native

native
native [nāt′iv]
adj.
[ME natyf < MFr natif < L nativus < natus, born: see NATURE]
1. inborn or innate rather than acquired
2. belonging to a locality or country by birth, production, or growth; indigenous [a native Bostonian, native industry, native plants]
3. related to one as, or in connection with, the place of one's birth or origin [one's native land, one's native language]
4. simple; natural; free from affectation
5. as found in nature; natural and not refined, adorned, or altered by man
6. occurring in a pure state in nature [native gold]
7. of or characteristic of the natives, or indigenous inhabitants, of a place
8. [N-] short for NATIVE AMERICAN [Native land rights]
n.
1. a person born in the place or country indicated
2.
a) an original or indigenous inhabitant of a region, as distinguished from an invader, explorer, colonist, etc.
b) an indigenous plant or animal
3. a permanent resident, as distinguished from a temporary resident or visitor
SYN.- CITIZEN
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go native
to adopt the mode of life, often one less complicated, of the native inhabitants
natively
adv.
nativeness
n.
SYN.- NATIVE applies to a person born, or thing originating, in a certain place or country [a native Italian, native fruits ]; INDIGENOUS, which also suggests natural origin in a particular region, is applied to races or species rather than to individuals [the potato is indigenous to South America ]; ABORIGINAL applies to the earliest known inhabitants (or, rarely, animals or plants) of a region [the Indians are the aboriginal Americans ]; ENDEMIC, applied esp. to plants and diseases, implies prevalence in or restriction to a particular region [typhus is endemic in various countries ] -ANT. ALIEN, FOREIGN

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  • Native — Na tive, n. 1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or vegetable, produced in a certain region; as, a native of France; the natives are restless. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Stock… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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