From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoriginalo‧rig‧i‧nal1 /əˈrɪdʒɪnəl, -dʒənəl/ ●●●S1W1 adjective 🔊 🔊 1[only before noun]FIRSTexisting or happening first, before other people or things 🔊 The land was returned to its original owner. 🔊 The kitchen still has many original features (=parts that were there when the house was first built). 🔊 the original meaning of the word 🔊 The original plan was to fly out to New York.2NEWcompletely new and different from anything that anyone has thought of before 🔊 I don’t think George is capable of having original ideas! 🔊 That’s not a very original suggestion. 🔊 a highly original design 🔊 His work is truly original.► see thesaurus at new3[only before noun]REAL/NOT FALSE OR ARTIFICIAL an original work of art is the one that was made by the artist and is not a copy 🔊 The original painting is now in the National Gallery in London. 🔊 an original Holbein drawing
original• That he was an individualist and an original meant little to a lad with stirrings in the groindepartment.• Stained-glass windows have been fitted in place of the grime-encrusted originals.• Click the extractbutton, and the originals will be extracted from the compressedfile and placed in the new directory.• This is a photograph of the manuscript. The original is in the city museum.• Tomasson hedged a bit on the 48 bodies of the original.• I wasn't sure whether the portrait was an excellent copy or the original.• The originals were never formally withdrawn, but have been out of stock for some time.• Jack is a true original.From Longman Business Dictionaryoriginalo‧rig‧i‧nal /əˈrɪdʒənəl, -dʒənəl/ adjective [only before a noun]happening or existing firstWhich is the original document and which is the copy?The index-linked certificates were paying indexation plus 4% of theoriginal investment. —original noun [countable]Send us a signed copy of the invoice and keep the original.