Dictionary definitions and meanings of the word native

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This post talks about the dictionary definition and meanings of the English word native. phonetic, phonetics, origin, meanings


Phonetic

ˈneɪtɪv


Phonetics

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Origin of the word

late Middle English: from Latin nativus, from nat- ‘born’, from the verb nasci .


Meanings

Part Of speech

noun

Definition

a person born in a specified place or associated with a place by birth, whether subsequently resident there or not.

Example

a native of Montreal


Part Of speech

adjective

Definition

associated with the place or circumstances of a person's birth.

Example

he's a native New Yorker

Synonyms

mother,vernacular


Definition

(of a plant or animal) of indigenous origin or growth.

Example

eagle owls aren't native to Britain

Synonyms

domestic,home-grown,home-made,home,local,indigenous,endemic

Antonyms

imported


Definition

(of a quality) belonging to a person's character from birth; innate.

Example

some last vestige of native wit prompted Guy to say nothing

Synonyms

innate,inherent,inborn,intrinsic,instinctive,instinctual,intuitive,natural,natural-born,deep-seated,deep-rooted,hereditary,inherited,in the blood,in the family,natal,congenital,bred in the bone,inbred,ingrained,built-in,connate,connatural

Antonyms

acquired,learned


Definition

(of a metal or other mineral) found in a pure or uncombined state.

Example

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Definition

designed for or built into a given system, especially denoting the language associated with a given processor, computer, or compiler, and programs written in it.

Example

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