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na·tive

 (nā′tĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Being such by birth or origin: a native Scot.
b. Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place.
c. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants: native dress; the native diet of Polynesia.
d. Being one's own because of the place or circumstances of one's birth: our native land.
2. Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region; indigenous: a plant native to Asia.
3. Occurring in nature pure or uncombined with other substances: native copper.
4. Existing in or belonging to one by nature; innate: her native intelligence.
5. Natural, unaltered, or unadorned: native beauty.
6. Biochemistry Of or relating to the naturally occurring conformation of a macromolecule, such as a protein.
7. Archaic Closely related, as by birth or race.
n.
1.
a. One born in or connected with a place by birth: a native of Scotland now living in the United States.
b. One of the original inhabitants or lifelong residents of a place.
2. An animal or plant that originated in a particular place or region.

[Middle English, from Old French natif, from Latin nātīvus, from nātus, past participle of nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

na′tive·ly adv.
na′tive·ness n.
Synonyms: native, indigenous, autochthonous, aboriginal
These adjectives mean of, belonging to, or connected with a specific place or country by virtue of birth or origin. Native implies birth or origin in the specified place: a native New Yorker; the native North American sugar maple. Indigenous specifies that something or someone is native rather than coming or being brought in from elsewhere: an indigenous crop; the Ainu, a people indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan. Autochthonous applies to what is native and unchanged by outside sources: autochthonous folk melodies. Aboriginal describes what has existed from the beginning; it is often applied to the earliest known inhabitants of a place: the aboriginal population; aboriginal nature.
Usage Note: When used in reference to a member of an indigenous people, the noun native, like its synonym aborigine, can evoke unwelcome stereotypes of primitiveness or cultural backwardness that many people seek to avoid. As is often the case with words that categorize people, the use of the noun is more problematic than the use of the corresponding adjective. Thus a phrase such as the peoples native to northern Europe or the aboriginal inhabitants of the South Pacific is generally preferable to the natives of northern Europe or the aborigines of the South Pacific. · Despite its potentially negative connotations, native is enjoying increasing popularity in ethnonyms such as native Australian and Alaska Native, perhaps due to the wide acceptance of Native American as a term of ethnic pride and respect. These compounds have the further benefit of being equally acceptable when used alone as nouns (a native Australian) or in an adjectival construction (a member of a native Australian people). Of terms formed on this model, those referring to peoples indigenous to the United States generally capitalize native, as in Alaska Native (or the less common Native Alaskan) and Native Hawaiian, while others usually style it lowercase.

native

(ˈneɪtɪv)
adj
1. relating or belonging to a person or thing by virtue of conditions existing at the time of birth: my native city.
2. inherent, natural, or innate: a native strength.
3. born in a specified place: a native German.
4. (when: postpositive, foll by to) originating in a specific place or area: kangaroos are native to Australia.
5. characteristic of or relating to the indigenous inhabitants of a country or area: the native art of the New Guinea Highlands.
6. (Chemistry) (of chemical elements, esp metals) found naturally in the elemental form
7. unadulterated by civilization, artifice, or adornment; natural
8. archaic related by birth or race
9. (Computer Science) computing (of an application, software, etc) designed to run on a specific platform
10. go native (of a settler) to adopt the lifestyle of the local population, esp when it appears less civilized
n
11. (usually foll by of) a person born in a particular place: a native of Geneva.
12. (usually foll by of) a species originating in a particular place or area: the kangaroo is a native of Australia.
13. a member of an indigenous people of a country or area, esp a non-White people, as opposed to colonial settlers and immigrants
14. offensive old-fashioned any non-White
[C14: from Latin nātīvus innate, natural, from nascī to be born]
ˈnatively adv
ˈnativeness n
Usage: Because of its potentially offensive and colonial overtones, native as a noun without qualification is best avoided. It is however acceptable when modified, as in natives of Edinburgh or a native of North Carolina

