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Definition of Native

Native

  1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
  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, color, 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.
  6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with).
  7. Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver.
  8. Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride.
  9. 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.
  10. Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.

Native Quotations

If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans.
Stephen Hawking

Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Millennials regularly draw ire for their cell phone usage. They're mobile natives, having come of age when landlines were well on their way out and payphones had gone the way of dinosaurs. Because of their native fluency, Millennials recognize mobile phones can do a whole lot more than make calls, enable texting between friends or tweeting.
Chelsea Clinton

American football seems to resemble soccer in that one scores by putting the ball through the opponent's goal; but football, truly is about land. The Settlers want to move the line of scrimmage Westward, the Native Americans want to move it East.
David Mamet

Sixty percent of all Indians live in urban areas, but nobody's writing about them. They're really an underrepresented population, and the ironic thing is very, very few of those we call Native American writers actually grew up on reservations, and yet most of their work is about reservations.
Sherman Alexie
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Native Translations

native in Afrikaans is inheems
native in Dutch is ingeboren, aangeboren
native in French is natif
native in German is angeboren, einheimisch, einheimisch, Eingeborener
native in Italian is natio, unigenito
native in Latin is paterna, paternus
native in Portuguese is nativo
native in Spanish is nativo
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