Synonyms for native

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : ney-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : ˈneɪ tɪv

Top 10 synonyms for native Other synonyms for the word native

Définition of native

Origin :
  • late 14c., "natural, hereditary, connected with something in a natural way," from Old French natif "native, born in; raw, unspoiled" (14c.) and directly from Latin nativus "innate, produced by birth," from natus, past participle of nasci (Old Latin gnasci) "be born," related to gignere "beget," from PIE root *gene-/*gen- "to give birth, beget," with derivatives referring to familial and tribal groups (see genus). From late 15c. as "born in a particular place." From early 15c. as "of one's birth," also used from mid-15c. in sense of "bound; born in servitude or serfdom," also, as a noun "a bondsman, serf." Native American attested from 1956.
  • adj innate, inherent
  • adj domestic, home
  • noun person born in the country in which he/she dwells
Example sentences :
  • Would you not like to be buried with regal honour, in your native Clazomenæ?
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Further, the native who gave all the information to Mr. Monger was one of our party.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • In most parts of Mesopotamia it was understood as readily as the native tongue.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Looking round, I saw a native running along about 300 yards from me.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Windich found a native spring about a mile to the North-East.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • There was, however, one exception, and that was his friend Windich (native).
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • So he lived and so he died, the most revered and the happiest man in all his native shire.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Even my young French companion was stared at, just because she was not a native of the place.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Zegarra, as a native of Peru whose language was Quichua, had great advantages.
  • Extract from : « Apu Ollantay » by Anonymous
  • The early part of his existence was spent with his grandparents in his native place.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh

Antonyms for native

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