Definitions for native
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native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginalnoun
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.
Etymology: From natif, from nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Produced by nature; natural, not artificial.
Etymology: nativus, Latin; natif-ve, Fr.
She more sweet than any bird on bough,
Would oftentimes amongst them bear a part,
And strive to pass, as she could well enough,
Their native musick by her skilful art. Fairy Q. b. ii.
This doctrine doth not enter by the ear,
But of itself is native in the breast. Davies.
The members retired to their homes, reassume the native sedateness of their temper. Jonathan Swift.
But ours is a privilege ancient and native,
Hangs not on an ordinance, or power legislative;
And first, ’tis to speak whatever we please. John Denham.
If these men have defeated the law, and outrun native punishment; though they can outstrip men they have no wings to fly from God. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
Many of our bodies shall, no doubt,
Find native graves. William Shakespeare, Hen. V.
Have I now seen death? is this the way
I must return to native dust? O sight
Of terror, foul, and ugly to behold. John Milton, Par. Lost.
All cause unborn, could never be the native
Of our so frank donation. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Make no extirpation of the natives, under pretence of planting religion, God surely will no way be pleased with such sacrifices. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, the humble mushroom scarcely known,
The lowly native of a country town. John Dryden, Juv.
There stood a monument to Tacitus the historian, to the emperors Tacitus and Florianus, all natives of the place. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Native refers to someone or something that originates from a particular place or area. It is associated with one's birthplace or the place where they have originated, grown, or been developed. Native can also pertain to anything indigenous or naturally occurring in a specified environment. It may refer to people, plants, animals, languages, and other aspects of ecology and culture.
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
Etymology: [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Nave, Neif a serf.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. nativus—nasci, natus, to be born.]
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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Rank popularity for the word 'native' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3816
Rank popularity for the word 'native' in Adjectives Frequency: #521
The numerical value of native in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of native in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
What greater grief than the loss of one's native land.
The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.
Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.
These vacancies hit native communities hard, and Native Americans represent one more broken promise to native people.
Martin Luther King Jr.Why taught us that racial injustice in United States started with the arrival of colonizers on Native land. The violence these settlers used first against Indigenous peoples, then against Black slaves, was predicated on White supremacist beliefs. White supremacy is upheld by false origin myths about the United States, ignored by whitewashing brutal anti-Native and anti-Black policies, and sustained by stereotyped, inaccurate portrayals of Native people and people of color in popular culture, to create a just world, all people of every race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender expression, and age, must stand together and tell truthful stories about our past and hopeful stories about our future.
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- 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, maternel, originaire deFrench
- gnèitheachScottish Gaelic
- születésű, hazai, belföldi, anyanyelviHungarian
- 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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