from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to a nation as an organized whole: a national anthem.
- adj. Of or relating to nationality: their national origin.
- adj. Characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation: a national trait.
- adj. Of or maintained by the government of a nation: a national landmark.
- adj. Being in the interest of one's own nation: Isolationism is a strictly national policy.
- adj. Devoted to one's own nation or its interests; patriotic.
- n. A citizen of a particular nation. See Synonyms at citizen.
- n. A contest or tournament involving participants from all parts of a nation. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or having to do with a nation.
- adj. Of or having to do with a country (sovereign state).
- n. A citizen of a nation.
- n. A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general
- adj. Attached to one's own country or nation.
- n. A citizen (of a particular country).
- n. A country-wide sports competition; for a series of competitions, the plural form is usually used.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a nation, or a country regarded as a whole: opposed to local or provincial, and in the United States to State: as, national troops, defenses, debt, expenditure, etc.; hence, general; public: as, national interests; the national welfare.
- Established and maintained by the nation, or by authority of its laws: as, national banks; a national system of education; a national church.
- Peculiar or common to the whole people of a country: as, national language, customs, or dress; a national trait; a national religion; national pride.
- Characterized by attachment or devotion to one's own race or country, or its institutions.
- See assembly.
- The uame of the popular assembly after the revolution of 1848, and again in 1871 after the fail of the second empire in 1870.
- According to the Constitution of 1875, the name of the two houses, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, when in joint session.
- A name sometimes given to the organized militia in some parts of the United States. Abbreviated N. G.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who owes allegiance to that nation
- adj. concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country
- adj. owned or maintained for the public by the national government
- adj. of or relating to nationality
- adj. characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation
- adj. of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
- adj. inside the country
- adj. limited to or in the interests of a particular nation
From New Latin nationalis, from Latin natio ("nation"); see nation. (Wiktionary)