Definitions of native

  1. being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning; " native Americans"; " the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
  2. a person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous person
  3. as found in nature in the elemental form; " native copper"
  4. belonging to one by birth; " my native land"; " one's native language"
  5. being such by origin; " the native North American sugar maple"; " many native artists studied abroad"
  6. Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
  7. 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.
  8. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.
  9. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc.
  10. Naturally related; cognate; connected ( with).
  11. Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver.
  12. Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride.
  13. 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.
  14. Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. One born in a certain country or place.
  18. Inborn.
  19. From or by birth: produced by nature: pertaining to the time or place of birth: original.
  20. One born in any place: an original inhabitant.
  23. One born in any place.
  24. Produced by nature; inborn; pertaining to the place of ones birth.
  25. Of or pertaining to one's birth or birthplace.
  26. Occurring in nature in a pure state.
  27. One born in, or any product of, a given place.
  28. Produced by nature: original; natural; not acquired; not artificial; conferred by birth; pertaining to one's birthplace: born with; congenial.
  29. 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.
  30. Animals and plants which originated in the district or area in which they live, not those imported there into.

Usage examples for native

  1. He was not then so closely watched; and one day he contrived to make his escape, the dog followed him, and came directly to his native village. – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  2. Perhaps I should say a native one. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Weyup, the half- brother of the other native girl, was also present, and therefore evidently favoured Miago's cause. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Grey
  4. She is a prisoner for our holy faith, And in your native land, alas! – Mary Stuart A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  5. The desire to see our beloved native land was strong upon us, and we could not wait. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  6. Well, as he was going back to his native place, he wanted to treat us. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  7. Its most famous nugget was discovered by a native boy in June 1851 at Meroo Creek, near the present town of Bathurst. – The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention by Cochrane, Robert
  8. I left Liverpool at the age of seventeen and returned by railway to my native village. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  9. Only an Iroquois, adopted or native, can understand how Thendara is to be found. – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  10. And I might add that that's a year longer than any Ulleran native is ever allowed to spend on Niflheim. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  11. This is a precaution to prevent weapons falling into the hands of the native. – The Congo and Coasts of Africa by Richard Harding Davis
  12. Just put on the slinkiest thing you've got and get ready to go native. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  13. The captain consented to give me a passage, and in two months I was once more in my native country. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  14. But, my friend, this is not your native Paradise. – The Fugitive by Rabindranath Tagore
  15. " Shame on the ladies of my native land! – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  16. In his native land Spring comes too late." – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  17. I am the joke, and it's on Gridley for being my native town. – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock
  18. The native dogs I dislike intensely. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  19. Cloth boards 2 6 Our Native Songsters. – Colour Measurement and Mixture by W. de W. Abney
  20. I had not thought until last evening that a tie of native land drew them together. – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood