Native is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of native, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
EXAMPLES - Native in a Sentence
- The Florida native is a top-30 player in the country. (source)
- The Iowa native is a decent shooter who made 41% of his (source)
- There would be an attack by what we call native Americans. (source)
- Massachusetts has similar restrictions for the word "native." (source)
- -- The Broncos believe the Florida native is a special talent. (source)
- My companion made herself known as a native, and was let out directly. (source)
- Columbus thought he had landed in India, so he called the native people (source)
- Lisa Adler is a 29-year old New York native from a Latin American Jewish family. (source)
- How can you call native people who have been refused the right to self-determination rebels? (source)
- My native is Macedonian, ... then with same quality can help for Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian ... (source)
- Thus, if a native is asked the distance to a certain village, his answer will be one of these four: (source)
- Another bird that was seen by our friends, but not captured, is the one known as the native companion. (source)
- Nobody ever came to their little house but the priest, a native from the Spanish islands, now and then. (source)
- Whether you're a Coloradan or a Coloradoan, you know the real meaning of the word native in these parts. (source)
- The ribbon interface is based on Mac aesthetics, in other words a native look is what we are talking about. (source)
- The dates of birth and death are not absolutely certain, and Konrad himself calls his native place Megenberg. (source)
- And if the experience of this native is any indication, that might just be more forward-looking than it seems. (source)
- They don't want to be a part of Taiwan so how do they have any right to any opinion on the term native Taiwanese? (source)
- 'Swine' is not a word native to the antiseptic ethos of labs and hospital wards, but belongs to sleazier surroundings. (source)
- I was almost glad that the first time I baptized a native child, using the native language, should be on Fan's birthday. (source)
- When Kuna speak in their native language the Spanish words for "climate change" are often among the few foreign words used. (source)
- The Mississauga native is at his best when the puck is on his stick, and few in his age group are able to see the ice as well. (source)
- The Georgia native is a music industry veteran who has produced songs for artists including Mariah Carey, Usher and Alicia Keys. (source)
- After a little season of thanksgiving with my dear wife, I called my native helpers into our little chapel, and translated to them the letter. (source)
- In it we called our native people "merciless indian savages," and with that kind of framing gave ourselves a moral justification to remove them. (source)
- The Florida native is a prototypical NBA guard in terms of size (6-3), strength and straight-line speed, and his shooting range extends to 22 feet. (source)
- "Lucifer" is not a word native to the Hebrew language, but was rather an anachronism introduced by mistake into the King James Bible by its transaltors. (source)
- But I call my native land and heaven too to witness, with what contumely and bitter treatment I am being driven forth, as though I were a slave, not a son of (source)
- Some people were urging the newspapers to drop the word native from their headlines, others found it hard to know what the hiding of the painful truth would do. (source)
- Every limited area which we call our native country we regard as our motherland, whereas the terrestrial globe is the motherland of all, and not any restricted area. (source)
- Every limited area which we call our native country we regard as our mother-land, whereas the terrestrial globe is the mother-land of all, and not any restricted area. (source)
- This, if a native is asked the distance to a certain village, his answer will be one of these four: "Close up; long way little bit; long way big bit; or long way too much." (source)
- The Mississauga native is also a fine student and could have had his choice of NCAA scholarships but decided the adjustment to major junior, in the United States to boot, was more to his liking. (source)
- How can one call the native population to be terrorists just because they are fighting against an arrogant and lethal occupation army, which was mobilized against them through lies and deception? (source)
- The veins from the leg, in contradistinction, have -- are more likely to become involved with the arteriosclerotic process, just as are the, what we call the native arteries or the arteries on the heart. (source)
- After designing a "native" - looking cultural center for New Caledonia in the south Pacific (1998), his Genoa-based workshop accepted several commissions to enlarge and improve existing museums across the U.S. (source)
- His stumbles started when he called a native Virginian of Indian descent "macaca" and increased when former classmates at the University of Virginia came forward to reveal Allen's racist rhetoric while attending college. (source)
- Boroditsky has shown that in German, native speakers tend to describe bridges as elegant or beautiful, whereas Spanish or French speakers generally refer to a bridge in masculine terms: as strong and massive and muscular. (source)
- However, as we know, in our unfortunate past, the word native was used, wrongly, to refer to those who were supposed to be inferior, backward and uncivilised and accordingly not fit to live in humane and habitable conditions. (source)
- After preaching, in the morning, I baptized the native man John; and after preaching in the afternoon, we had the honor to break bread in the house of God, with our newly arrived brethren from America, and our newly baptized brother. (source)
- Instead of looking on that as an additional layer of complexity, you must realize that seeking out complete sentences actually gets you thinking of the language as a Mandarin Chinese native-speaker would, and that is the fastest way to learn. (source)
- European sportsmen come and go, a few shoot excessively, the majority do not, but the native is always there, and he never discriminates; female and immature beasts are all the same to him, the life of the animals has no meaning, its rarity has no significance, it is only so much "meat". (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "native" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 26 synonyms for native.
built-in, congenital, connate, connatural, constitutional, endemic, essential, fundamental, genuine, hereditary, implanted, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrained, inherited, instinctive, intrinsic, inveterate, inwrought, natal, natural, original, real, unacquired, wild
We have 7 antonyms for native.
alien, auxiliary, foreign, minor, outside, secondary, unimportant
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of native from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Existing in or belonging to one by nature; innate: native ability.
- (adjective) Being such by birth or origin: a native Scot.
- (adjective) Being one's own because of the place or circumstances of one's birth: our native land.
- (adjective) Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region; indigenous: a plant native to Asia.
- (adjective) Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Belonging to one by birth.
- (adjective) Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from prehistoric times.
- (adjective) Of or relating to North American Indians or Aboriginal people.
- (adjective) Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin.
- (adjective) Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by man.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the place or the circumstances in which one is born; -- opposed to
- (adjective) Born in the region in which one lives; ; grown or originating in the region where used or sold; not foreign or
imported. In the latter sense, synonymous with domestic.
- (adjective) Original; constituting the original substance of anything.
- (adjective) Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Coming into existence by birth; having an origin; born.
- (None) Born of one's self; own.
- (None) Of or pertaining to one by birth, or the place or circumstances of one's birth: as, native land; native language.
- (None) Of indigenous origin or growth; not exotic or of foreign origin or production; belonging by birth: as, the native grapes of the South; a native name.
- (None) Connected by birth; hence, closely related; near.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
- (adjective) as found in nature in the elemental form
- (noun) an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
- (noun) indigenous plants and animals
- (adjective) belonging to one by birth