Definition for NA'TIVE

NA'TIVE, a. [L. nativus, from nascor, natus, to be born.]

  1. Produced by nature; original; born with the being; natural; not acquired; as, native genius; native affections; a native talent or disposition; native cheerfulness; native simplicity.
  2. Produced by nature; not factitious or artificial; as, native ore; native color.
  3. Conferred by birth; as, native rights and privileges.
  4. Pertaining to the place of birth; as, native soil; native country; native graces. Shak.
  5. Original; that of which any thing is made; as, man's native dust. Milton.
  6. Born with; congenial. Shak.

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