Natural meaning

năchər-əl, năchrəl
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Not altered, treated, or disguised.

Natural coloring; natural produce.

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Characterized by spontaneity and freedom from artificiality, affectation, or inhibitions.
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Faithfully representing nature or life.
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Of or arising from nature; in accordance with what is found or expected in nature.
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Established by moral certainty or conviction.

Natural rights.

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Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature.

A natural death.

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The definition of natural is formed by nature or instincts.

An example of natural is the quality of a flower.

An example of natural is a mother cat's ability to know to nurse her babies.

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Obviously or seemingly right or proper.

He is a natural choice to chair the committee.

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Produced or existing in nature; not artificial or manufactured.
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Of the real or physical world as distinguished from a spiritual, intellectual, or imaginary world.
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It's natural for business to be slow on Tuesdays.

His prison sentence was the natural consequence of a life of crime.

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(music) Neither sharp nor flat. Denoted â™®.

The piece is played in C natural.

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(music) Produced by natural organs, such as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music.
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(music) Applied to an air or modulation of harmony which moves by easy and smooth transitions, digressing but little from the original key.

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Without, or prior to, modification or adjustment.

The natural motion of a gravitating body.

The chairs were all natural oak but the table had a lurid finish.

So-called second-generation silicone breast implants looked and felt more like the natural breast.

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Having the character or sentiments properly belonging to one's position; not unnatural in feelings.
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(of sexual intercourse) Without a condom.

We made natural love.

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(now rare) A native inhabitant of a place, country etc. [from 16th c.]
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(music) A note that is not or is no longer to be modified by an accidental, or the symbol â™® used to indicate such a note. [from 17th c.]
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An almost white colour, with tints of grey, yellow or brown; originally that of natural fabric. [from 20th c.]

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(archaic) One with a simple mind; a fool or idiot.
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(colloquial, chiefly UK) One's natural life.
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Present in or produced by nature.

A natural pearl.

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Of, relating to, or concerning nature.

A natural environment.

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True to nature; lifelike.

A natural likeness.

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Expected and accepted.
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Being in a state regarded as primitive, uncivilized, or unregenerate.
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(mathematics) Of or relating to positive integers, sometimes including zero.
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A yellowish gray to pale orange yellow.
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(games) A combination in certain card and dice games that wins immediately.
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An Afro hairstyle.
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Dealing with nature as an object of study.

A natural science.

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In a state provided by nature, without man-made changes; wild; uncultivated.
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Normal or usual; in the ordinary course of events.

A natural outcome.

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Free from affectation or artificiality; at ease.

A natural smile.

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Without a legal relationship.
  • Illegitimate.
    A natural child.
  • Relating biologically rather than by adoption.
    natural parents.
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With little or no processing, artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Natural food.

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Off-white, light-beige, etc.
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Resulting from age, disease, etc. rather than an accident, violence, etc.

A natural death, death from natural causes.

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(biol.) Designating or of a system of classification based on complete structure and characteristics.
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A person without normal intelligence; fool; idiot.
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(informal) A person who is or seems to be naturally expert.
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(informal) A thing that is, or promises to be, immediately successful.
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(craps) A winning roll of 7 or 11 on a first throw.
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Present in or produced by nature.

A natural pearl.

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Relating to or concerning nature.

A natural environment.

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Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature.

A natural death.

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(biology) Not produced or changed artificially; not conditioned.

Natural immunity; a natural reflex.

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Not altered, treated, or disguised.

Natural coloring; natural produce.

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An earlier fourth-generation language from Software AG, Reston, VA, that ran on a variety of computers from micro to mainframe. See fourth-generation language.
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That exists and evolved within the confines of an ecosystem.

The species will be under threat if its natural habitat is destroyed.

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Of or relating to nature.

In the natural world the fit tend to live on while the weak perish.

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Without artificial additives.

Natural food is healthier than processed food.

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One with an innate talent at or for something. [from 18th c.]

He's a natural on the saxophone.

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Origin of natural

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin nātūrālis from nātūra nature nature

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French, from Latin nātÅ«rālis, from nātus, the perfect participle of nāscor (“I am born").

    From Wiktionary