National definition

năshə-nəl, năshnəl
Frequency:
The national headquarters or administration of an organization.
noun
28
11
A person under the protection of a (specified) country: citizen or subject.
noun
24
10
Of or maintained by the government of a nation.

A national landmark.

adjective
23
10
Of or having to do with a nation or the nation.
adjective
14
2
A competition in which participants compete for a nationwide ranking, title, championship, etc.
noun
13
4
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Patriotic or nationalist.
adjective
9
2
Affecting a (or the) nation as a whole; nationwide in scope, involvement, representation, etc.
adjective
6
2
The definition of national is relating to a particular country.

An example of national used as an adjective is the phrase "national flag" which means the flag of a specific country.

adjective
4
0
Devoted to one's own nation or its interests; patriotic.
adjective
3
0
Of or having to do with a nation.
adjective
3
1
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A subject of a nation.

The diplomats were advised not to interact with any foreign nationals except on official duty.

noun
2
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(usually in the plural) A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.

After winning the regional tournament, the team advanced to the nationals.

noun
2
0
(by extension) Of or having to do with a country (sovereign state).

Import tariffs were raised for the national interest.

adjective
1
0
National is defined as a citizen of a specific country.

An example of a national is a German citizen.

noun
1
1
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a nation.

A national anthem.

adjective
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0
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Of or relating to nationality.

Their national origin.

adjective
0
0
A citizen of a particular nation.

A British national.

noun
2
5
A contest or tournament involving participants from all parts of a nation.
noun
2
5
Established, maintained, or owned by the federal government.

A national park.

adjective
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4

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
national
Plural:
nationals

Origin of national

  • From New Latin nationalis, from Latin natio (“nation"); see nation.

    From Wiktionary