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Meaning of NATIONAL

Pronunciation:  'nashunl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
  2. [adj]  inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"
  3. [adj]  concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country; "the national government"; "national elections"; "of national concern"; "the national highway system"; "national forests"
  4. [adj]  limited to or in the interests of a particular nation; "national interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national policy"
  5. [adj]  owned or maintained for the public by the national government; "national parks"
  6. [adj]  of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country; "national hero"; "national anthem"; "a national landmark"
  7. [adj]  of or relating to nationality; "national origin"
  8. [adj]  characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation; "a national trait"

NATIONAL is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: domestic, federal, general, home(a), interior(a), internal, nationalist, nationalistic, public, subject
 Antonyms: international, local
 See Also: a people, citizen, compatriot, country, human, individual, land, mortal, nation, nationalist, patriot, person, somebody, someone, soul



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Na"tion*al\ (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. national.]
1. Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or
   race; public; general; as, a national government,
   language, dress, custom, calamity, etc.

2. Attached to one's own country or nation.

{National anthem}, a popular song or hymn which has become by
   general acceptance the recognized musical expression of
   the patriotic sentiment of a nation; as, ``God save the
   King'' is called the national anthem of England.

{National bank}, the official common name of a class of
   banking corporations established under the laws of the
   United States.

{National flag}. See under {Flag}.

{National guard}, a body of militia, or a local military
   organization, as in Paris during the French Revolution, or
   as certain bodies of militia in other European countries
   and in the United States.

{National salute}, a salute consisting of as many guns as
   there are States in the Union. [U.S.]

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