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
Synonyms: indigene indigen
Related terms: person Russian Filipino Mauritian Seychellois American Levantine
4. [ adjective ] belonging to one by birth

"my native land" "one's native language"

Related terms: adopted
5. [ adjective ] being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning
Synonyms: aboriginal

"native Americans" "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"

Related terms: nonnative
6. [ adjective ] as found in nature in the elemental form

"native copper"

Related terms: pure