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original

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1 coming before all others in time or order

  • the original plan had to be discarded when the situation changed drastically
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2 having the skill and imagination to create new things

  • an original artist who wanted his paintings to convey his emotional responses to the people, objects, and landscapes he painted
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3 not known or experienced before

  • separate categories for original and adapted screenplays
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new, novel, original, fresh mean having recently come into existence or use. new may apply to what is freshly made and unused
    • new brick
or has not been known before
    • new designs
or not experienced before.
    • starts the new job
novel applies to what is not only new but strange or unprecedented.
    • a novel approach to the problem
original applies to what is the first of its kind to exist.
    • a man without one original idea
fresh applies to what has not lost its qualities of newness such as liveliness, energy, brightness.
    • a fresh start

original

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1 something from which copies are made

  • please make copies to hand out, but keep the original
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2 a person of odd or whimsical habits

  • the town's singing mailman is an original, all right
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odd duck, piece of work

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