Definition of National

1. Noun. A person who owes allegiance to that nation. "A monarch has a duty to his subjects"

Exact synonyms: Subject
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Group relationships: Country, Land, Nation
Specialized synonyms: Citizen, Compatriot, Nationalist, Patriot
Derivative terms: Subject, Subject

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country. "A national landmark"
Partainyms: Nation
Derivative terms: Nationality, Nationality

3. Adjective. Limited to or in the interests of a particular nation. "Isolationism is a strictly national policy"
Also: Domestic
Similar to: Nationalist, Nationalistic
Antonyms: International
Derivative terms: Nationality

4. Adjective. Concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country. "National forests"
Similar to: Federal
Antonyms: Local
Derivative terms: Nationality

5. Adjective. Owned or maintained for the public by the national government. "National parks"
Similar to: Public

6. Adjective. Inside the country. "The nation's internal politics"
Exact synonyms: Home, Interior, Internal
Similar to: Domestic

7. Adjective. Characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation. "A national trait"
Partainyms: Nation
Derivative terms: Nationality

8. Adjective. Of or relating to nationality. "National origin"
Derivative terms: Nationality
Partainyms: Nationality

Definition of National

1. a. Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc.

Definition of National

1. Adjective. Of or having to do with a nation. ¹

2. Adjective. (by extension) Of or having to do with a country (sovereign state). ¹

3. Noun. A citizen of a nation. ¹

4. Noun. (usually plural) A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete. ¹

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Definition of National

1. a citizen of a nation [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of National

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national (current term)
national academy
national academy of sciences
national airline
national anthem
national anthems
national archive
national archives
national bank
national capital
national censorship
national centre for health care technology

Literary usage of National

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Federal Historic Preservation Laws by Sara K. Blumenthal (1994)
"The Historic Sites Act of established that "it is a national policy to preserve for public use historic sites, buildings, and objects of national ..."

2. Publications of the American Statistical Association by American Statistical Association (1920)
"Our national participation in the war has brought with it an enormous demand for prompt and exact statistical information. Such a demand is, of course, ..."

3. Handbook of Settlements by Robert Archey Woods, Albert Joseph Kennedy (1911)
"HANDBOOK OF SETTLEMENTS national CONFERENCES OF SETTLEMENTS A succession of more or less informal national gatherings of settlement workers have been held ..."

4. The Public Domain: Its History, with Statistics by Thomas Donaldson (1881)
"DERIVATION OF TITLE TO THE national DOMAIN. The English, by reason of tho ... The title our national domain comes, first, by discovery by the Cabots; ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"Incorporated banks, in the United States, are divided into national, state, and savings banks, ... national banks are chartered by the federal government. ..."

6. Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting by American Economic Association (1917)
"THE national POINT OF VIEW IN ECONOMICS ANNUAL. ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT THOMAS N. CARVER Harvard University A convenient text is found in one of the most ..."

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