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Definition 1: a person who owes allegiance to that nation - [noun denoting person]

Samples where national or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a monarch has a duty to his subjects

Synonyms for national in the sense of this definition

(national is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of national ) a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community

(... is a kind of national ) a person from your own country

(... is a kind of national ) one who loves and defends his or her country

(... is a member of national) the people who live in a nation or country

"a statement that sums up the nation's mood" "the news was announced to the nation" "the whole country worshipped him"

Definition 2: limited to or in the interests of a particular nation - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where national or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • national interests
  • isolationism is a strictly national policy

(national is similar to ...) devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others

"nationalist aspirations" "minor nationalistic differences"

(means also ...) of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation

"domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"

Definition 3: concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where national or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the national government
  • national elections
  • of national concern
  • the national highway system
  • national forests

(national is similar to ...) national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units

"the Federal Bureau of Investigation" "federal courts" "the federal highway program" "federal property"

Definition 4: of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where national or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • national hero
  • national anthem
  • a national landmark

Definition 5: of or relating to nationality - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where national or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • national origin

Definition 6: characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where national or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a national trait

Definition 7: inside the country - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where national or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior
  • the nation's internal politics

Synonyms for national in the sense of this definition

(national is similar to ...) of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation

"domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"

Definition 8: owned or maintained for the public by the national government - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where national or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • national parks

(national is similar to ...) not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole

"the public good" "public libraries" "public funds" "public parks" "a public scandal" "public gardens" "performers and members of royal families are public figures"

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