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original Saltos de línea: ori|gin¦al
Pronunciación: /əˈrɪdʒɪn(ə)l/

Definición de original en inglés:


1Present or existing from the beginning; first or earliest: the original owner of the house the plasterwork is probably original
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  • The original design provided for the restoration of existing courtrooms.
  • In North America alone, there are many aboriginal cultures that no longer know a word of their original languages.
  • The final design will maintain these original features.
2Created personally by a particular artist, writer, musician, etc.; not a copy: original Rembrandts
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  • The multimedia production also included an original score by artist-musician Rodney Graham and rock duo Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
  • He gave me about 20 minutes to respond to an emailed copy of the original article.
  • Fortunately his family made some copies of the original manuscript and so we can see now what he really wrote.
authentic, genuine, actual, real, true, pukka, bona fide, veritable, not copied, archetypal, prototypical, master
informal kosher
3Not dependent on other people’s ideas; inventive or novel: a subtle and original thinker
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  • Freud certainly had many original ideas; but even the most inventive minds are indebted to their predecessors.
  • The contest is open to all original bands and musicians - whatever the musical style.
  • Erofeyev is an absurdly original writer of the utmost importance.


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1The earliest form of something, from which copies may be made: the portrait may be a copy of the original one set of originals and four photocopies
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  • This allowed pirates for the first time to reproduce what was for all intents and purposes an exact copy of an original.
  • You are required to carry the vehicle registration document; take a copy and leave the original at home.
  • He agreed to copy the documents inside, then burn the original papers he had received, which were also copies, not originals.
1.1 (the original) The language in which something was first written: the study of Russian texts in the original
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  • In Norway not a lot of poetry in English gets translated, so they read in the original.
  • This would offer the student the full iconic content of the original as well as the French text.
  • Cathal writes in Irish but read the translations in English as well as the original in Irish.
archetype, prototype, source, master, paradigm, model, pattern, standard
1.2 (the original of) A person or place on which a character or location in a literary work is based: the house is reputed to be the original of Mansfield Park
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  • Smith later acknowledged that ‘In Villette my mother was the original of Mrs Bretton, several of her expressions are given verbatim’.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell was brought up by her aunt in Knutsford, Cheshire (the original of ‘Cranford’ and of ‘Hollingford’ in Wives and Daughters).
  • Lots of women claimed to have been the original of Holly Golightly.
1.3A book or recording that has not been previously made available in a different form: paperback originals
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  • These books are not originals, so there are no rights issues to deal with, and even if they are sold at a 90% discount there's still room for profit.
  • Miss Smith has had a novel published as a paperback original.
  • As far as ‘pornography’ was concerned, the most obvious targets were the publishers of the paperback originals who had come into being since the end of the war.
1.4A garment made to order from a design specially prepared for a fashion collection: the designer has donated one of her amazing originals, a frothy pink evening dress
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  • The exhibit also displayed many other of Coco Chanel's signature originals such as these Chanel tweed suits and various gowns and jewelry.
  • His latest fashions are often originals from English designer Vivienne Westwood.
  • Alongside a few hand-chosen vintage pieces, her own designs are an eclectic mix of recycled items and originals.
2An eccentric or unusual person: he was one of the true originals
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  • They were true originals on this late 1983 release, more weird and as depressingly great as ever, with two drummers and Mark E Smith in top form.
  • Simply by being alive, by being brought up in south London and having mixed parentage, he was an original.
  • New York playwright Will Eno is an original, a maverick wordsmith whose weird, wry dramas gurgle with the grim humour and pain of life.
Latinrara avis
informal character, oddball, odd/queer fish, nut, weirdo, weirdie
British informal one-off, odd bod, oner
North American informal wacko, wack, screwball, kook
US informal wackadoo, wackadoodle
informal , dated card, case


Middle English (the earliest use being in the phrase original sin): from Old French, or from Latin originalis, from origin- (see origin).

  • Orient from Late Middle English:

    Since the Middle Ages the countries of the East have been referred to as the Orient—the first recorded use of the term appears in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The name goes back to Latin oriri ‘to rise’, also the source of original (Late Middle English) and refers to the rising of the sun. The opposite is Occident, a name for the countries of the West which comes from Latin occidere ‘to go down, set’, and refers to the setting of the sun. The English football club Orient (later known as Clapton Orient, and now as Leyton Orient) was founded in 1881. The name was suggested by a player who worked for the Orient shipping line, and was appropriate, as the club is based in the East End of London. Disorient (mid 17th century) was originally ‘to turn from the east’.

Palabras que riman con original

regional • coronal • arsenal

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Pronunciación: ˈduːfʌs
a stupid person