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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. an indigenous person who was born in a particular place;
- Example: "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"
- Example: "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
[syn: native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal]

2. a person born in a particular place or country;
- Example: "he is a native of Brazil"

3. indigenous plants and animals;


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin;
- Example: "the native North American sugar maple"
- Example: "many native artists studied abroad"

2. belonging to one by birth;
- Example: "my native land"
- Example: "one's native language"

3. characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning;
- Example: "native Americans"
- Example: "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
[syn: native, aboriginal]

4. as found in nature in the elemental form;
- Example: "native copper"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Native \Na"tive\ (n[=a]"t[i^]v), a. [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Na["i]ve, Neif a serf.] 1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native, rising and vanishing again in long periods of times. --Cudworth. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the place or the circumstances in which one is born; -- opposed to foreign; as, native land, language, color, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. Born in the region in which one lives; as, a native inhabitant, race; grown or originating in the region where used or sold; not foreign or imported; as, native oysters, or strawberries. In the latter sense, synonymous with domestic. [1913 Webster +PJC] 4. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, wit, simplicity, rights, intelligence, etc. Having the same meaning as congenital, but typically used for positive qualities, whereas congenital may be used for negative qualities. See also congenital [1913 Webster +PJC] Courage is native to you. --Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster] 6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with). [R.] [1913 Webster] the head is not more native to the heart, . . . Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. (Min.) (a) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver, copper, gold. (b) Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride. [1913 Webster] Native American party. See under American, a. Native bear (Zool.), the koala. Native bread (Bot.), a large underground fungus, of Australia (Mylitta australis), somewhat resembling a truffle, but much larger. Native devil. (Zool.) Same as Tasmanian devil, under Devil. Native hen (Zool.), an Australian rail (Tribonyx Mortierii). Native pheasant. (Zool.) See Leipoa. Native rabbit (Zool.), an Australian marsupial (Perameles lagotis) resembling a rabbit in size and form. Native sloth (Zool.), the koala. Native thrush (Zool.), an Australian singing bird (Pachycephala olivacea); -- called also thickhead. Native turkey (Zool.), the Australian bustard (Choriotis australis); -- called also bebilya. [1913 Webster] Syn: Natural; natal; original; congenital. Usage: Native, Natural, Natal. natural refers to the nature of a thing, or that which springs therefrom; native, to one's birth or origin; as, a native country, language, etc.; natal, to the circumstances of one's birth; as, a natal day, or star. Native talent is that which is inborn; natural talent is that which springs from the structure of the mind. Native eloquence is the result of strong innate emotion; natural eloquence is opposed to that which is studied or artificial. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Native \Na"tive\, n. 1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or vegetable, produced in a certain region; as, a native of France; the natives are restless. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Stock Breeding) Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

native adj 1: characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad" [ant: foreign, strange] 2: belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one's native language" [ant: adopted, adoptive] 3: characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia" [syn: native, aboriginal] [ant: nonnative] 4: as found in nature in the elemental form; "native copper" n 1: an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students" [syn: native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal] 2: a person born in a particular place or country; "he is a native of Brazil" 3: indigenous plants and animals
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "native": aboriginal, aborigine, agrarian, arcadian, artless, atavistic, autochthon, autochthonous, basic, best, bodily, born, bucolic, by birth, candid, citizen, clan, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, crude, direct, domestic, earliest inhabitant, endemic, ethnic, exclusive, first, first comer, genetic, genuine, hereditary, home, homebred, homegrown, homespun, honest, impure, in the blood, in the raw, inartificial, inborn, inbred, incarnate, indigene, indigenous, indwelling, inhabitant, inherent, inherited, inland, innate, instinctive, instinctual, internal, intestine, intrinsic, local, local yokel, municipal, natal, national, native to, native-born, natural, natural to, naturelike, organic, original, pastoral, physical, primal, primitive, primitive settler, pristine, provincial, raw, resident, run-of-mine, rural, straightforward, temperamental, tribal, unacquired, unadorned, unaffected, unartificial, unassuming, uncultivated, undesigning, undisguising, undissembling, undissimulating, undomesticated, unembellished, unfeigning, ungraded, unpretending, unpretentious, unsorted, unspoiled, unsullied, untouched, unvarnished, vernacular, virgin, virginal