• Settlers run from the native inhabitants
    Settlers run from the native inhabitants
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj native belonging to one by birth "my native land","one's native language"
    • adj native characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin "the native North American sugar maple","many native artists studied abroad"
    • adj native characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning "native Americans","the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
    • adj native as found in nature in the elemental form "native copper"
    • n native indigenous plants and animals
    • n native an indigenous person who was born in a particular place "the art of the natives of the northwest coast","the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
    • n native a person born in a particular place or country "he is a native of Brazil"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Native Refugees from Katmai Eruption Native Refugees from Katmai Eruption
A Native Hoister A Native Hoister

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "moose" comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning "twig eater."
    • Native (Stock Breeding) Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.
    • Native Arising by birth; having an origin; born. "Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native , rising and vanishing again in long periods of times."
    • Native 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. In the latter sense, synonymous with domestic.
    • Native Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, wit, simplicity, rights, intelligence, etc. Having the same meaning as congenital, but typically used for positive qualities, whereas congenital may be used for negative qualities. See also congenital "Courage is native to you."
    • Native (Min) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver, copper, gold.
    • Native (Min) Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride.
    • Native Naturally related; cognate; connected (with). "the head is not more native to the heart, . . . Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father."
    • Native 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.
    • Native 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; the natives are restless.
    • Native Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint
    • native Coming into existence by birth; having an origin; born.
    • native Born of one's self; own.
    • native Of or pertaining to one by birth, or the place or circumstances of one's birth: as, native land; native language.
    • native Of indigenous origin or growth; not exotic or of foreign origin or production; belonging by birth: as, the native grapes of the South; a native name.
    • native Connected by birth; hence, closely related; near.
    • native Being the place of birth (of).
    • native Conferred by birth; inborn; hereditary; not artificial or acquired; natural.
    • native Occurring in nature pure or uncombined with other substances: said of mineral products, and especially of the metals: as, native mercury; native copper: also used to describe any mineral occurring in nature in distinction from the corresponding substance formed artificially: as, galena occurs native and also as a furnace product.
    • native Synonyms Natal, Native, Natural. Natal has the narrow meaning of belonging to the event of one's birth; hence it is chiefly used with such words as day, hour, star. Native means conferred by birth: as, native genius; or, belonging by birth or origiu; as, native place, country, language. Natural applies to that which is by nature, as opposed to the work of art. Native eloquence is opposed to that which is acquired; natural eloquence to that which is elaborated by rules.
    • native Indigenous, etc. See original.
    • n native One born in a certain place or country, a person or thing which derives its origin from a specified place or country.
    • n native In feudal times, one born a serf or villein, as distinguished from a person who had become so in tiny other way.
    • n native In astrology, a person born under that aspect of the stars which is under consideration.
    • n native In United States politics, same as Knownothing. See American party, under American.
    • n native An oyster raised in a bed other than the natural one.
    • n native Natural source; origin.
    • native Peopled with natives or aborigines; not civilized: as, a native region; native country.
    • n native A name given in Australia to the schnapper, Pagrus unicolor, after it has ceased to school. Also called rock-native.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Australia has no native monkeys. (in the wild)
    • adj Native nā′tiv arising or appearing by birth: produced by nature: pertaining to the time or place of birth: belonging by birth, hereditary, natural, original: occurring uncombined with other substances, as metals
    • n Native one born in any place: an original inhabitant:
    • n Native (pl.) oysters raised in artificial beds
    • ***


  • Christopher Marlowe
    “You stars that reigned at my nativity, whose influence hath allotted death and hell.”
  • Euripides
    “The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.”
  • John Neil
    John Neil
    “Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance.”
  • Smiley Blanton
    Smiley Blanton
    “The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.”
  • Henrik Ibsen
    “Don't use that foreign word ideals. We have that excellent native word lies.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus,. See Nation, and cf. Naïve Neif a serf


In literature:

Then Dan Pengelly went hunting, and caught a native canoe and two natives.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
Overcome with terror, the natives hastened to appease their terrible visitors by offering them all they possessed.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The only amusement was in watching the Ostjaks, the natives of the banks of the Obi.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
It is well known that southern Chile is the native land of the potato.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
They proved to be natives of Java, assembled for the purpose of celebrating one of their festivals.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
Your mother was a native and you try to cheat the natives.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
The natives are called Kanakis.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
Dyak militia, the Sarawak 'Rangers,' and native police force.
"British Borneo" by W. H. Treacher
Maei is a small island whose natives have nearly all disappeared, as is the case on most of its neighbours.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
On Nuuanu Street every shop is occupied by a Chinaman, dealing in such articles as his own countrymen and the natives are likely to purchase.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Dr. Inglis and a number of his most energetic Natives accompanied us to Umairarekar Tanna.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
The passengers were standing in groups with their bags at their feet, or on the head of some native near by.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
It is a conviction of these people that their soul cannot rest in peace unless their ashes be buried in their native land.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
The next morning we took our guide and three natives to each foreigner to assist in getting us up the Nikko mountain.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
Natives were near them, unseen, sending messages to other natives at a distance.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
On the 17th Feb. when night came, the watch was set consisting of two men, whose duty it was to guard against the thefts of the natives.
"A Narrative of the Mutiny, on Board the Ship Globe, of Nantucket, in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 1824" by William Lay
The handful of whites have everything; the natives walk in a foreign town.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The native Government increased the salary of Mr. Gurr, the natives' advocate.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The natives eat them to a moderate extent, but make no great account of them.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
He was a native of Ruston, in Norfolk.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie

