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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

I have never had to face anything that could overwhelm the native optimism and stubborn perseverance I was blessed with.
Sonia Sotomayor

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

You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Planting native species in our gardens and communities is increasingly important, because indigenous insects, birds and wildlife rely on them. Over thousands, and sometimes millions, of years they have co-evolved to live in local climate and soil conditions.
David Suzuki

Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.
Maya Angelou
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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