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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Original \O*rig"i*nal\, adjective [F. original, L. originalis.]

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.

His form had yet not lost All her original brightness. --Milton.

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.

{Original sin} (Theol.), the first sin of Adam, as related to its consequences to his descendants of the human race; -- called also {total depravity}. See {Calvinism}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Original \O*rig"i*nal\, noun [Cf. F. original.]

1. Origin; commencement; source.

It hath it original from much grief. --Shak.

And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. --Addison.

2. 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.

The Scriptures may be now read in their own original. --Milton.

3. An original thinker or writer; an originator. [R.]

Men who are bad at copying, yet are good originals. --C. G. Leland.

4. A person of marked eccentricity. [Colloq.]

5. (Zool. & Bot.) 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed; "the original inhabitants of the Americas"; "the book still has its original binding"; "restored the house to its original condition"; "the original performance of the opera"; "the original cast"; "retracted his original statement"

2: (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary; "his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"

3: being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind" [ant: {unoriginal}]

4: not derived or copied or translated from something else; "the play is original; not an adaptation"; "he kept the original copy and gave her only a xerox"; "the translation misses much of the subtlety of the original French"


1: an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made [syn: {master}, {master copy}, {original}]

2: something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies; "this painting is a copy of the original" [syn: {original}, {archetype}, {pilot}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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