In poetry:

Smile, sweet baby, smile,
For you will have weeping-while;
Native in your Heaven is smile, -
But your weeping, Viola?
"The Making Of Viola" by Francis Thompson
Be wise, ye men of strength and wit,
Nor boast your native powers;
But to his sovereign grace submit,
And glory shall be yours.
"Hymn 34 part 2" by Isaac Watts
As the bright sun recalls the rain
Back to its native heaven,
And in soft dew the show'r again
To thirstier fields is given :—
"To the Maid of Erin" by Mary Anne Browne
Let me be buried in a grave
Upon your bosom, native strand,
With your green turf above my breast,
Beneath your skies, O mother-land.
"Dawn" by Akaki Tsereteli
But deemed that spirits of the air
Had left their native homes in heaven,
And that the music warbled there
To earth awhile was given?
"Music:To A Boy Of Four Years Old, On Hearing Him Play The Harp " by Fitz-Greene Halleck
And, amid the tempest pealing,
Sounds of bells came faintly stealing,
Bells, that from the neighboring kloster
Rang for the Nativity.
"The Norman Baron" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Kaplan — the president of the Rasmuson Foundation, wife of an Alaska Native and contributor to many political causes — started making phone calls.
Retlif Testing Laboratories is part of a partnership to evaluate and test technologies designed to treat ballast water on board ships against non-native aquatic species in American coastal waters, lakes and rivers.
Sacramento native Richard Cragun found international fame as ballet dancer.
Drummer Daniel Freedman, a New York native and member of the band Third World Love, steps out with his second album as a leader, blending jazz with Yoruban prayer chants, Moroccan music, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms, funk and pop.
A native of Macon, Ga.
An old building, constructed on Native American hallowed ground and with a history of violence, becomes prey to the supernatural in this disappointing horror novel from bestseller Koontz (What the Night Knows).
This native plant is great as an accent shrub or screen.
Rihanna horsed around at the beach with one of her brothers in her native Barbados on Thursday, and has the pics of the sexy star.
The singer has been spending the holidays in her native country after her grueling 2011 world tour which took her to 23 countries.
Rihanna made a splash in her native Barbados on Monday, and has the sexy new shots of the Umbrella singer.
New Jersey native Giuseppe Rossi _ the best soccer player this country has ever produced _ has been a possible transfer target for Barcelona this summer.
Bari , a Bensonhurst native who comes from a restaurant-owning family, realized he was unhappy with his eating habits sometime in the 1990's.
Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger Sparta native Troy Murphy has been inactive for six consecutive games, but will play Sunday against Portland.
Updated Microsoft Office applications running natively on Intel Macs.
The art of bead work has a long tradition in the Native American culture, passed down from one generation to the next.

In science:

There are few languages that offer a native support for component programming.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
Employing a procedure similar to one that has been used in static calculations, we construct an ensemble in which the affinity of the system for a native state is controlled by a “selection temperature” T0 .
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
In the limit of high T0 , the model reduces to a random heteropolymer, while for T0 → 0 the system is forced into the native state.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
For low T0 , we find an ordered phase, characterized by a nonzero overlap with the native state, below a temperature Tn ∝ 1/T0 > Tg .
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
This is the mechanism that embeds the native state x0 (s).
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
TTI regime, q0 the asymptotic correlation in the aging regime, and ϕ the overlap with native state.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
Thus there is no overlap with native state as µ → 0.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
In the large-N limit, it is locally stable against spontaneous formation of a native-like state at any T and T0 .
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
At low T0 and T , one expects that the polymer should be very close to its native state, i.e., small a.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
When the polymer gets longer and longer (N → ∞) a finite part of the chain is not in the native state conformation, since a stays constant.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
The rest of the chain is in the native state, which can be seen from the fact that overlap with native state approaches 1.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
It describes a free energy maximum between the minima at the random-globule and ergodic native states.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
The US state has a lower overlap with the native conformation than the ergodic-native solution does, because it has a smaller value of ˜µ.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
The rightmost one is stable and describes the ergodic-native phase, as before.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
It is also correlated with the native state, since ˜µ is finite (though we always find ˜µ ≪ 1 in 3 dimensions).
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach