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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.
  21. NATIVELY.
  22. NATIVENESS.
  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. One born in a place; a thing not foreign; that which grows in the country.
  31. Animals and plants which originated in the district or area in which they live, not those imported there into.
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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
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