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Native meaning

native - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.
  4. 4. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc.
  5. 5. Naturally related; cognate; connected ( with).
  6. 6. Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver.
  7. 7. Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. One born in any place.
  12. 12. Produced by nature; inborn; pertaining to the place of one’ s birth.

native - examples of usage

  1. He would push on through the night, and sleep in his native village.
  2. At Ladysmith I engaged another native to accompany me to Maritzburg. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. One may wonder as to how it struck the native. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
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