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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
original (noun)
1.
archaic the source or cause from which something arises , specifically - originator
2.
a) that from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made
b) a work composed firsthand
3.
a) a person of fresh initiative or inventive capacity
b) a unique or eccentric person
original (adjective)
1.
of, relating to, or constituting an or beginning - origin initial the original part of the house
2.
a) not secondary, derivative, or imitative - an original composition
b) being the first instance or source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is or can be made
3.
independent and creative in thought or action - inventive an original artist new
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
original (adjective)
1.
coming before all others in time or order
SYNONIMS:
earliest, foremost, headmost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, original, pioneer, premier, virgin
RELATED WORDS:
ancient, early, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primordial; antecedent, preceding, previous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
advanced, late; consequent, ensuing, following, subsequent, succeeding; penultimate
final, last, latest, latter, terminal, terminating, ultimate
original (adjective)
2.
having the skill and imagination to create new things
SYNONIMS:
clever, imaginative, ingenious, innovational, innovative, innovatory, inventive, original, originative, Promethean
RELATED WORDS:
gifted, inspired, talented; resourceful; fecund, fertile, fruitful, generative, germinal, productive, prolific
NEAR ANTONYMS:
imitative, uninspired; infertile, unproductive; talentless
uncreative, unimaginative, uninventive, unoriginal
original (adjective)
3.
not known or experienced before
SYNONIMS:
fresh, novel, original, strange, unaccustomed, unfamiliar, unheard-of, unknown, unprecedented
RELATED WORDS:
innovative, unique; nontraditional, unconventional, untried, unused, unworn; pathbreaking, pioneering, trailblazing
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conventional, established, traditional, tried, tried-and-true; derivative, imitative
familiar, hackneyed, old, time-honored, tired, warmed-over
original (noun)
1.
something from which copies are made
SYNONIMS:
archetype, prototype
RELATED WORDS:
source; example, mold, paradigm, pattern; beau ideal, classic, exemplar, ideal, model, nonpareil, paragon; blueprint, draft
NEAR ANTONYMS:
copy, imitation, replica, reproduction; counterfeit, fake, forgery, sham
original (noun)
2.
a person of odd or whimsical habits
SYNONIMS:
character, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter, oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zany
RELATED WORDS:
bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantastico
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conformer, conformist, follower, sheep
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