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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

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

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

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

What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.
Wade Davis
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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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