na•tive

(ˈneɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. being the place or environment in which a person was born or a thing came into being: one's native land.
2. belonging to a person by birth or to a thing by nature; inherent: native ability.
3. belonging to or originating in a certain place; indigenous: native dress.
4. born in a particular place: a native Chicagoan.
5. of or pertaining to something first acquired by a person: one's native language.
6. remaining or growing in a natural state: the desert's native beauty.
7. originating naturally in a particular country or region, as animals or plants.
8. (of metals) occurring in nature pure or uncombined.
9. Computers.
a. designed for use with a specific type of computer: writing native applications for 32-bit PCs.
b. internal to a specific application program: to view the file in its native format.
10. Archaic. closely related, as by birth.
n.
11. Sometimes Offensive. one of the people indigenous to a place, esp. as distinguished from foreigners, colonizers, etc.: the natives of Chile.
12. a person born in a particular place or country: a native of Ohio.
13. an animal, plant, etc., that is indigenous to a particular region.
Idioms:
go native, to imitate the behavior of a surrounding culture, esp. behavior that seems simple or natural.
[1325–75; < Middle French < Latin nātīvus inborn, natural, from nāt(us) (past participle of nāscī to be born)]
na′tive•ly, adv.
na′tive•ness, n.
usage: Definition 19 is sometimes taken to be offensive because of colonialist and racial overtones. However, definition 20 is a neutral usage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.native - an indigenous person who was born in a particular placenative - an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Levantine - (formerly) a native or inhabitant of the Levant
Mauritian - a native or inhabitant of Mauritius
Filipino - a native or inhabitant of the Philippines
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
Seychellois - a native or inhabitant of Seychelles
2.native - a person born in a particular place or country; "he is a native of Brazil"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.native - indigenous plants and animals
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Adj.1.native - characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"
foreign, strange - 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 - characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
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"
pure - free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"

native

adjective
1. home, national, mother It was many years since she had lived in her native country.
2. indigenous, local, aboriginal (often offensive), autochthonous a spokeswoman for native peoples around the world
3. mother, indigenous, vernacular French is not my native tongue.
4. domestic, local, indigenous, home-made, home-grown, home Several native plants also provide edible berries.
5. original, natural, built-in, inherited, inherent, hereditary, instinctive, innate, intrinsic, endemic, ingrained, congenital, inveterate, inbred, immanent, hard-wired Her conversation revealed no education but much native wit and shrewdness.
noun
1. inhabitant, national, resident, citizen, countryman, aborigine (often offensive), dweller He was a native of France.

native

adjective
1. Possessed at birth:
2. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual:
3. Of, from, or within a country's own territory:
4. Existing, born, or produced in a land or region:
5. In a primitive state; not domesticated or cultivated; produced by nature:
6. In a natural state and still not prepared for use:
Translations
أصْلي، مَحَلّيأهليٌّفِطْريقَوْمي، تابِع لذلك الشَّعْبمن السُّكّان الأصْلِيين
rodnýdomorodecrodákrodilýmístní
indfødtlokalmedfødten indfødtføde-
alkuasukasalkuperäinenalueellinenpaikallinensynnyin-
domaći
belföldibennszülötthazaihonosőshonos
frumbyggiheimamaîurinnfæddurmeîfæddur, eîlislægurmóîur-
出生地の
태어난
čiabuvisčionykštisgimtasisindėnaskilęs iš
dzimtaisvietejais
rodákrodenýrodný
domačinrojeni govorecrojsten
inföddinhemsk
พื้นเมือง
thuộc nơi sinh

native

[ˈneɪtɪv]
A. ADJ
1. (= of one's birth) [town, country, soil] → natal
native Britonslos nacidos en Gran Bretaña
2. (= indigenous)
2.1. [inhabitant, culture, population] → indígena
the native peoples of the Amazonlos pueblos indígenas del Amazonas
to go nativeadoptar las costumbres del lugar
2.2. [plant, animal, species] → autóctono, originario del lugar
to be native toser originario de
3. (= innate) [ability, talent] → natural, innato
native witingenio m
B. N
1. (referring to birth or nationality) → nativo/a m/f
he speaks German like a nativehabla alemán como un nativo
he was a native of Sevillenació en Sevilla
2. (= member of indigenous people) (o.f. freq pej) → indígena mf
3. (= plant, animal) to be a native ofser originario de
C. CPD native country, native land Npatria f
native language Nlengua f materna
native son N (liter) → hijo m predilecto
native speaker Nhablante mf nativo/a
a Spanish native speaker; a native speaker of Spanishun hablante nativo de español
native tongue N = native language

