- 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.
- patriotic or nationalist
- established, maintained, or owned by the federal government: a national park
Origin of nationalFrench
- a person under the protection of a (specified) country: citizen or subject
- the national headquarters or administration of an organization
- [often pl.] a competition in which participants compete for a nationwide ranking, title, championship, etc.