Adjective "native" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


A person born in a specified place or associated with a place by birth, whether subsequently resident there or not.
  1. 'A Newtown native of the engineering class at University College Dublin received a special award at the recent conferring.'
  2. 'Now it has become a passion for the native of York, England.'
  3. 'A native of Leicester, she's now a resident of Düsseldorf from where she runs an ‘assessment and certification’ consultancy.'
  4. 'This native of Central America has been a hit in parts of Europe including Spain, but the English were not so enthusiastic.'
  5. 'His wife, Margaret, who is a native of Louisburgh, has recently given birth to twins, a boy and a girl.'
  6. 'On May 2, things got worse for the native of Los Angeles, as he tore his right quadriceps muscle and was placed on the disabled list.'
  7. 'The native of Heidelberg, Germany earned a fourth-place qualifying result, extending his streak of top-four starts for all five events this season.'
  8. 'Indeed, Gabon's oil is making more Westerners rich than natives.'
  9. 'All donations will be gratefully accepted and people who live outside the parish but are natives of the area are encouraged to contribute.'
  10. 'At one point, general consensus would have been that the native of Winnipeg was on the expressway to a comfortable folk music existence.'
  11. 'After picking up a guitar for the first time when he was 18, the native of New York knew he'd found his calling.'
  12. 'When you travel overseas, you can get special microchips implanted in your tongue that allow you to speak the local language like a native.'
  13. 'The smell did succeed in confusing the South African police; it made them think that the murderers might be natives of the city, because local people were fond of onion.'
  14. 'The natives of wine countries are generally sober.'
  15. 'Drunken games of darts in the local were watched by taciturn natives seething with resentment about property prices.'
  16. 'In the course of that day of drunken singing, their sober players took to the field with a mind-set to exhibit their football craft before the eyes of the little island natives.'
  17. 'After initial shyness and plenty of cajoling by the visitors who plunged into the crowd, a few volunteered to go on stage and learnt to swing like the natives of the island.'
  18. 'It is on this note that I return to my native Scotland for the festive season, a country whose natives are labeled as being a stingy, frugal bunch that are not much prone to bouts of giving.'
  19. 'While in China, he had often disguised himself as a Chinese native and used the local language to move about the countryside.'
  20. 'the marigold is a native of southern Europe'
  21. 'In Thomas Horton's reign, he pruned back further, replacing with deciduous exotics and natives, including kauri planted in regimental lines.'
  22. 'A native of southern Africa, the quagga used to occur in vast herds in the Karoo regions of Cape Province and the southern part of Orange Free State.'
  23. 'Peter said natives like to be planted now as many of them enjoy the cold.'
  24. 'This rule doesn't apply to natives planted in containers or rock gardens or in areas with sandy soil, where the moisture drains away quicker and needs to be replaced more often.'
  25. 'It is in fact a native of Australia, so common there that it is the emblem of the state of Western Australia.'
  26. 'It is the seed of the plant Vigna radiata, a native of India where it has for long been under cultivation.'
  27. 'A native of Eurasia, the adaptable Mute Swan inhabits fresh- and saltwater ponds, coastal lagoons, and bays.'
  28. 'Plant some natives, especially at the edge of your yard.'
  29. 'Like many of our natives, these plants have small leaves, often aromatic and sometimes grey and hairy.'
  30. 'But when he asked himself a simple question - where can you buy Colchester natives in Colchester?'