native

[ˈneɪtɪv]
n
(= inhabitant) [country, town] → natif/ive m/f
a native of Russia → une personne originaire or native de Russie
to be a native of Canada → être originaire or natif du Canada
(= original inhabitant) [colonized country] → indigène mf
They used force to banish the natives from the more fertile land → Ils ont utilisé la force pour bannir les indigènes des terres les plus fertiles.
adj
[person] → de souche
He's a native Californian → C'est un Californien de souche. native country, native language, native speaker, native tongue
[species, plant, animal] → endémique
traditional native species such as oak, beech and birch → les espèces endémiques traditionnelles, telles que chênes, hêtres et bouleaux
to be native to [+ country, area] [plant, animal] → être endémique de
These are the only lilies native to Great Britain → Ce sont les seuls lis endémiques de Grande-Bretagne.
[ability] → inné(e)Native American
nIndien(ne) m/f d'Amérique
adjamérindien(ne)native country npays m natal
my native country → mon pays natalnative language nlangue f natale
English is not their native language → L'anglais n'est pas leur langue natale.native speaker nlocuteur/euse m/f natif/ive
a French native speaker, a native speaker of French → une personne de langue maternelle française
an English native speaker, a native speaker of English → une personne de langue maternelle anglaisenative tongue nlangue f natale

native

adj
product, costume, customs, habits, plantseinheimisch; (= associated with natives)der Eingeborenen; populationeingeboren; native countryHeimatland nt; native town/cityHeimatstadt f; native language or tongueMuttersprache f; the native inhabitants or peopledie Einheimischen pl; (in colonial context) → die Eingeborenen pl; (= original inhabitants)die Ureinwohner pl; native tribeEingeborenenstamm m; the native habitat of the tigerdie Heimat or der natürliche Lebensraum des Tigers; my native Germanymein Heimatland ntor meine Heimat Deutschland; his native Berlinseine Heimatstadt or Vaterstadt Berlin; a native Germanein gebürtiger Deutscher, eine gebürtige Deutsche; California’s most famous native sonder berühmteste Sohn Kaliforniens; an animal/tree native to Indiaein in Indien beheimatetes Tier/beheimateter Baum; to go nativewie die Eingeborenen leben
(= inborn) wit, qualityangeboren
metalgediegen
n
(= person)Einheimische(r) mf; (in colonial contexts) → Eingeborene(r) mf; (= original inhabitant)Ureinwohner(in) m(f); a native of Britain/Germanyein gebürtiger Brite/Deutscher, eine gebürtige Britin/Deutsche
to be a native of … (plant, animal)in … beheimatet sein

native

:
native-born
adj attrgebürtig
native country
nHeimatland nt, → Vaterland nt
native land
nVaterland nt
native speaker
nMuttersprachler(in) m(f); I’m not a native of EnglishEnglisch ist nicht meine Muttersprache; he speaks English like a nativeer spricht Englisch, als wäre es seine Muttersprache

native

[ˈneɪtɪv]
1. adj
a. (country, town) → natale, natio/a, nativo/a; (dialect) → nativo/a
he's a native Italian speaker → è di madrelingua italiana
native language → lingua materna, madrelingua
native land → paese m natio, patria
b. (innate, ability) → innato/a, naturale
c. (indigenous, animal, plant) → indigeno/a, originario/a; (product, resources) → del luogo, del paese
native to → originario/a di
Britain's native red squirrel → lo scoiattolo rosso originario della Gran Bretagna
d. (of the natives, customs, costume, rites) → del luogo, del paese
e. (offensive) (non-Western) → indigeno/a
2. n
a. (of birth, nationality) → abitante m/f del luogo
he's a native of Japan → è giapponese di nascita
he's a native of Salzburg → è originario di Salisburgo
he speaks Italian like a native → parla l'italiano come un madrelingua
b. (offensive) (esp in colonies) → indigeno/a

native

(ˈneitiv) adjective
1. where one was born. my native land.
2. belonging to that place; local. the native customs/art of Brazil; This animal/plant is native to Australia.
3. belonging by race to a country. a native Englishman.
4. belonging to a person naturally. native intelligence.
noun
1. a person born in a certain place. a native of Scotland; a native of London.
2. one of the original inhabitants of a country eg before the arrival of explorers, immigrants etc. Columbus thought the natives of America were Indians.
Native ˈAmerican noun
American Indian.
native ˈlanguage/ˈtongue noun
My native language is Spanish, but I also speak English and German.
native speaker
a person who has spoken a particular language ever since he was able to speak at all. I am a native speaker of English; a native Spanish speaker.
native to
(of plants and animals) belonging originally to a particular place. These birds are native to Australia.
the Nativity (nəˈtivəti)
the birth of Christ.

native

أهليٌّ rodný indfødt Heimat- γηγενής natal synnyin- natif domaći nativo 出生地の 태어난 geboorte- innfødt rodzimy nativo родной infödd พื้นเมือง yerli thuộc nơi sinh 本国的

native

n. nativo-a, [indigenous] indígena;
a. nativo-a, autóctono-a;
___ bornnacido-a en; oriundo-a de;
___ tonguelengua materna.