nativity

Definitions

  • Settlers run from the native inhabitants
    Settlers run from the native inhabitants
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Nativity the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
    • n nativity the event of being born "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A NATIVE VILLAGE A NATIVE VILLAGE
NATIVES AT THE RAILWAY STATION NATIVES AT THE RAILWAY STATION
Native Refugees from Katmai Eruption Native Refugees from Katmai Eruption
A Native Hoister A Native Hoister
MAKING NATIVE TAPESTRY MAKING NATIVE TAPESTRY
NATIVES OF SENEGAMBIA NATIVES OF SENEGAMBIA
GUINEA COAST NATIVE GUINEA COAST NATIVE
A NATIVE OF THE GABOON RIVER A NATIVE OF THE GABOON RIVER

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Kodiak, which is native to Alaska, is the largest bear and can measure up to eight feet and weigh as much as 1,700 pounds
    • Nativity (Fine Arts) A picture representing or symbolizing the early infancy of Christ. The simplest form is the babe in a rude cradle, and the heads of an ox and an ass to express the stable in which he was born.
    • Nativity (Astrol) A representation of the positions of the heavenly bodies as the moment of one's birth, supposed to indicate one's future destinies; a horoscope.
    • Nativity The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner, etc. "I have served him from the hour of my nativity .""Thou hast left . . . the land of thy nativity .""These in their dark nativity the deep
      Shall yield us, pregnant with infernal flame."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Native Indians have been known to paint their doors blue, which they believe keeps the bad spirits out
    • n nativity The fact of being born; birth.
    • n nativity The circumstances attending birth, as time, place, and surroundings.
    • n nativity In particular, the birth of Christ; hence.
    • n nativity the festival commemorating the birth of Christ; Christmas.
    • n nativity a picture representing the birth of Christ: as, the Nativity of Perugino in the hall of the Cam bio at Perugia.
    • n nativity In feudal times, the condition of servitude or villeinage. See native, n., 2.
    • n nativity In astrology, a scheme or figure of the heavens, particularly of the twelve houses, at the moment when a person was born; a horoscope.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine
    • n Nativity state or fact of being born: time, place, and manner of birth: the birth of Christ, hence the festival of His birth, Christmas—also a picture representing His birth: state or place of being produced: a horoscope
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Quotations

  • Euripides
    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.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas%20Fuller
    “Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    Marcus%20T.%20Cicero
    “The soil of their native land is dear to all the hearts of mankind.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. nativité, L. nativitas,. See Native, and cf. NaïvetÉ
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. nativusnasci, natus, to be born.

Usage

In literature:

Did they set down on a planet where some inimical form of native life or a Red settlement had awaited them?
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
Your job would be merely to keep the natives working at top speed.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
Four other banks have been founded at Sofia by groups of foreign and native capitalists.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
In due course of time, his proving completed, he returned to his native land.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
If a native gets his leg run over by a waggon, the people will often say that it is all his own fault through being clumsy.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
The native dogs howled hideously as they were unceremoniously driven from the still smouldering embers of last night's fires.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
A native chief came in with a levy of ninety native coolies.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
To the natives, it means any product of Terran technology, from paper-clips to spaceships.
"Oomphel in the Sky" by Henry Beam Piper
Others stole into the natives' huts and lay in ambush, waiting for an opportunity to bite.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
He used to listen with eager ears to the accounts I gave him of my voyage, and the wonders of my native land.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
The boatmen, unlike the natives of the places lately visited, were almost as fair as Europeans.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The natives, as may be supposed, retaliate.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
At one or two points light wreaths of smoke were seen curling up, telling of encampments of the natives.
"Maori and Settler" by G. A. Henty
Native of this country.
"Seeds of Michigan Weeds" by W. J. (William James) Beal
Yet the natives frequently referred to "Cuba-nacan" as a great place somewhere in the interior.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
The native town was in this quarter, while the space intervening between the British and Indian troops was partly covered with rambling bazaars.
"The Red Year" by Louis Tracy
With some Account of the Natives and Native Institutions.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
He had lately married, and lived in a rancho, or native hut, only a short distance from our Southern boundary.
"Blanco y Colorado" by William C. Tetley
He landed in his native country after several years of a hard, adventurous life; but there was not a soul to welcome him.
"The Fire Trumpet" by Bertram Mitford
Allegri, (also signing himself Lieto) Antonio, from his native place called Coreggio, b.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Volume VI (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
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In poetry:

