Definition of native

  1. native Adjective Belonging to one by birth.
  2. native Adjective Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from prehistoric times.
  3. native Adjective Of or relating to North American Indians or Aboriginal people.
  4. native Adjective Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin.
  5. native Adjective Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by man.
  6. native Adjective Pertaining to the system or architecture in question.
  7. native Adjective Occurring naturally in its pure or uncombined form; native aluminium, native salt.
  8. native Noun A person who is native to a place (literal or metaphoric).
  9. native Noun A North American Indian or Aboriginal person.
  10. native Noun Sometimes used pejoratively against indigenous peoples by their colonizers.
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