|1.||[ adjective ] being such by origin|
"the native North American sugar maple" "many native artists studied abroad"
|Related terms:||foreign homegrown native-born native-born domestic autochthonal|
|2.||[ adjective ] normally existing at birth|
|Synonyms:||inborn inbred connatural|
"mankind's connatural sense of the good"
|Related terms:||normal natural|
|3.||[ noun ] a person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous person|
|Related terms:||person Russian Filipino Mauritian Seychellois American Levantine|
|4.||[ adjective ] belonging to one by birth|
"my native land" "one's native language"
|5.||[ adjective ] being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning|
"native Americans" "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
|6.||[ adjective ] as found in nature in the elemental form|