Native vs Homeborn - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between native and homeborn
is that native
is belonging to the native inhabitants of the americas or australia; in particular: while homeborn
is that which is born in a given place, native, indigenous.
As a noun native
is an aboriginal inhabitant of the americas or australia; in particular:.
Belonging to one by birth.
- This is my native land.
- English is not my native language.
Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from prehistoric times.
- I need a volunteer native New Yorker for my next joke…
- What are now called ‘Native Americans’ used to be called Indians.
Born or grown in the region in which it lives or is found; not foreign or imported.
- The native peoples of Australia are called aborigines.
- a native inhabitant
- native oysters or strawberries
(biology, of a species) Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by man.
- Many native artists studied abroad.
(computing, of software) Pertaining to the system or architecture in question.
- The naturalized Norway maple often outcompetes the native North American sugar maple.
- This is a native back-end to gather the latest news feeds.
(mineralogy) Occurring naturally in its pure or uncombined form; native aluminium, native salt.
Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
* (rfdate) (Cudworth)
- The native integer size is sixteen bits.
Original; constituting the original substance of anything.
- Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native , rising and vanishing again in long periods of times.
- native dust
Naturally related; cognate; connected (with).
* (rfdate) (Shakespeare)
- The head is not more native to the heart, / Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father.
* foreign, fremd
* go native
* native soil
* native speaker
* native wit
A person who is native to a place; a person who was born in a place.
(lb) A person of aboriginal stock, as distinguished from a person who was or whose ancestors were foreigners or settlers/colonizers. (aboriginal inhabitant of the Americas or Australia).
- Some natives must have stolen our cattle.
* In North America, (m)/(m) came into use as an umbrella term for the indigenous inhabitants of America as (m) began to fall out of formal usage (because it originated from Columbus's mistaken belief that he was in India and the people he encountered were Indians). Other designations include (m), (Native Canadian), and (m). In Canada, the terms include (Inuit) and (Metis) and the adjectives (m)/(m).
* native cat
that which is born in a given place, native, indigenous