how to pronounce native

nɛɪtɪv

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meanings of native

adjective:

  1. Occurring naturally in its pure or uncombined form; native aluminium, native salt.
  2. Aboriginal; of or relating to Australian Aboriginal peoples, Aborigines.
  3. Indian: Native American or First Nation; of or relating to American Indians.
  4. Original; constituting the original substance of anything.
  5. Related to black Africans, especially Bantu.
  6. Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by humans.
  7. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with).
  8. Pertaining to the system or architecture in question.
  9. Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
  10. Belonging to one by birth.
  11. Aboriginal to a colonized region, especially one colonized by English-speaking people. (Compare native, which is more general.).
  12. Alternative letter-case form of Native (of or relating to the native inhabitants of the Americas, or of Australia).
  13. Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from prehistoric times.
  14. Born or grown in the region in which it lives or is found; not foreign or imported.

noun:

  1. An aboriginal inhabitant of a colonized region, especially one colonized by English-speaking people. (Compare native, which is more general.).
  2. An Aborigine.
  3. Ostrea edulis, a kind of oyster.
  4. A person who is native to a place; a person who was born in a place.
  5. A black African, especially a Bantu.
  6. A native speaker.
  7. A Native American.
  8. A person of aboriginal descent, as distinguished from a person who was or whose ancestors were foreigners or settlers/colonizers. Alternative letter-case form of Native (aboriginal inhabitant of the Americas or Australia).