What does natal mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Natal, KwaZulu-Natal(noun)

    a region of eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean

    "Natal was renamed KwaZulu-Natal in 1994"

  2. Natal(adj)

    a port city in northeastern Brazil

  3. natal(adj)

    relating to or accompanying birth

    "natal injuries"; "natal day"; "natal influences"

  4. natal(adj)

    of or relating to the buttocks


  1. Natal(ProperNoun)

    A seaport and the state capital of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

  2. Natal(ProperNoun)

    A former British colony and province of South Africa. It is now called KwaZulu-Natal province.

  3. Origin: From natis, plural nates

Webster Dictionary

  1. Natal(adj)

    of or pertaining to one's birth; accompying or dating from one's birth; native

  2. Natal(adj)

    presiding over nativity; as, natal Jove


  1. Natal

    Natal is the capital and largest city of Rio Grande do Norte, a northeastern state in Brazil. As of the IBGE July 2009, the city had a total population of 806,203. Natal is considered by IPEA, the safest capital city in the country. The implementation of the Via Costeira, 10 km long avenue along the shore and the dunes, was the true starting point for the beginning of tourist activity in the State in the 1980s. That is where the main hotels of the capital city, Natal, are concentrated. Natal has several tourist attractions and is famous for its natural beauty, for its historical monuments and buildings, for its beaches and also for its off-season carnival, the Carnatal. The city also boasts the second largest urban park in Brazil, the Parque das Dunas. It is the capital of Brazil closest to Africa and Europe, and the Augusto Severo International Airport connects Natal with many Brazilian cities and also operates some international flights. The city is one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, for which Brazil is the host nation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Natal

    nā′tal, adj. pertaining to the nates or buttocks.—n.pl. Nā′tes, the buttocks.—adj. Nat′iform. [L. natis, the rump.]

  2. Natal

    nā′tal, adj. pertaining to birth: native: presiding over birthdays.—adj. Natali′tial, pertaining to a birthday.—n. Natal′ity, birth-rate. [Fr.,—L. natalisnasci, natus, to be born.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Natal

    British colony in SE. Africa, somewhat larger than Denmark, fronts the Indian Ocean on the E., having a foreshore of 180 m., between Zululand on the N. and Kaffraria on the S.; the Dragensberg Mountains form its western boundary; enjoys a fine salubrious climate, and possesses abundance of fertile land, watered by some 140 inches of rainfall; along the coast the sugar-cane is largely cultivated, as also some tea, coffee, tobacco, &c., while all kinds of fruits flourish in its sub-tropical climate; the rising ground inland produces good cereals, and large numbers of sheep and cattle find excellent pasturage on the plains and mountain slopes on the W.; excellent coal is mined in large quantities, and iron and copper promise well; wool, sugar, hides, feathers, and ivory are the chief exports, and are shipped mainly at Durban, the chief port; the colony now enjoys the advantages of good railways, schools, representative government, and a legal code based on old Dutch law; Pietermaritzburg (q. v.) is the capital; Natal was discovered in 1497 by Vasco da Gama, and after being annexed to Cape Colony in 1844, was declared, 11 years later, a separate colony.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of natal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of natal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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