Na´tive   Pronunciation: nā´tĭv
a.1.Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
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. In the latter sense, synonymous with domestic.
4.Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.
5.Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, wit, simplicity, rights, intelligence, etc. Having the same meaning as congenital, but typically used for positive qualities, whereas congenital may be used for negative qualities. See also congenital
Courage is native to you.
- Jowett (Thucyd.).
6.Naturally related; cognate; connected (with).
7.(Min.) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver, copper, gold.
Native American party
See under American, a.
Native bear
(Zool.) the koala.
Native bread
(Bot.) a large underground fungus, of Australia (Mylitta australis), somewhat resembling a truffle, but much larger.
Native devil
(Zool.) Same as Tasmanian devil, under Devil.
Native hen
(Zool.) an Australian rail (Tribonyx Mortierii).
Native pheasant
(Zool.) See Leipoa.
Native rabbit
(Zool.) an Australian marsupial (Perameles lagotis) resembling a rabbit in size and form.
Native sloth
(Zool.) the koala.
Native thrush
(Zool.) an Australian singing bird (Pachycephala olivacea); - called also thickhead.
Native turkey
(Zool.) the Australian bustard (Choriotis australis); - called also bebilya.
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; the natives are restless.
2.(Stock Breeding) Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.
Noun1.Nativenative - a person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous person
Synonyms: indigen, indigene
Adj.1.native - being such by origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"
foreign - relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"
2.native - belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one's native language"
adopted, adoptive - acquired as your own by free choice; "my adopted state"; "an adoptive country"
3.native - being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
Synonyms: aboriginal
nonnative - not being or composed of aborigines; "the nonnative population of South Africa"
4.native - as found in nature in the elemental form; "native copper"
5.native - normally existing at birth; "mankind's connatural sense of the good"
aborigine, agrarian, arcadian, artless, atavistic, autochthon, autochthonous, basic, best, bodily, born, bucolic, by birth, candid, citizen, clan, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, crude, direct, earliest inhabitant, ethnic, exclusive, first, first comer, genetic, genuine, home, homebred, homegrown, homespun, honest, impure, in the blood, in the raw, inartificial, incarnate, indigene, indwelling, inhabitant, inherited, inland, instinctive, instinctual, internal, intestine, intrinsic, local, local yokel, municipal, natal, national, native to, native-born, natural to, naturelike, organic, pastoral, physical, primal, primitive, primitive settler, pristine, provincial, raw, resident, run-of-mine, rural, straightforward, temperamental, tribal, unacquired, unadorned, unaffected, unartificial, unassuming, uncultivated, undesigning, undisguising, undissembling, undissimulating, undomesticated, unembellished, unfeigning, ungraded, unpretending, unpretentious, unsorted, unspoiled, unsullied, untouched, unvarnished, vernacular, virgin, virginal
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