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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

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

On behalf of my native Japan, I am grateful to the culinary community and hospitality industry for working together to raise much-needed funds to aid the tsunami and earthquake victims.
Masaharu Morimoto

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

It's striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating epidemic diseases to give to Europeans, in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases that Indians received from the Old World.
Jared Diamond
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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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