1 adjective
o‧rig‧i‧nal1 S1 W1


[only before noun] existing 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.


completely 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.
His work is truly original.

a work of art

[only before noun] 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

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