- of or relating to software designed specifically for the platform on which it is running: native applications for 64-bit PCs;native mobile apps.
- of or relating to data interpreted or displayed by the software or hardware for which it was originally encoded: to view the file in its native format.
Origin of native
Synonyms for native
Antonyms for native
Related Words for nativenatural, endemic, indigenous, primitive, homegrown, national, inhabitant, citizen, real, constitutional, essential, fundamental, wild, original, natal, belonging, primary, aboriginal, vernacular, local
Examples from the Web for native
Contemporary Examples of native
He had shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend early that morning in Baltimore and headed for his native Brooklyn.Two Cops ‘Assassinated’ in Brooklyn
December 21, 2014
While the Clovis, California native may not have completely believed that, he wasn't about to sit around and find out.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer
December 15, 2014
They were conducted entirely in Hebrew, a language the U.S. native does not speak, although he was provided a translator.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist
December 14, 2014
Hornbuckle, on the other hand, says the policy will not put Native American nations in danger.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It
December 13, 2014
While still relatively unknown stateside, Bellucci is a reigning vixen in France and her native Italy.‘Spectre’ Casts 50-Year-Old Bond Girl For 007 to Do Sex To
December 5, 2014
Historical Examples of native
Would you not like to be buried with regal honour, in your native Clazomenæ?Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Further, the native who gave all the information to Mr. Monger was one of our party.
In most parts of Mesopotamia it was understood as readily as the native tongue.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
There was, however, one exception, and that was his friend Windich (native).
Windich found a native spring about a mile to the North-East.
Word Origin for native
late 14c., "natural, hereditary, connected with something in a natural way," from Old French natif "native, born in; raw, unspoiled" (14c.) and directly from Latin nativus "innate, produced by birth," from natus, past participle of nasci (Old Latin gnasci) "be born," related to gignere "beget," from PIE root *gene-/*gen- "to give birth, beget," with derivatives referring to familial and tribal groups (see genus). From late 15c. as "born in a particular place." From early 15c. as "of one's birth," also used from mid-15c. in sense of "bound; born in servitude or serfdom," also, as a noun "a bondsman, serf." Native American attested from 1956.
mid-15c., "person born in bondage," from native (adj.), and in some usages from Medieval Latin nativus, noun use of nativus (adj.). Cf. Old French naif, also "woman born in slavery." From 1530s as "person who has always lived in a place." Applied from 1650s to original inhabitants of non-European nations where Europeans hold political power, e.g., of American Indians, by 1630s; hence, used contemptuously of "the locals" from 1800. Related: Natives.