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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Native  \Na"tive\,  a.  [F.  natif,  L.  nativus  fr  nasci,  p.  p. 
  natus.  See  {Nation},  and  cf  {Na["i]ve},  {Nelf}  a  serf.] 
  1.  Arising  by  birth;  having  an  origin;  born.  [Obs.] 
  Anaximander's  opinion  is  that  the  gods  are  native, 
  rising  and  vanishing  again  in  long  periods  of  times. 
  2.  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, 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Native  \Na"tive\,  n. 
  1.  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 
  2.  (Stock  Breeding)  Any  of  the  live  stock  found  in  a  region, 
  as  distinguished  from  such  as  belong  to  pure  and  distinct 
  imported  breeds.  [U.S.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  being  such  by  origin;  "the  native  North  American  sugar 
  maple";  "many  native  artists  studied  abroad"  [ant:  {foreign}] 
  2:  existing  at  birth;  "man's  connatural  sense  of  the  good" 
  [syn:  {connatural},  {inborn},  {inbred}] 
  3:  belonging  to  one  by  birth;  "my  native  land";  "one's  native 
  language"  [ant:  {adopted}] 
  4:  being  or  composed  of  people  inhabiting  a  region  from  the 
  beginning;  "native  Americans";  "the  aboriginal  peoples  of 
  Australia"  [syn:  {aboriginal}]  [ant:  {nonnative}] 
  5:  as  found  in  nature  in  the  elemental  form  "native  copper" 
  n  :  a  person  who  was  born  in  a  particular  place 

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