|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"
|5.||[ adjective ] owned or maintained for the public by the national government|
|6.||[ noun ] a person who owes allegiance to that nation|
"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"
|8.||[ adjective ] of or relating to nationality|