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na·tive

native

 
 
pronunciation:
neI tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being the place of birth of a person, or having to do with a person's place or situation of birth.
He missed his native country.She is a native speaker of English.
similar words:
original
definition 2: belonging to a person or persons because of their place of birth.
Spanish is his native language.
antonyms:
foreign
similar words:
domestic, national
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person born or raised in a particular place.
Mr. Howe is a native of Canada.
similar words:
citizen
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derivations: natively (adv.), nativeness (n.)
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