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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

Be yourself. The world worships the original.
Ingrid Bergman

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

Sometimes you have the trends that's not that cool. You may have certain artists portraying these trends and don't really have that lifestyle, and then it gives off the wrong thing. And it becomes kinda corny after awhile. It's really about keeping hip-hop original and pushing away the corniness in it.
Kendrick Lamar

Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.
Helen Hayes
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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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