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.
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
When you plant native wildflowers, you're planting a buffet for the wildlife that needs that to survive, that's the refueling stations for Wildlife Service.Bats.
American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralise every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native good-will, complacency thoughtlessness, and optimism.
There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.
To see the forests growing to see that were actually doing some good is a very rewarding thing. A very satisfying thing, knowing which trees to plant is actually harder than youd think. We plant about three million seedlings per year in Iceland. Most people have simply, until now, you use what you have. Here in Iceland, its the native birch. [You] plant them and you expect that they grow. And then, the climate changes.
We as an Indigenous and native people in Rapid City sometimes we are not recognizing our power in our community, the power that we bring, the business that we bring to this community. We have the power to shift and make change if we stand together collectively.
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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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