Noun: native ney-tiv
Adjective: native ney-tiv
- A person born in a particular place or country
"he is a native of Brazil"
- An indigenous person who was born in a particular place
"the art of the natives of the northwest coast";
- indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal
- Indigenous plants and animals
- Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
"the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"
- Belonging to one by birth
"my native land"; "one's native language"
- Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
- aboriginal, indigenous
- As found in nature in the elemental form
- (computing, of code) written specifically to run on a particular processor
Derived forms: natives
See also: autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, connatural, desi [Asia], domestic, endemic, homegrown, inborn, inbred, indigenous, native-born, pure
Type of: being, individual, mortal, organism, person, somebody, someone, soul
Antonym: adopted, foreign, nonnative