1. [ adjective ] of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country

"national hero" "national anthem" "a national landmark"

Related terms: country state
2. [ adjective ] limited to or in the interests of a particular nation

"national interests" "isolationism is a strictly national policy"

Related terms: international nationalist domestic
3. [ adjective ] concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country

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

Related terms: local federal general
4. [ adjective ] inside the country
Synonyms: internal interior home

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

Related terms: domestic
5. [ adjective ] owned or maintained for the public by the national government

"national parks"

Related terms: public
6. [ noun ] a person who owes allegiance to that nation
Synonyms: subject

"a monarch has a duty to his subjects"

Related terms: person citizen patriot compatriot nation
7. [ adjective ] characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation

"a national trait"

Related terms: nation
8. [ adjective ] of or relating to nationality

"national origin"

Related terms: nationality
Similar spelling:   nationally