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native

na·tive

native

 
pronunciation:
neI tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being the place of birth or origin.
He was lonely for his native land.
antonyms:
exotic
similar words:
home, original
definition 2: beginning with a person at birth; natural.
Leila has a native talent for music.
synonyms:
inborn
antonyms:
acquired
similar words:
genetic, hereditary, inherited, natural
definition 3: belonging to a person or persons because of their place of birth.
Spanish is his native language.
antonyms:
foreign
similar words:
domestic, national
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an original resident of a given place, such as the Inuit people of Alaska and northern Canada.
This river has been fished by natives for thousands of years.
 
synonyms:
aborigine
antonyms:
newcomer
definition 2: a person born or raised in a given place.
Thomas Jefferson was a native of Virginia.
antonyms:
alien, foreigner
similar words:
citizen
definition 3: an animal or plant found naturally in a given place.
Lions are natives of Africa.
derivations: natively (adv.), nativeness (n.)
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The word native contains the following part:
nat Latin root that means birth; born