(noun, adjective)


1. of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country

- national hero

- national anthem

- a national landmark

2. limited to or in the interests of a particular nation

- national interests

- isolationism is a strictly national policy

Similar word(s): domestic, nationalist, nationalistic

3. concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country

- the national government

- national elections

- of national concern

Similar word(s): federal

4. owned or maintained for the public by the national government

- national parks

Similar word(s): public

5. inside the country

- the nation's internal politics

Similar word(s): domestic, home, interior, internal

6. characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation

- a national trait

7. of or relating to nationality

- national origin

Sentences with national as an adjective:

- Import tariffs were raised for the national interest.


1. a person who owes allegiance to that nation

Similar word(s): subject

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

Sentences with national as a noun:

- The diplomats were advised not to interact with any foreign nationals except on official duty.

- After winning the regional tournament, the team advanced to the nationals.