national


1na·tion·al

adjective \ˈnash-nəl, ˈna-shə-nəl\

: of or relating to an entire nation or country

: owned and controlled or operated by a national government

Full Definition of NATIONAL

1
:  of or relating to a nation
3
:  comprising or characteristic of a nationality
4
:  belonging to or maintained by the federal government
5
:  of, relating to, or being a coalition government formed by most or all major political parties usually in a crisis
na·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of NATIONAL

  1. She won the national championship last year.
  2. His test scores were higher than the national average.
  3. Doing well in the Olympics is a matter of national pride.
  4. Baseball is called America's national pastime.
  5. The game was shown on national television.
  6. Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
  7. the National Museum of Art

First Known Use of NATIONAL

1580

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Rhymes with NATIONAL

2national

noun

: a person who is a citizen of a country

nationals : competitions in which people or teams from all areas of a country compete

Full Definition of NATIONAL

1
:  one that owes allegiance to or is under the protection of a nation without regard to the more formal status of citizen or subject
2
:  a competition that is national in scope —usually used in plural

Examples of NATIONAL

  1. She's a Mexican national now working in the United States.
  2. The U.S. Nationals will be held in New York City this year.

First Known Use of NATIONAL

1887

Related to NATIONAL

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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