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national (belonging, nation, country)

Definition:

of, relating to, or belonging to a nation or country

Class:

pertaining adjective (relational/pertainym)

Derived from:

nation

Related to:

nationality

Derivative:

nationally

Comparative:

more national

Superlative:

most national

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • a national landmark
  • national anthem
  • national hero

Synonyms:

nat. [abbreviation] | natl. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

French, from Latin natio(n-) "birth, race of people" (see "nation")
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

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Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

national | National | natl [abbreviation] | the National [sense-specific] | nationally [adverb, derived]

of, involving, or relating to a nation as a whole | of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular nation | [rare] nationalistic or patriotic | a ... (24 of 472 words, 6 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/national

Wikipedia:

National [disambiguation]

may refer to: Nation or country Nationality | A citizen or subject of a country; by inference, frequently a person who owes loyalty to a country but lacks full membership in it, a non-citizen resident | National (distribution), a type of product or ... (41 of 460 words, 68 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/National

Merriam-Webster:

national [entry 1, adjective] | natl [abbreviation] | nat'l [abbreviation] | nationalist [synonym, sense-specific] | civil [synonym, sense-specific] | public [synonym, sense-specific] | nonnational [antonym, sense-specific] | civic [similar, sense-specific] | federal [similar, sense-specific] | ...

of or relating to a nation | "nationalist" | comprising or characteristic of a nationality | belonging to or maintained by the federal government | ... (21 of 151 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/national

national [entry 2, noun] | nationals [plural] | freeman [synonym, sense-specific] | citizen [synonym, sense-specific] | subject [synonym, sense-specific] | alien [antonym, sense-specific] | noncitizen [antonym, sense-specific] | compatriot [similar, sense-specific] | countryman [similar, sense-specific] | ...

one that owes allegiance to or is under the protection of a nation without regard to the more formal status of citizen or subject | "nationals": a ... (26 of 102 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/national show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

national | the National | nationals | nationally [derived]

relating to or characteristic of a nation; common to a whole nation | owned, controlled, or financially supported by the state | a citizen of a ... (24 of 132 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/national

Random House Dictionary:

national | natl. [abbreviation] | nationals [sense-specific] | nationalist [synonym, sense-specific]

of, pertaining to, or maintained by a nation as an organized whole or independent political unit. | owned, preserved, or maintained by the federal ... (23 of 127 words, 10 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/national

Macmillan British Dictionary:

national

relating to one particular nation and not including other nations ; relating to the whole of a nation and not just a part of it | [only before noun] ... (28 of 107 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/national

national [countable, noun] | nationals [plural]

a citizen of a particular country (6 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/national 12

American Heritage Dictionary:

national | natl. [abbreviation] | nationally [adverb, related]

Of, relating to, or belonging to a nation as an organized whole | Of or relating to nationality | Characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a ... (26 of 105 words, 8 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/national

New World Dictionary:

national | natl [abbreviation] | nationally [adverb, related]

of or having to do with a nation or the nation | affecting a (or the) nation as a whole; nationwide in scope, involvement, representation, etc. | ... (25 of 79 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/national

Cambridge Dictionary:

national [entry 1]

relating to or typical of a whole country and its people, rather than to part of that country or to other countries (22 of 69 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/national 1

national [entry 2]

someone who officially belongs to a particular country (8 of 41 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/national 2

Wiktionary:

national | nationals [plural] | natl. [abbreviation]

Of or having to do with a nation. | Of or having to do with a country (sovereign state). | A citizen of a nation. | "nationals": A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete. (35 of 65 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/national

Britannica Encyclopedia:

nation [medieval university group]

in medieval education, the basic organizational form of early European universities. A nation was formed when groups of students from a particular ... (22 of 185 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/404214​/nation

Columbia Encyclopedia:

nationality

in political theory, the quality of belonging to a nation, in the sense of a group united by various strong ties. Among the usual ties are membership ... (27 of 374 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0834952​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

national | nationals [plural] | natl. [abbreviation]

relating to, belonging to, representing, or affecting a nation, especially a nation as a whole rather than a part of it or section of its territory | ... (26 of 132 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861632443​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

national | the National | nationals

First use: late 16th century

Origin: French, from Latin natio(n-) "birth, race of people" (see "nation")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/national

Online Etymology:

national

First use: 1590s

Origin: "nation" + "-al" (1); national anthem first recorded 1819, in Shelley.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=national

Wiktionary:

national | nationals [plural]

Origin: New Latin nationalis, from Latin natio ("nation"); see nation.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/national

New World Dictionary:

Audio references

Wiktionary:

national | nationals [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "national"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/national

Collins Dictionary:

national | National

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "national"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/national

Macmillan American Dictionary:

national

Audio: North American pronunciation of "national"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/national

national [countable, noun] | nationals [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "national"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

national

Audio: British English pronunciation of "national"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/national

national [countable, noun] | nationals [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "national"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/national 12

Cambridge Dictionary:

national [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "national"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "national"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/national 1

the Free Dictionary:

national

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "national"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "national"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "national" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/national

Google Dictionary:

national | nationals [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "national"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=national

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

national

Audio: North American pronunciation of "national"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=nation​02 word=national

YourDictionary Audio:

national

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "national" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/national

freedictionary.org:

national

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "national" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=national

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