Hypertext Webster Gateway: "native"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Native \Na"tive\, a. [F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p.
natus. See {Nation}, and cf. {Na["i]ve}, {Nelf} a serf.]
1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born. [Obs.]

Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native,
rising and vanishing again in long periods of times.

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,

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

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.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: being such by origin; "the native North American sugar
maple"; "many native artists studied abroad" [ant: {foreign}]
2: belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one's native
language" [ant: {adopted}]
3: being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the
beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of
Australia" [syn: {aboriginal}] [ant: {nonnative}]
4: as found in nature in the elemental form; "native copper"
5: normally existing at birth; "mankind's connatural sense of
the good" [syn: {connatural}, {inborn}, {inbred}]
n : a person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous
person [syn: {indigen}, {indigene}]

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