native

  • 1 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 native — adj Native, indigenous, endemic, aboriginal, autochthonous all mean belonging to or associated with a particular place by birth or origin. A person or thing is native (opposed to foreign, alien) that has had his or its birth or origin in the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 native — 1. In many of its meanings, native is uncontroversial: native speaker, native of Liverpool, native oak are typical examples of uneventful usage. The danger signals start to sound when the word is used to mean ‘an original inhabitant of a country’ …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 Native — (duo)  Cet article concerne le groupe de musique. Pour les autres significations, voir Natif. Le groupe Native est un duo français créé en 1991. Il se compose de deux sœurs, Laura Mayne (l ainée, née le 20 janvier 1968 à Villemomble) et… …

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  • 6 native — ► NOUN 1) a person born in a specified place. 2) a local inhabitant. 3) an indigenous animal or plant. 4) dated, offensive a non white original inhabitant of a country as regarded by European colonists or travellers. ► ADJECTIVE 1) associated… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 native — I (domestic) adjective aboriginal, autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, domestic, enchorial, enchoric, endemic, endemical, home grown, indigenous, local, locally born, not alien, not foreign, original, regional, unborrowed, vernacular II… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 native — [adj1] innate, inherent built in, congenital, connate, connatural, constitutional, endemic, essential, fundamental, genuine, hereditary, implanted, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrained, inherited, instinctive, intrinsic, inveterate, inwrought,… …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 native — native. См. природный. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 11 native — natively, adv. nativeness, n. /nay tiv/, 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; native… …

    Universalium

  • 12 native — na|tive1 W3 [ˈneıtıv] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(country)¦ 2 native New Yorker/population/inhabitants etc 3 native language/tongue 4¦(plant/animal)¦ 5¦(art/custom)¦ 6¦(natural)¦ 7 go native ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: natif, from …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 native — /ˈneɪtɪv / (say naytiv) adjective 1. being the place or environment in which one was born or a thing came into being: one s native land. 2. (sometimes followed by to) belonging to a person or thing by birth or nature; inborn; inherent; natural:… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 Native — The term native can have many different social and political connotations in different contexts. In some cases it is a neutral, descriptive term, for example, when stating that one is a native of a particular city or that a certain language is… …

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  • 15 native — [[t]ne͟ɪtɪv[/t]] ♦♦♦ natives 1) ADJ: ADJ n Your native country or area is the country or area where you were born and brought up. It was his first visit to his native country since 1948... Mother Teresa visited her native Albania. 2) N COUNT: N… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 native — I UK [ˈneɪtɪv] / US adjective [only before noun] ** 1) a) living in a particular country, area, or city since birth My wife s a native New Yorker, but I m from Atlanta. Monique returns to her native France every summer. native land (= the country …

    English dictionary

  • 17 native — na|tive1 [ neıtıv ] adjective only before noun ** 1. ) living in a particular country, area, or city since birth: My wife s a native New Yorker, but I m from Atlanta. Monique returns to her native France every summer. native land (=the country… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 native — 1 adjective (only before noun) 1 COUNTRY your native country, town etc is the place where you were born: a visit by the Pope to his native Poland | They never saw their native land again. 2 native New Yorker/Londoner/Californian etc a person who… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 native — 01. Europeans began to settle this country about 500 years ago, but the [native] people have been here for thousands of years. 02. I would like to be able to speak Portuguese like a [native] speaker. 03. The [native] people of the Andean… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 native — 1. noun a native of Rome, New York Syn: inhabitant, resident, local; citizen, national; aborigine, autochthon; formal dweller Ant: foreigner 2. adjective 1) the native peoples Syn: indigenous, orig …

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