Webster 1913 Edition
Pertaining to the origin or beginning; preceding all others; first in order; primitive; primary; pristine;
originalstate of man; the
originallaws of a country; the
originalinventor of a process.
His form had yet not lost
Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine;
originaltext of Scripture.
Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive;
Before unused or unknown; new;
as, a book full of.
the first sin of Adam, as related to its consequences to his descendants of the human race; – called also
total depravity. See
Origin; commencement; source.
It hath it
originalfrom much grief.
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
That which precedes all others of its class; archetype; first copy; hence, an original work of art, manuscript, text, and the like, as distinguished from a copy, translation, etc.
The Scriptures may be now read in their own
An original thinker or writer; an originator.
Men who are bad at copying, yet are good
C. G. Leland.
A person of marked eccentricity.
(Zool. & Bot.)
The natural or wild species from which a domesticated or cultivated variety has been derived;
as, the wolf is thought by some to be the.
originalof the dog, the blackthorn the
originalof the plum
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Origin. [See Origin, with which it accords in signification.]
2.Fountain; source; cause; that from which any thing primarily proceeds; that which gives existence or beginning. The apostasy is believed to have been the origin of moral evil. The origin of many of our customs is lost in antiquity. Nations, like individuals, are ambitious to trace their descent from an honorable origin.
1.First in order; preceding all others; as the original state of man; the original laws of a country; original rights or powers; the original question in debate.
2.Primitive; pristine; as the original perfection of Adam.
Original sin, as applied to Adam, was his first act of disobedience in eating the forbidden fruit; as applied to his posterity, it is understood to mean either the sin of Adam imputed to his posterity, or that corruption of nature, or total depravity, which has been derived from him in consequence of his apostasy. On this subject divines are not agreed.
In strictness, original sin is an improper use of words, as sin, ex vi termini, implies volition and the transgression of a known rule of duty by a moral agent. But this application of the words has been established by long use, and it serves to express ideas which many wise and good men entertain on this subject.
3.Having the power to originate new thoughts or combinations of thought; as an original genius.