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 native native

adj

  • () characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin  ( native )
    characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
     the native North American sugar maple
    the native North American sugar maple
     many native artists studied abroad
    many native artists studied abroad
  • () belonging to one by birth  ( native )
    belonging to one by birth
     my native land
    my native land
     one's native language
    one's native language
  • () characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning  ( aboriginal, native )
    characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
     native Americans
    native Americans
     the aboriginal peoples of Australia
    the aboriginal peoples of Australia
  • noun

  • () an indigenous person who was born in a particular place  ( aboriginal, indigen, indigene, aborigine, native )
    an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
     the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    the art of the natives of the northwest coast
     the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
    the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • indigenous plants and animals  ( native )
    indigenous plants and animals
  • a person born in a particular place or country  ( native )
    a person born in a particular place or country
     he is a native of Brazil
    he is a native of Brazil
  • adj

  • as found in nature in the elemental form  ( native )
    as found in nature in the elemental form
     native copper
    native copper