Definition of Native

1. Noun. An indigenous person who was born in a particular place. "The Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"

Exact synonyms: Aboriginal, Aborigine, Indigen, Indigene
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Levantine, Mauritian, Filipino, Russian, Seychellois
Derivative terms: Aboriginal, Aboriginal



2. Adjective. Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin. "Many native artists studied abroad"

3. Noun. A person born in a particular place or country. "He is a native of Brazil"
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

4. Adjective. Belonging to one by birth. "One's native language"
Similar to: Connatural, Inborn, Inbred
Antonyms: Adopted
Derivative terms: Nativeness

5. Noun. Indigenous plants and animals.
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism

6. Adjective. Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning. "The aboriginal peoples of Australia"
Exact synonyms: Aboriginal
Derivative terms: Aboriginal, Aborigine, Nativeness
Antonyms: Nonnative

7. Adjective. As found in nature in the elemental form. "Native copper"
Similar to: Pure
Derivative terms: Nativeness

Definition of Native

1. a. Arising by birth; having an origin; born.

2. n. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or vegetable, produced in a certain region; as, a native of France.

Definition of Native

1. Adjective. Belonging to one by birth. ¹

2. Adjective. Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from prehistoric times. ¹

3. Adjective. (chiefly North America also '''Native''') Of or relating to North American Indians or Aboriginal people. ¹

4. Adjective. Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin. ¹

5. Adjective. (context: biology of a species) Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by man. ¹

6. Adjective. (context: computing of software) Pertaining to the system or architecture in question. ¹

7. Adjective. (minerology) Occurring naturally in its pure or uncombined form; native aluminium, native salt. ¹

8. Noun. A person who is native to a place (literal or metaphoric). ¹

9. Noun. (chiefly North America also '''Native''') A North American Indian or Aboriginal person. ¹

10. Noun. Sometimes used pejoratively against indigenous peoples by their colonizers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Native

1. an original inhabitant of an area [n -S]

Medical Definition of Native

1. 1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or vegetable, produced in a certain region; as, a native of France. 2. Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds. 1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born. "Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native, rising and vanishing again in long periods of times." (Cudworth) 2. Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the place or the circumstances in which one is born; opposed to foreign; as, native land, language, colour, etc. 3. Born in the region in which one lives; as, a native inhabitant, race; grown or originating in the region where used or sold; not foreign or imported; as, native oysters, or strawberries. 4. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust. 5. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc. "Courage is native to you." (Jowett (Thucyd)) 6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with). "the head is not more native to the heart, . Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father." (Shak) 7. Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver. Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride. Native American party. See American, Native bear, the koala. Native bread, the Australian bustard (Choriotis australis); called also bebilya. Synonym: Natural, natal, original, congential. Native, Natural, Natal. Natural refers to the nature of a thing, or that which springs therefrom; native, to one's birth or origin; as, a native country, language, etc.; natal, to the circumstances of one's birth; as, a natal day, or star. Native talent is that which is inborn; natural talent is that which springs from the structure of the mind. Native eloquence is the result of strong innate emotion; natural eloquence is opposed to that which is studied or artifical. Origin: F. Natif, L. Nativus, fr. Nasci, p.p. Natus. See Nation, and cf. Naive, Nelf a serf. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Native

nationalizing
nationally
nationalness
nationals
nationhood
nationhoods
nationism
nationisms
nationist
nationists
nationless
nationlike
nations
nationwide
natisite
native (current term)
native-born
native Australian
native albumin
native aluminium
native bear
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native cat
native cats
native code
native codes
native companion
native companions
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native cranberry

Literary usage of Native

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1. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"native INDIAN ART REMARKS OF MRS. ... The subject of conversation was naturally the Indians, especially their native talents. Unsuspicious of any design on ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"Behold them weeping for their native more! 354 What could their wives or ... Thus Mr. Travers : Then well may Greece require her native foil, ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"ith Bengal native infantry on He obtained a lieu- ! BXI, on 28 Sept. was appointed to ... Historical Sketch of the" native States of India,' 1870, 8vo. 6. ..."

4. A Cyclopedia of Missions: Containing a Comprehensive View of Missionary by Harvey Newcomb (1860)
"Two other native teachers were afterwards sent to these islands. Peace and purity prevailed among the native believers ; and the native ..."

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