[nash-uh-nl, nash-nuh l] /ˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl/
of, relating to, or maintained by a as an organized whole or independent political unit:
owned, preserved, or maintained by the federal government:
a national wildlife refuge.
peculiar or common to the whole people of a country:
devoted to one’s own , its interests, etc.; patriotic:
to stir up national pride.
concerning or encompassing an entire :
a national radio network.
limited to one .
a citizen or subject of a particular who is entitled to its protection:
U.S. nationals living abroad.
Often, nationals. a national competition, tournament, or the like:
We’re invited to Minneapolis for the nationals.
a national company or organization.
of, involving, or relating to a nation as a whole
of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular nation: the national dress of Poland
(rare) nationalistic or patriotic
a citizen or subject
a national newspaper
the National, short for the Grand National
1590s, from Middle French national (from Old French nation), and also from nation + -al (1). As a noun, “citizen of a (particular) nation,” from 1887. National anthem first recorded 1819, in Shelley. Related: Nationally.
noun 1. one of some 6000 college scholarships awarded annually since 1956, by the nonprofit, grant-supported National Merit Scholarship Corporation, to high-school students (National Merit Scholars) on the basis of scholastic record, personal character, and score on a test administered nationally.
noun 1. a monument, as a historic site or geographical area, owned and maintained in the public interest by the federal government.
noun 1. a women’s rights organization founded in 1966. Abbreviation: NOW. National Organization for Women (NOW) A major feminist organization, founded in the middle 1960s, when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission failed to enforce a clause in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender. One of its founders was […]
- National origins act of 1924
A law that severely restricted immigration by establishing a system of national quotas that blatantly discriminated against immigrants from southern and eastern Europe and virtually excluded Asians. The policy stayed in effect until the 1960s.