Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun native

3 senses of native

Sense 1
native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal -- (an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 2
native -- (a person born in a particular place or country; "he is a native of Brazil")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 3
native -- (indigenous plants and animals)
       => organism, being -- (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

Antonyms of adj native

4 senses of native

Sense 1
native (vs. foreign) -- (characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad")

foreign (vs. native), strange -- (relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city")
        => adventive -- (not native and not fully established; locally or temporarily naturalized; "an adventive weed")
        => alien, exotic -- (being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine")
        => nonnative -- (of plants or animals originating in a part of the world other than where they are growing)
        => established, naturalized -- (introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation)
        => foreign-born, nonnative -- (of persons born in another area or country than that lived in; "our large nonnative population")
        => imported -- (used of especially merchandise brought from a foreign source; "imported wines")
        => tramontane -- (being or coming from another country; "tramontane influences")
        => unnaturalized, unnaturalised -- (not having acquired citizenship)

Sense 2
native (vs. adopted) -- (belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one's native language")

adopted (vs. native), adoptive -- (acquired as your own by free choice; "my adopted state"; "an adoptive country")

Sense 3
native (vs. nonnative), aboriginal -- (characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia")

nonnative (vs. native) -- (not being or composed of aborigines; "the nonnative population of South Africa")

Sense 4
native -- (as found in nature in the elemental form; "native copper")

INDIRECT (VIA pure) -> impure -- (combined with extraneous elements)

Similarity of adj native

4 senses of native

Sense 1
native (vs. foreign) -- (characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad")
       => autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, indigenous -- (originating where it is found; "the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"; "autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"; "endemic folkways"; "the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan")
       => domestic -- (produced in a particular country; "domestic wine"; "domestic oil")
       => homegrown -- (grown or originating in a particular place; "stands selling homegrown fruits and vegetables")
       => native-born -- (belonging to a place by birth; "a native-born Scot"; "a native Scot")

Sense 2
native (vs. adopted) -- (belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one's native language")
       => connatural, inborn, inbred -- (normally existing at birth; "mankind's connatural sense of the good")

Sense 3
native (vs. nonnative), aboriginal -- (characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia")

Sense 4
native -- (as found in nature in the elemental form; "native copper")
       => pure (vs. impure) -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

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