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Noun: native  ney-tiv
  1. A person born in a particular place or country
    "he is a native of Brazil"
     
  2. An indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    "the art of the natives of the northwest coast";
    - indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal
     
  3. Indigenous plants and animals
Adjective: native  ney-tiv
  1. Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
    "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"
     
  2. Belonging to one by birth
    "my native land"; "one's native language"
     
  3. Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
    "native Americans";
    - aboriginal, indigenous
     
  4. As found in nature in the elemental form
    "native copper"
     
  5. (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

Encyclopedia: Native