What is national?

  • (adj): Of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country.
    Example: "National hero"; "national anthem"; "a national landmark"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on national:

Zdravljica
... poet France PreŇ°eren, considered the national poet of Slovenes ... On 27 September 1989, it became the national anthem of Slovenia ... which the March Revolution in 1848 elevated into a national political programme ...
German Unity Day - History of The National Holiday in Germany - Attempt To Change The Date of National Holiday
... Instead of October 3, the National Reunification should be celebrated on the first Sunday of October ... hours would be seen as a provocation and devaluing the national holiday ... would have meant that it would sometimes fall on 7 October, which happens to have been the national day of East Germany this date would thus have been seen as ...
Orienteering - Governing Bodies - National
... These national bodies are the rule-making body for that nation ... For example the British Orienteering Federation is the national governing body for the United Kingdom ...
Deutschlandlied - Variants, Additions, and Controversial Performances - Notable Performances and Covers
... German musician Nico sometimes performed the national anthem at concerts and dedicated it to militant Andreas Baader, leader of the Red Army Faction ... on the album Volk, which contains fourteen songs with adaptations of national anthems ... In a subsequent television interview German national coach Rainer Kiessler said that he was appalled and could not accept what had happened ...
40th Infantry Division (United States)
... modularization the division has become a four brigade combat team division with National Guardsmen from throughout the Pacific/Western United States and Oceania ... a depot division, it was reorganised as the National Guard division for California, Nevada, and Utah, before seeing service in the Pacific Theatre of World War II ... The division was redesignated the National Guard unit for California alone, and it continues to serve domestically as such, mostly in homeland security ...

More definitions of "national":

  • (adj): Owned or maintained for the public by the national government.
    Example: "National parks"
  • (adj): Concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country.
    Example: "The national government"; "national elections"; "of national concern"; "the national highway system"; "national forests"
  • (noun): A person who owes allegiance to that nation.
    Synonyms: subject
  • (adj): Of or relating to nationality.
    Example: "National origin"
  • (adj): Limited to or in the interests of a particular nation.
    Example: "National interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national policy"
  • (adj): Characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation.
    Example: "A national trait"

Famous quotes containing the word national:

    Humanism, it seems, is almost impossible in America where material progress is part of the national romance whereas in Europe such progress is relished because it feels nice.
    Paul West (b. 1930)

    Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    Just so before we’re international,
    We’re national and act as nationals.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)