"I spoke, nor Fate forbore his trembling spoil;
Some venal mourner lent his careless aid,
And soon they bore me to my native soil,
Where my fond parents' dear remains were laid.
"Elegy XXII. Written in the Year ----, When the Rights of Sepulture Were So Frequently Violated" by William Shenstone
Think not, thou pride of Summer's softest strain!
Sweet dress of Nature, in her virgin bloom!
That thou hast flutter'd to the breeze in vain,
Or unlamented found thy native tomb.
"Verses On An Autumn Leaf" by Sir John Carr
No puissant singer he, whose silence grieves
To-day the great West's tender heart and strong;
No singer vast of voice: yet one who leaves
His native air the sweeter for his song.
"Epigrams" by William Watson
Could it be his fathers ever
Loved to linger here?
These bare hills, this conquered river,—
Could they hold them dear,
With their native loveliness
Tamed and tortured into this?
"The Fountain" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Green as the Shamrock of their native Isle
Their memory lives, and babes unborn shall smile
And share in happiness the pride that blends
Our country's name with her beloved friends!
"Prologue" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
But the scene was changed--the boys
Left their native soil--
Rhyme's pursuit was idle joys,
Reason's manly toil:
Soon Rhyme was starving in a ditch,
While Reason grew exceeding rich.
"Rhyme And Reason: An Apologue" by George Pope Morris

In news:

FAIRBANKS — Alaska Native s make up roughly 16 percent of the state's population.
The University of Alaska Southeast Native and Rural Center provides support for students on the path to academic success.
Young Alaska Native men at high risk for suicide.
New survey shows numbers far greater than among non-Natives.
Young Reintroduces Alaska Native Vets Bill.
Representative Don Young Don Young reintroduced a bill that allows Alaska Native s who served in.
Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, Grades K-5.
Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
Saxtons River native Laurel Wickberg grew up wanting to become a pediatrician.
Mrs Reid was a native of New Rochelle, N.Y. And had resided in St Augustine since 1976.
They are busy identifying which of the lagoon's native species of unicellular micro- algae can be bred in new bioreactors to provide efficient biomass for electricity and motor fuel production.
Native American Language Education in New Mexico.
Join WCO Doug Daniels from the US Fish and Boat Commission for a program on the native reptiles and amphibians of Pennsylvania.
Provided photo Syracuse native Martin Sexton plays Saturday with Buffalo's Ani DiFranco at Paper Mill Island in Baldwinsville.
Aggressive, non-native species can crowd out beneficial native plants.
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In science:

Small libraries of protein fragments model native protein structures accurately. J.
Hydropathy Conformational Letter and its Substitution Matrix HP-CLESUM: an Application to Protein Structural Alignment
The design of comma: An extensible framework for mapping constrained ob jects to native solver models.
Using ATL to define advanced and flexible constraint model transformations
Features and applications of blue-native and clear-native electrophoresis.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
While we do not intend to support Microsoft Windows operating system as a regular OPUCEM target, we still have ported the C version of the library using the GNU development toolchain provided under the Cygwin environment and independently by the native tools from the MinGW project [12, 13].
OPUCEM: A Library with Error Checking Mechanism for Computing Oblique Parameters
The application of this model to various regimes of protein-sequences allows one to make a direct connection to recent simulations and, via a simple, solvable analytic model, describe the essence of native hubs (i.e. transitions between non-native states occur via the native state) recently seen in simulation .
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
We choose the native contacts and non-native contacts to have differing energetic contributions (ǫN and ǫN N , respectively), noting that these quantities could naturally be negative (especially ǫN ).
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
This Hamiltonian is simple, yet captures the main element of interest in this work: the interplay between native and non-native interactions.
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
To more easily see the impact of these elemental rates on the overall dynamics, we propose a simple model for the rate matrix: a block-diagonal matrix with a block diagonal form of n blocks each of size m rows but now with one additional row for the folded (native) state.
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
Note that this matrix obeys detailed balance, although we have made the simplifying approximation that the free energy of states within a block are similar and the free energy between non-native blocks is also similar.
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
We note in passing that the degeneracy in the eigenvalues seen here is naturally broken by some small variations in rates between states (i.e. the rates between all non-native states would not be all exactly k0 ).
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
In order to obtain reasonable estimates for the key transition rates in our model, i.e. k0 = kαβ vs k0N = kαN (where α and β are representative nonfolded structures and N is the native state), we look to equations (3), (5), and (8).
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
First, we consider the case ǫN < ǫN N < 0, i.e. both native and non-native contacts are energetically preferred, but native more so.
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
In order to compare k0N to k0 , consider that both ǫN and ǫN N are negative, but the drive to form native contacts is stronger; thus, the barrier height determined in eq (8) will be lower for transitions to N .
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
Finally, due to the nature of our Hamiltonian, it would be rare for two structures at random to have more contacts in common with each other than with the native state; thus, we can make the approximation that at least qα,N ≈ qα,β , or more likely qα,N ≥ qα,β .
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
As the strength of non-native interactions gets more attractive (i.e.
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
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