Originable to Orphan
(O*rig"i*na*ble) a. Capable of being originated.
(O*rig"i*nal) a. [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 lostMilton.
All her original brightness.
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.
(O*rig"i*nal), n. [Cf. F. original.]
1. Origin; commencement; source.
It hath it original from much grief.Shak.
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,Addison.
Their great Original proclaim.
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. (Zoöl. & 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
(O*rig"i*nal*ist), n. One who is original. [R.]
(O*rig`i*nal"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. originalité.] The quality or state of being original. Macaulay.
1. In the original time, or in an original manner; primarily; from the beginning or origin; not by derivation,
God is originally holy in himself.Bp. Pearson.
2. At first; at the origin; at the time of formation or costruction; as, a book originally written by another
hand. "Originally a half length [portrait]." Walpole.
(O*rig"i*nal*ness) n. The quality of being original; originality. [R.] Johnson.