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Native Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous person
  • belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one''s native language"
  • being such by origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"
  • being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
  • normally existing at birth; "mankind''s connatural sense of the good"
  • as found in nature in the elemental form; "native copper"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous person

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Native'


  • Native: ties to a particular territory Native (band), a French R&B band Native (album), a 2013 album by OneRepublic Native (computing), software or data formats
  • Native plant: Native plant is a term used to describe plants endemic (indigenous) to a given area in geologic time. This includes plants that have developed, occur naturally
  • Native Americans in the United States: Not to be confused with Native-born American. "Native American" and "American Indian" redirect here. For other indigenous peoples of the Americas, see
  • NATV Native American Television: NATV: Native American Television is an organization in the United States, providing news, education, and entertainment content to the Native American community
  • Bengal Native Infantry: The Bengal Native Infantry was part of the organisation of the East India Company's Bengal Army before the Indian rebellion of 1857. The infantry regiments
  • Native Hawaiians: "Native Hawaiian" alone or in any combination, but they are not considered Native Americans. 140,652 people identified themselves as being "Native Hawaiian"
  • Alaska native corporation: The Alaska Native Regional Corporations (Alaska Native Corporations or ANCSA Corporations) were established in 1971 when the United States Congress passed

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'Native' example sentence in quotations


* There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. - Mark Twain

* Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof. - Thomas Fuller

* The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent. - Smiley Blanton


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Native Sample Sentences in News


  • Many Native Connecticut Plant Species in Danger, Report Warns
    Many of Connecticut's native plant species, and even more across New England, are at risk from a combination of invasive species, pollution, human development and climate change, according to a new study released Thursday. Read more on this news related to 'Native'
  • Facebook speeds iPhone app dev wih React Native
    For Web developers, making the jump to building full-fledged smartphone apps can be daunting. Facebook could ease the transition with a newly open-sourced framework its engineers developed to build apps for Apple devices. The React Native framework provides a way to build app user interfaces for Apple iOS devices using JavaScript, a programming language well-known Read more on this news related to 'Native'
  • Facebook React Native boost for iPhone app developers
    Facebook is making it easier for web developers to build smartphone apps with a newly open-sourced framework its engineers developed to build apps for Apple devices. Read more on this news related to 'Native'

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