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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
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