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:

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
... The German musician Nico sometimes performed the national anthem at concerts and dedicated it to militant Andreas Baader, leader of the Red Army Faction ... a song titled "Germania", 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 ...
Zdravljica
... Slovene Romantic poet France PreŇ°eren, considered the national poet of Slovenes ... On 27 September 1989, it became the national anthem of Slovenia ... March Revolution in 1848 elevated into a national political programme ...
40th Infantry Division (United States)
... division has become a four brigade combat team division with National Guardsmen from throughout the Pacific/Western United States and Oceania ... After seeing service in World War I as a depot division, it was reorganised as the National Guard division for California, Nevada, and Utah, before ... The division was redesignated the National Guard unit for California alone, and it continues to serve domestically as such, mostly in homeland security operations ...
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 ... an increased working hours would be seen as a provocation and devaluing the national holiday ... on 7 October, which happens to have been the national day of East Germany this date would thus have been seen as commemorating the division of Germany ...

More definitions of "national":

  • (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"
  • (adj): Characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation.
    Example: "A national trait"
  • (noun): A person who owes allegiance to that nation.
    Synonyms: subject
  • (adj): Of or relating to nationality.
    Example: "National origin"
  • (adj): Owned or maintained for the public by the national government.
    Example: "National parks"
  • (adj): Limited to or in the interests of a particular nation.
    Example: "National interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national policy"

Famous quotes containing the word national:

    Let us waive that agitated national topic, as to whether such multitudes of foreign poor should be landed on our American shores; let us waive it, with the one only thought, that if they can get here, they have God’s right to come.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Prestige is the shadow of money and power. Where these are, there it is. Like the national market for soap or automobiles and the enlarged arena of federal power, the national cash-in area for prestige has grown, slowly being consolidated into a truly national system.
    C. Wright Mills (1916–1962)

    The return of the asymmetrical Saturday was one of those small events that were interior, local, almost civic and which, in tranquil lives and closed societies, create a sort of national bond and become the favorite theme of conversation, of jokes and of stories exaggerated with pleasure: it would have been a ready- made seed for a legendary cycle, had any of us leanings toward the epic.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)