What does native mean?

Definitions for native
ˈneɪ tɪvna·tive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word native.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. native(noun)

    a person born in a particular place or country

    "he is a native of Brazil"

  3. native(adj)

    indigenous plants and animals

  4. native(adj)

    characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin

    "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"

  5. native(adj)

    belonging to one by birth

    "my native land"; "one's native language"

  6. native, aboriginal(adj)

    characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning

    "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"

  7. native(adj)

    as found in nature in the elemental form

    "native copper"

GCIDE

  1. Native(a.)

    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.

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

  2. Native(a.)

    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

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

  3. Native(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; the natives are restless.

Wiktionary

  1. native(Noun)

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

    She is a regular Wiki* native.

    Etymology: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.

  2. native(Noun)

    A North American Indian or Aboriginal person.

    Etymology: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.

  3. native(Noun)

    Sometimes used pejoratively against indigenous peoples by their colonizers.

    Some natives must have stolen our cattle.

    Etymology: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.

  4. native(Adjective)

    Belonging to one by birth.

    Etymology: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.

  5. native(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.

  6. native(Adjective)

    Of or relating to North American Indians or Aboriginal people.

    Etymology: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.

  7. native(Adjective)

    Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin.

    Many native artists studied abroad.

    Etymology: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.

  8. native(Adjective)

    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.

    Etymology: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.

  9. native(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the system or architecture in question.

    Etymology: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.

  10. native(Adjective)

    Occurring naturally in its pure or uncombined form; native aluminium, native salt.

    Etymology: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Native(adj)

    arising by birth; having an origin; born

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

  2. Native(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

  3. Native(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

  4. Native(adj)

    original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

  5. Native(adj)

    conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

  6. Native(adj)

    naturally related; cognate; connected (with)

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

  7. Native(adj)

    found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

  8. Native(adj)

    found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

  9. Native(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

  10. Native(noun)

    any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds

    Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Native

    nā′tiv, adj. arising or appearing by birth: produced by nature: pertaining to the time or place of birth: belonging by birth, hereditary, natural, original: occurring uncombined with other substances, as metals.—n. one born in any place: an original inhabitant: (pl.) oysters raised in artificial beds.—adv. Nā′tively.—ns. Nā′tiveness; Nā′tivism, the belief that the mind possesses some ideas or forms of thought that are inborn, and not derived from sensation: the disposition to favour the natives of a country in preference to immigrants; Nā′tivist.—adj. Nativis′tic.—n. Nativ′ity, state or fact of being born: time, place, and manner of birth: the birth of Christ, hence the festival of His birth, Christmas—also a picture representing His birth: state or place of being produced: a horoscope.—Native rock, stone not yet quarried. [Fr.,—L. nativusnasci, natus, to be born.]

Editors Contribution

  1. native

    A person born in a specific place, nation or country.

    The indigenous people in France were correct to ask for specific rights due to their heritage.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 1, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'native' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3816

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'native' in Adjectives Frequency: #521

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How to say native in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of native in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of native in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of native in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain:

    There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

  2. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein:

    Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.

  3. Grant Woods:

    This is something that we've seen across the country from the most educated, most sophisticated patient to the least, and we're talking a matter of days not a matter of weeks or months or years. They knew—certainly should have known—that they were going to leave in their wake devastation across this country. Some believe prescription painkiller makers should have known how highly addictive their products were. (Reuters) Woods is helping Ohio sue several prescription painkiller manufacturers and is consulting with several others on their upcoming litigation against the same companies. The basis for their litigation is nearly identical to the strategy used by states against Big Tobacco in the 1990s. Both manufactured a product they allegedly knew to be highly addictive but downplayed the risk to the public. Once hooked, states bore the treatment cost of the resulting public health epidemic. INDIANA MAN KILLS DOCTOR WHO REFUSED TO PRESCRIBE WIFE OPIOIDS I think the responsibility goes to the doctors, goes to the medical rep, goes to the pharmaceutical companies, said Dr. Howard Samuels, founder of The Hills addiction treatment center in Los Angeles. Fox News spoke to several patients at Samuels’ in-patient facility. All of them told a similar story of receiving a painkiller prescription from their physician for anywhere from 60 to 120 pills of powerful opioids like Oxycontin, Vicodin or Norco. The cause of their pain ranged from an auto accident to a broken ankle. My back – I crushed the bottom three vertebrae, then they prescribed me Oxycontin, said a former high school football player from Ohio. A woman from New Jersey added, I was getting 120 oxy a month. When I told him my pain persisted after a few hours, he upped by dosage. Another patient started on Vicodin, but got so addicted he would buy any type of opioid he could find. The White House Office for National Drug Control Policy says 80 percent of heroin users today started their addiction when doctors prescribed pain killers. (Reuters) A doctor is the best drug dealer you can ever get, said the native Angeleno. Once he knew I had the cash I could get anything. My first prescription was $300, and about $150 a week after that. And when one pharmacy started to get suspicious, he told me where to go. TRUMP'S OPIOID COMMISSION CAN HELP KEEP DEADLY DRUGS OUT OF AMERICA While there is plenty of blame to go around, the 25 lawsuits already filed share similar allegations: - Deceptive ads suggesting opioids were effective treating chronic pain like back injuries; - marketing that downplayed the risk of addiction; - undisclosed use of paid doctors to promote the benefits of opioids - use of front groups to.

  4. Anonymous, As told in Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes:

    A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, "I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one. The grandson asked him, Which wolf will win the fight in your heart? The grandfather answered, The one I feed.

  5. Ian Bartoszek:

    The ecological impact of removing so many adult pythons from a relatively small area of Collier County can only be positive for our native wildlife, we need to utilize all tools available and develop additional techniques to capture and remove Burmese pythons in Florida.

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  • اصليArabic
  • rodný, rodák, domorodecCzech
  • hjemmehørendeDanish
  • 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, maternel, originaire deFrench
  • gnèitheachScottish Gaelic
  • देHindi
  • születésű, hazai, belföldi, anyanyelviHungarian
  • մայրենի, հայրենիArmenian
  • asliIndonesian
  • nativoItalian
  • 自国, 土着Japanese
  • 토산의Korean
  • indigenusLatin
  • tangata whenuaMāori
  • ingeboren, inheems, inwoner, oorspronkelijk, inboorling, moeder-, autochtoon, geboren en getogen, geboorte-, aangeborenDutch
  • innfødtNorwegian
  • 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
  • inhemskSwedish
  • జన్మస్థలంTelugu
  • ріднийUkrainian
  • געבוירןYiddish
  • 本地人Chinese

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