Meaning of NATIVE in English


[noun] [C]The missing man is believed to be a native of Monaco (= person born in Monaco).(humorous) He asked me in the pub if I was a native, so I confessed I was from Coventry, not a local girl.Native is also used of a person who lives in a simple and traditional way in a country considered to be less developed than the speaker's own country. This usage is increasingly considered offensive.a native villagenative customs and traditionsIn this small African city, the white European workers didn't mix with 'the natives,' as they called the local people.(informal disapproving or humorous) If a person who is in a foreign country goes native, they begin to live and/or dress like the people who live there.The first guy they sent out to do a deal with the local people went native, took a wife and never came back.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.