original - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    the first form of something from which copies have been made

    Make photocopies for yourself and send the originals to the finance department.

    The Greek translation is faithful to the Hebrew original.

    1. a.
      a painting or other piece of art that was done by the artist, not a copy of it

      Is that Picasso an original?

  2. 2
    informal someone who thinks or behaves in an unusual way and is interesting or entertaining