domestic
Native Na"tive (n[=a]"t[i^]v), a. [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See {Nation}, and cf. {Na["i]ve}, {Neif} a serf.] 1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native, rising and vanishing again in long periods of times. --Cudworth. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the place or the circumstances in which one is born; -- opposed to {foreign}; as, native land, language, color, etc. [1913 Webster]

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. In the latter sense, synonymous with {domestic}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

4. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, wit, simplicity, rights, intelligence, etc. Having the same meaning as {congenital}, but typically used for positive qualities, whereas {congenital} may be used for negative qualities. See also {congenital} [1913 Webster +PJC]

Courage is native to you. --Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster]

6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with). [R.] [1913 Webster]

the head is not more native to the heart, . . . Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. (Min.) (a) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver, copper, gold. (b) Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride. [1913 Webster]

{Native American party}. See under {American}, a.

{Native bear} (Zo["o]l.), the koala.

{Native bread} (Bot.), a large underground fungus, of Australia ({Mylitta australis}), somewhat resembling a truffle, but much larger.

{Native devil}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Tasmanian devil}, under {Devil}.

{Native hen} (Zo["o]l.), an Australian rail ({Tribonyx Mortierii}).

{Native pheasant}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Leipoa}.

{Native rabbit} (Zo["o]l.), an Australian marsupial ({Perameles lagotis}) resembling a rabbit in size and form.

{Native sloth} (Zo["o]l.), the koala.

{Native thrush} (Zo["o]l.), an Australian singing bird ({Pachycephala olivacea}); -- called also {thickhead}.

{Native turkey} (Zo["o]l.), the Australian bustard ({Choriotis australis}); -- called also {bebilya}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Natural; natal; original; congenital.

Usage: {Native}, {Natural}, {Natal}. natural refers to the nature 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 artificial. [1913 Webster]


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