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1 native /ˈneɪtɪv/ adjective
1 native
/ˈneɪtɪv/
adjective
Learner's definition of NATIVE
always used before a noun
: born in a particular place
used to refer to the place where a person was born and raised
always used before a noun : belonging to a person since birth or childhood
see also native speaker
: existing naturally as an ability, quality, etc., that someone has
: produced, living, or existing naturally in a particular region
often + to
used to refer to the place or type of place where a plant or animal normally or naturally lives
always used before a noun : of or relating to a group of people who were living in an area (such as North America or Africa) when a new group of usually European people arrived

go native

: to start to behave or live like the local people
2 native /ˈneɪtɪv/ noun
plural natives
2 native
/ˈneɪtɪv/
noun
plural natives
Learner's definition of NATIVE
[count]
: a person who was born or raised in a particular place
: a person from a group of people who were living in an area (such as South America or Africa) when Europeans first arrived
◊ This sense of native was commonly used in the past but is now often considered offensive.
: a kind of plant or animal that originally grew or lived in a particular place
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