Meaning of NATIVE in English



Function: noun

Date: 1535

1 : one born or reared in a particular place

2 a : an original or indigenous inhabitant b : something indigenous to a particular locality

3 : a local resident especially : a person who has always lived in a place as distinguished from a visitor or a temporary resident

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.