native

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The word native has to do with where you're from. You're native to the country where you were born, and places have native plants and animals too.

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Arising by birth; having an origin; born.

Noun
a person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous person

Adjective
belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one''s native language"

Adjective
being such by origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"

Adjective
being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"

Adjective S.
normally existing at birth; "mankind''s connatural sense of the good"

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Adjective S.
as found in nature in the elemental form; "native copper"


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Arising by birth; having an origin; born.

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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.

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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.

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Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.

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Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc.

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Naturally related; cognate; connected (with).

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Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver.

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Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride.

n.
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.

n.
Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.


Native

Na"tive , a. [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p.p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Na'8bve, Nelf a serf.] 1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born. [Obs.]
Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native, rising and vanishing again in long periods of times.
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. Milton. 5. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc.
Courage is native to you.
6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with). [R.]
the head is not more native to the heart, ... Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father.
7. (a) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver. (b) Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride. Native American party. See under American, a. -- Native bear (Zo'94l.), the koala. -- Native bread (Bot.), a large underground fungus, of Australia (Mylitta australis), somewhat resembling a truffle, but much larger. -- Native devil. (Zo'94l.) Same as Tasmanian devil, under Devil. -- Native hen (Zo'94l.), an Australian rail (Tribonyx Mortierii). -- Native pheasant. (Zo'94l.) See Leipoa. -- Native rabbit (Zo'94l.), an Australian marsupial (Perameles lagotis) resembling a rabbit in size and form. -- Native sloth (Zo'94l.), the koala. -- Native thrush (Zo'94l.), an Australian singing bird (Pachycephala olivacea); -- called also thickhead. -- Native turkey (Zo'94l.), the Australian bustard (Choriotis australis); -- called also bebilya. Syn. -- Natural; natal; original; congential. -- Native, Natural, Natal. natural refers to the nature of a thing, or that which springs therefrom; native, to one's birth or origin; as, a native country, language, etc.; natal, to the circumstances of one's birth; as, a natal day, or star. Native talent is that which is inborn; natural talent is that which springs from the structure of the mind. Native eloquence is the result of strong innate emotion; natural eloquence is opposed to that which is studied or artifical.

Native

Na"tive , n. 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. (Stock Breeding) Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds. [U.S.]

Arising by birth; having an origin; born.

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.

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Usage Examples

Lord, Bless our enemies have mercy upon them, may they turn their course and let us alone, and let us live in peace at our homes in our own native land.

I've got tonnes of aboriginal and Native American art, but I'd like even more.

I love Caribbean food. It's a great melting pot of so many cultures including the Native Americans.

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.

I can speak Esperanto like a native.

I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.

In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.

I've always felt, in all my books, that there's a deep decency in the American people and a native intelligence - providing they have the facts, providing they have the information.

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Other Usage Examples

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.

I think people should look at learning about Native American history the same as visiting Washington, D.C., and seeing the monuments there. It's all part of the package.

And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing.

I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.

Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!

My wife was the first romantic partner who understood both American and native parts of me - not so much the positive stuff, but the damage.

On the Native American front, we have turned a new page in the 400-year history of the interface between the American settlers of this country and the nation's first Americans. That's included a new relationship where the sovereignty of tribes is in fact recognized.

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.

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