- Native is defined as someone born in a particular region or something that grows naturally in a region.
- An example of native is a person born in New York.
- An example of native is a plant that grows naturally in the forest.
- The definition of a native is a person who was born in a particular location or a person who lives in a particular location.
An example of a native to New York is a person who was born in New York.
native definition by Webster's New World
- inborn or innate rather than acquired
- belonging to a locality or country by birth, production, or growth; indigenous: a native Bostonian, native industry, native plants
- related to one as, or in connection with, the place of one's birth or origin: one's native land, one's native language
- simple; natural; free from affectation
- as found in nature; natural and not refined, adorned, or altered by man
- occurring in a pure state in nature: native gold
- of or characteristic of the natives, or indigenous inhabitants, of a place
- Native American: Native land rights
Origin: Middle English natyf ; from Middle French natif ; from Classical Latin nativus ; from natus, born: see nature
- a person born in the place or country indicated
- an original or indigenous inhabitant of a region, as distinguished from an invader, explorer, colonist, etc.
- an indigenous plant or animal
- a permanent resident, as distinguished from a temporary resident or visitor
native definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Existing in or belonging to one by nature; innate: native ability.
- Being such by birth or origin: a native Scot.
- Being one's own because of the place or circumstances of one's birth: our native land.
- Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region; indigenous: a plant native to Asia.
- a. Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place.b. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants: native dress; the native diet of Polynesia.
- Occurring in nature pure or uncombined with other substances: native copper.
- Natural; unaffected: native beauty.
- Archaic Closely related, as by birth or race.
- Biochemistry Of or relating to the naturally occurring conformation of a macromolecule, such as a protein.
- a. One born in or connected with a place by birth: a native of Scotland now living in the United States.b. One of the original inhabitants or lifelong residents of a place.
- An animal or plant that originated in a particular place or region.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French natif, from Latin nātīvus, from nātus, past participle of nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
- naˈtive·ly adverb
- naˈtive·ness noun
native - Computer Definition
- Pertaining to something in its original, natural form. As examples, voice and video are analog in their native forms, whereas computer-to-computer communications are digital.
- Referring to program code or an application written for a specific operating environment, such as an operating system (e.g., DOS or UNIX) or processor.
native - Medical Definition
- Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region; indigenous.
- Occurring in nature pure or uncombined with other substances.
native - Phrases/Idioms
native - Science Definition
- Living or growing naturally in a particular place or region; indigenous.
- Occurring in nature on its own, uncombined with other substances. Copper and gold are often found in native form.
- Of or relating to the naturally occurring conformation of a macromolecule, such as a protein.