Definitions of native

  1. 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.
  2. Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.
  3. One born in a certain country or place.
  4. One born in any place: an original inhabitant.
  6. One born in any place.
  7. One born in, or any product of, a given place.
  9. belonging to one by birth; " my native land"; " one's native language"
  10. being such by origin; " the native North American sugar maple"; " many native artists studied abroad"
  11. Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
  12. 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.
  13. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.
  14. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc.
  15. Naturally related; cognate; connected ( with).
  16. Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver.
  17. Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride.
  18. 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.
  19. Pertaining to one's birth or to the place of one's birth; born or produced in, or belonging to, a country; peculiar to those born in a country; produced by nature; not artificial; as, native copper; inborn; not acquired; natural; as, native charm.
  20. From or by birth: produced by nature: pertaining to the time or place of birth: original.
  21. Produced by nature; inborn; pertaining to the place of ones birth.
  22. Occurring in nature in a pure state.
  23. Produced by nature: original; natural; not acquired; not artificial; conferred by birth; pertaining to one's birthplace: born with; congenial.
  24. Not acquired; produced by nature; belonging to the place or country; pert. to the time or place of birth; applied to a metal or other substance found in nature almost in a pure state, as native iron, native copper, native arsenic, & c.
  25. Animals and plants which originated in the district or area in which they live, not those imported there into.