Definitions for nativeˈneɪ tɪv
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native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal(noun)
an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
"the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
a person born in a particular place or country
"he is a native of Brazil"
indigenous plants and animals
characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
"the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"
belonging to one by birth
"my native land"; "one's native language"
characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
"native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
as found in nature in the elemental form
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. In the latter sense, synonymous with domestic.
Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, wit, simplicity, rights, intelligence, etc. Having the same meaning as congenital, but typically used for positive qualities, whereas congenital may be used for negative qualities. See also congenital
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; the natives are restless.
A person who is native to a place (literal or metaphoric).
She is a regular Wiki* native.
A North American Indian or Aboriginal person.
Sometimes used pejoratively against indigenous peoples by their colonizers.
Some natives must have stolen our cattle.
Belonging to one by birth.
Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from prehistoric times.
Of or relating to North American Indians or Aboriginal people.
Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin.
Many native artists studied abroad.
Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by man.
The naturalized Norway maple often outcompetes the native North American sugar maple.
Pertaining to the system or architecture in question.
Occurring naturally in its pure or uncombined form; native aluminium, native salt.
Origin: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.
arising by birth; having an origin; born
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, color, etc
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
original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust
conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc
naturally related; cognate; connected (with)
found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver
found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride
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
any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds
Origin: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'native' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3816
Rank popularity for the word 'native' in Adjectives Frequency: #521
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I love the snow because I'm a native New Yorker.
Dreams are our only geography—our native land.
They're plants that are not native to Washington, DC.
What greater grief than the loss of one's native land.
The Kennewick Man's closest living relatives are Native Americans.
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Translations for native
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- rodný, rodák, domorodecCzech
- Eingeborene, einheimisch, gebürtig, Eingeborener, Ureinwohner, UreinwohnerinGerman
- αυτόχθων, γηγενής, ντόπιος, μητρικός, ιθαγενής, γενέθλιοςGreek
- indiĝeno, indiĝena, denaskaEsperanto
- indígena, natal, nativoSpanish
- paikallinen, alueellinen, [[paikallinen]] [[asukas]], alkuasukas, autoktoninen, alkuperäinen, kotoperäinen, syntyperäinenFinnish
- indigène, autochtone, natif, maternelFrench
- gnèitheachScottish Gaelic
- születésű, hazai, belföldiHungarian
- մայրենի, հայրենիArmenian
- 自国, 土着Japanese
- tangata whenuaMāori
- ingeboren, inheems, inwoner, oorspronkelijk, inboorling, moeder-, autochtoon, geboren en getogen, geboorte-, aangeborenDutch
- tubylec, ojczysty, autochton, rdzenny, rodzimyPolish
- selvagem, nativo, indígenaPortuguese
- localnic, nativ, originară, de la naștere, originar, autohton, indigen, matern, localnicăRomanian
- туземный, выходец, родной, местный, туземец, туземка, коренной, аборигенка, коренная жительница, уроженка, коренной житель, абориген, уроженецRussian
- starosedeoc, samorodan, рођениSerbo-Croatian
- amëtar, autokton, vendësAlbanian
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