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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.
his native land
antonyms:
exotic, nonnative
similar words:
aboriginal, home, natal, original
definition 2: originating with a person at birth; natural.
native intellect
synonyms:
inborn, inherent, innate
antonyms:
acquired
similar words:
congenital, familial, genetic, hereditary, inherited, intrinsic, natural
definition 3: belonging to a person or persons because of the place or situation of their birth.
French is his native language.
synonyms:
aboriginal, indigenous
antonyms:
foreign, nonnative
similar words:
domestic, endemic, national, vernacular
definition 4: occurring in nature.
native limestone
synonyms:
natural
similar words:
genuine
definition 5: having origins in a particular country or area.
native arts and crafts
synonyms:
aboriginal, endemic, homegrown, indigenous
antonyms:
alien, foreign, imported, nonnative
similar words:
domestic, homebred, local, national
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an original inhabitant of a given place, such as the aborigines of Australia.
 
synonyms:
aborigine
antonyms:
newcomer
similar words:
aboriginal
definition 2: a person born or raised in a given place.
a native of Kansas
antonyms:
alien, foreigner, nonnative
similar words:
aboriginal, citizen
definition 3: an animal or plant found naturally in a given place.
Lions are natives of Africa.
synonyms:
endemic
derivations: natively (adv.), nativeness (n.)
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The word native contains the following part:
nat Latin root that means birth; born