(Latin: born, birth)
An alternate meaning: "Every day, starting from birth, we die a little."
2. A large number of people affiliated by shared heritage, language, or culture and living in a certain country: The story on television was one that softened the hearts of the nation, especially the population living in small communities.
3. The Indian people of North America or association of peoples; ethnic group: The students read about the Shawnee nation in their history books.
4.Etymology: from Old French nacion, from Latin nationem, natio, "nation, stock, race"; literally, "that which has been born," from natus, past participle of nasci, "to be born".
The political sense has gradually taken over from the racial meaning of "large group of people with common ancestry".
2. Characteristic of one certain country: When Joseph spoke, his national accent was certainly audible.
3. A structure or place, usually a building, that is either owned, fianacially supported, or controlled by a federal government: The city made plans to erect a national art gallery for the public.
2. Support for the political indepedence of a certain country of people; separatism: When the U.S. became independent, certain symbols of nationalism became evident, as the flag and the National Anthem.
2. An individual who supports the political independence of a certain people or country; totalitarian; extreme right-winger: Tim's uncle seemed to be a nationalist who definitely wanted to have a separate and very strong Scotland.
It is important in many countries that a person's nationality is stated in important documents.
2. People who have the same racial origins: The poor of many countries and nationalities strive and even fight to survive.
2. The act or formation of a country: In Jane's book, it mentioned that the country's character was changing into the direction of nationalization, instead of having just a local quality.
2. To make specifically national: There have been certain issues and features that have nationalised the political life of America.
2. A local resident: As a native or inhabitant of Covina, Sally became quite well-known for her artistry.
3. A plant or animal that was born or exists in a certain region: Grace recommended her friend to plant natives in her garden because they would probably survive the best.
2. Pertaining to a plant or animal of an indigenous beginning or growth; home-grown: The black bear and the redwood trees are native to America.
3. Concerning a quality that is inborn to a person; natural-born: Judy was known for her native wit and humor and she was loved by everyone!
4. Referring to a metal in its natural state: Gold normally is found as to be a pure native gold and is usually worth a lot!
2. The birth of Jesus Christ: Many churchgoers love to attend their place of worship and enjoy the tradition of singing carols and listening to the story of the nativity.
3. A play depicting the birth of Jesus Christ: Tommy's parents went to church to see him as one of the donkeys in the nativity that was put on before Christmas.
4. A model or carving that shows the birth of Jesus Christ: Some teenagers wanted to repair the nativity in their church that had seemingly lost some paint and had fallen apart.