Definition of native :
1. Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.
2. Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
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.
4. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc.
5. Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver.
6. Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride.
7. Naturally related; cognate; connected ( with).
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.
autochthonic, inherited, constitutional, inborn, inbred, uncultivated, primitive, native-born, intrinsic, vernacular, unprocessed, pure, normal, inhering, primeval, wild, indispensable, autochthonal, indwelling, homegrown, foreign, hereditary, vegetate, national, internal, built-in, connatural, untamed, primal, essential, imported, mother, local, crude, primaeval, live simply, inwrought, regional, belonging, primary, unnatural, original, congenital, be, home, subjective, fundamental, rough, autochthonous, raw, indigene, ingrained, change, start, clean, inseparable, aborigine, inherent, indigen, unrefined, infixed, undomesticated, innate, natural, native Australian, immanent, elemental, primordial
inhabitant (part of speech: noun)
inhabiting (part of speech: adjective)
- Fortunate was it, then, for Maltravers, that he was in his native land, not in climes where excitement is in the pursuit of pleasure rather than in the exercise of duties. - "Alice, or The Mysteries, Book II", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
- In fact he may live in it for years and never realize the hold which it has upon his native neighbors. - "Flash-lights from the Seven Seas", William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell.
- Tony told me about her people and her native place, a fishing village along the coast. - "A Poor Man's House", Stephen Sydney Reynolds.