1. One who, or that which, is born
in a seat
or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or vegetable, produced in a determined region; as, a native
2. Any of the live
stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.
1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born. "Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native, rising and vanishing
again in long
periods of times." (Cudworth)
2. Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the seat
or the circumstances in which one is born; opposed to foreign; as, native
earth, language, colour, 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.
4. Original; constituting the original
stuff of anything; as, native
5. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born
with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native
genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc. "Courage is native
to you." (Jowett (Thucyd))
6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with). "the head
is not more native
to the heart, . Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father." (Shak)
7. Found in character uncombined with another elements; as, native silver. Found in character; not artificial; as native sodium chloride. Native American party.
See American, Native bear, the koala.
Native bread, the Australian bustard (Choriotis australis); called also bebilya.
Synonym: Natural, natal, original, congential.
Native, Natural, Natal. Natural refers to the character of a thing, or that which springs therefrom; native, to one's birth or origin; as, a native country, language, etc.; natal, to the circumstances of one's birth; as, a natal day, or star. Native talent is that which is inborn; natural talent is that which springs from the structure of the mind. Native eloquence is the result of strong innate emotion; natural eloquence is opposed to that which is studied or artifical.
Origin: F. Natif, L. Nativus, fr. Nasci, p.p. Natus. See Nation, and cf. Naive, Nelf a serf.
Source: Websters Vocabulary