Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Belonging to a place by birth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Born in the country specified or understood.

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  • adjective being a native and inhabitant of the same place

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective belonging to a place by birth

Etymologies

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From native + born.

Examples

  • History: a name for native-born Israelis, who were said to be hard on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • History: a name for native-born Israelis, who were said to be hard on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • History: a name for native-born Israelis, who were said to be hard on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • History: a name for native-born Israelis, who were said to be hard on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • In nearly every Western boomtown, one could find blacks and whites living next to Asians and Native Americans, and immigrants of dozens of nationalities working alongside native-born Americans.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The reality is that we find ourselves importing talent and exporting jobs simply because we do not produce enough native-born, well-qualified scientists and engineers in our nation's universities.

    John Brooks Slaughter: Science, Jobs And Elections As November Elections Approach

  • The reality is that we find ourselves importing talent and exporting jobs simply because we do not produce enough native-born, well-qualified scientists and engineers in our nation's universities.

    John Brooks Slaughter: Science, Jobs And Elections As November Elections Approach

  • The reality is that we find ourselves importing talent and exporting jobs simply because we do not produce enough native-born, well-qualified scientists and engineers in our nation's universities.

    John Brooks Slaughter: Science, Jobs And Elections As November Elections Approach

  • Gregory Nalbone, a native-born New Yorker, whom you see here photographed from the other, more courteous direction (above), is also a bona fide model, trying to make his way in the toughest and most competitive market that exists for members of that profession, evidently with some considerable success, though not enough to be free from the modern equivalent of indentured labor at The Eagle.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Whether we are native-born Mexicans, naturalized Mexican citizens, foreign residents of Mexico, or residents of other countries who have an abiding interest in Mexico, we're not confirmed law-breakers.

    Questions and Concerns about Foreigners in Mexico

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