1.  Belonging or pertaining to the origin or beginning of something, or to a thing at its beginning: The book still has its original binding.
2.  New; fresh; inventive; novel: an original way of advertising.
3.  Arising or proceeding independently of anything else: an original view of history.
4.  Capable of or given to thinking or acting in an independent, creative, or individual manner: an original thinker.
5.  Created, undertaken, or presented for the first time: to give the original performance of a string quartet.