Associated with the place or circumstances of a person's birth.
  1. 'her native country'
  2. 'She also posed for a 1955 painting in which he depicted her wearing the native dress commonly associated with Kahlo.'
  3. 'But the man whose lack of education has barred him from effective lordship is, by birth, Anglo-Irish, and not native Irish at all.'
  4. 'He has also been chosen to be a member of several prestigious art associations in his native Austria.'
  5. 'Despite being raised from birth as a native new yorker to hate LA, Marissa doesn't.'
  6. 'British influence on the wine trade resulted from more complex circumstances than a simple lack of native wines, however.'
  7. 'And it's already had a two-year run in its native Japan.'
  8. 'Argentine by birth, he became famous in his native country for a series of songs in the 1940s, but he also composed symphonic works and pieces for other solo instruments.'
  9. 'The project will enable 14 family units or individuals to enjoy a good standard of accommodation, proximate to all facilities and close to their native communities.'
  10. 'a ceremonial native dance from Fiji'
  11. 'It is very important to recognize that the start of Canada, as we now know it, was the start of the oppression of the hundreds of nations of native people who are indigenous to here.'
  12. 'What is most interesting about this movie is the gradual disappearance of native inhabitants and even of the mountain as backdrop.'
  13. 'The film is a statement against globalisation and its corrupting influence on the indigenous cultures and even native languages.'
  14. 'Highlights of the day were the native dances and songs and other cultural shows presented by the various groups and the much fun-filled obstacle relay.'
  15. 'The daily schedule of events includes storytelling, dance performances, and demonstrations of native crafts from throughout the state.'
  16. 'Children at the Church Road school stared in awe as Francis performed some of his native Aborigine dance moves before introducing them to one of the world's oldest cultures.'
  17. 'Thousands of people came to witness a mass where the pope declared Juan Diego the first indigenous or native saint in the Americas.'
  18. 'The island was called Iere, meaning ‘the land of the hummingbird,’ by its native Amerindian inhabitants.'
  19. 'The book's author is a historian and geologist who writes of the prehistory of the area, its geologic formation, and its native inhabitants.'
  20. 'There's an Indian dance called the Kathakali, from her native region of Kerala, that has been an influence on her storytelling.'
(of a plant or animal) of indigenous origin or growth.
  1. 'Scotland's few remaining native pinewoods'
  2. 'The fires also suppress exotic cool-season grasses and stimulate growth among native grasses.'
  3. 'Both shrub species are native to Germany and are diffuse-porous.'
  4. 'The shrub's sheer tenacity makes it difficult to eradicate as it forms dense thickets that retard native trees' growth.'
  5. 'Many species of native shrubs, vines and herbaceous plants were observed along hedgerows.'
  6. 'Others doubt the story because peach trees are not native to the area.'
  7. 'The tree is native to South America but is widely cultivated throughout the tropics.'
  8. 'The species is native to South Africa, but is now widespread in south-western Australia, being especially abundant on roadsides and wasteland.'
  9. 'Recent precipitation patterns bode well for spring growth of alfalfa and native grasses.'
  10. 'Since American Black ducks are not native to Washington, this decline is not of major conservation concern in our state.'
  11. 'The cinchona tree is native to the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains in South America.'
(of a quality) belonging to a person's character from birth; innate.
  1. 'She may have been living in Los Angeles for a long time, but she has the native intelligence for the character and never feels out of place.'
  2. 'This extra dose of reality also means the irritating hack's native wit and exemplary patter is no longer enough to get him out of trouble.'
  3. 'That's folk wisdom reflective of the depth of native wit and imagination.'
(of a metal or other mineral) found in a pure or uncombined state.
  1. 'Acanthite is also found there included in gypsum with native silver.'
  2. 'It is reported from several localities on the Faroes, such as Suduroy, where it occurs with mesolite and native copper.'
  3. 'This unique form of datolite hails from the legendary Lake Superior copper deposits, home to the world's largest occurrence of native copper.'
  4. 'There are also reliable reports of native mercury found at the mine.'
  5. 'Other silver minerals reported were native silver, argentite, freibergite, and hessite.'
  6. 'Microscopic examination of datolite nodules from a number of localities shows that native copper is probably the most common impurity.'
  7. 'In addition, native silver showed its shiny face within the copper.'
  8. 'A large sheet of native copper marks the entrance to the gallery.'
  9. 'Some of the turquoise from their mine contains limonite intergrown with thin layers of native gold.'
  10. 'Production through 1572 was primarily native silver and chlorargyrite.'
Designed for or built into a given system, especially denoting the language associated with a given processor, computer, or compiler, and programs written in it.
  1. 'Early programmers worked in native computer code or machine language.'
  2. 'It was never designed to be a native client/server system.'


1. being the place or environment in which a person was born or a thing came into being: one's native land.

2. belonging to a person by birth or to a thing by nature; inherent: native ability; native grace.

3. belonging by birth to a people regarded as indigenous to a certain place, especially a preliterate people: Native guides accompanied the expedition through the rain forest.

4. of indigenous origin, growth, or production: native pottery.

5. of, relating to, or cha

More examples(as adjective)

"specialities can be native to places."

"monkeys can be native to places."

"whichs can be native to people."

"pies can be native to places."

"trees can be native of places."

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Late Middle English: from Latin nativus, from nat- ‘born’, from the verb nasci.


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