Definitions for naturalˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nat•u•ralˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl(adj.)

  1. existing in or formed by nature:

    a natural bridge.

  2. of or pertaining to nature:

    the natural world.

  3. in a state of nature; uncultivated, as land.

  4. having undergone little or no processing and containing no chemical additives:

    natural food.

    Category: Nutrition

  5. having a physical existence, as opposed to one that is spiritual, intellectual, fictitious, etc.

  6. belonging to the nature or essential constitution; inborn:

    natural ability.

  7. being such because of one's inborn nature or abilities:

    a natural mathematician.

  8. free from affectation or constraint:

    a natural manner.

  9. in accordance with the nature of things; to be expected:

    a natural result.

  10. in accordance with human nature.

  11. based upon the innate moral feeling of humankind:

    natural justice.

  12. happening in the usual course of things, without the intervention of accident, violence, etc.:

    a natural death.

  13. illegitimate:

    a natural son.

    Category: Law

  14. related by blood rather than by adoption:

    one's natural parents.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  15. based on what is learned from nature rather than on revelation:

    natural religion.

  16. true to or closely imitating nature:

    a natural representation.

  17. unenlightened or unregenerate:

    natural man.

  18. Music. neither sharp nor flat. changed in pitch by the natural sign.

    Category: Music and Dance

  19. not treated, refined, etc.; in its original state:

    natural wood.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  20. not tinted or colored; undyed.

  21. having a pale tannish or grayish yellow color.

  22. (n.)one that is or is likely to be suitable to or successful in an endeavor.

  23. a white key on a piano, organ, or the like. the symbol 頸, placed before a note, canceling the effect of a previous sharp or flat. a note affected by the natural sign, or a tone thus represented.

    Category: Music and Dance

  24. a fool or idiot.

  25. (in craps) a winning combination of 7 or 11 made on the first cast.

    Category: Games

  26. a natural substance or product.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  27. an Afro hairstyle.

Origin of natural:

1300–50; ME naturel < MF < L nātūrālis (see nature , -al1)

nat′u•ral•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. natural(noun)

    someone regarded as certain to succeed

    "he's a natural for the job"

  2. natural, cancel(noun)

    a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

  3. natural(adj)

    (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake

  4. natural(adj)

    in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature

    "a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena"

  5. natural(adj)

    existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation

    "a natural pearl"; "natural gas"; "natural silk"; "natural blonde hair"; "a natural sweetener"; "natural fertilizers"

  6. natural(adj)

    existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical

    "a perfectly natural explanation"

  7. natural(adj)

    functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies

    "it's the natural thing to happen"; "natural immunity"; "a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild"

  8. natural(adj)

    (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone

    "a natural scale"; "B natural"

  9. natural, instinctive(adj)

    unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct

    "a cat's natural aversion to water"; "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing"

  10. natural, raw(a), rude(a)(adj)

    (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes

    "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"

  11. natural(adj)

    related by blood; not adopted

  12. natural, born(p), innate(p)(adj)

    being talented through inherited qualities

    "a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent"

  13. lifelike, natural(adj)

    free from artificiality

    "a lifelike pose"; "a natural reaction"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. natural(adjective)ˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl

    existing in nature, not made by humans

    a drink made from all natural ingredients; a natural way to lower blood sugar; the beauty of the natural world

  2. naturalˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl

    normal or reasonable

    It's natural to feel sad when a pet dies.; It seemed natural that she wanted to be with her brother.

  3. naturalˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl

    existing from birth

    a natural talent for art; his natural leadership qualities

  4. naturalˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl

    sincere and not seeming false

    Her smile was natural and sweet.

  5. natural(noun)ˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl

    sb who does not have to try hard to do sth, or is exactly the right type to do sth

    As a pianist - he's a natural.; a natural to fill the position

Wiktionary

  1. natural(Noun)

    A native inhabitant of a place, country etc.

  2. natural(Noun)

    A note that is not or is no longer to be modified by an accidental, or the symbol u266E used to indicate such a note.

  3. natural(Noun)

    One with an innate talent at or for something.

    He's a natural on the saxophone.

  4. natural(Adjective)

    That which exists and evolved within the confines of an eco-system.

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

  5. natural(Adjective)

    Of or relating to nature.

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

  6. natural(Adjective)

    Without artificial additives.

    Natural food is healthier than processed food.

  7. natural(Adjective)

    As expected.

  8. natural(Adjective)

    Neither sharp nor flat. Denoted u266E.

    The piece is played in C natural.

  9. natural(Adjective)

    Without, or prior to, modification or adjustment.

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

  10. natural(Adjective)

    without a condom

    We had a natural fuck.

  11. Origin: from naturalis, from natus, the perfect participle of nascor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Natural(adj)

    fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential; characteristic; not artifical, foreign, assumed, put on, or acquired; as, the natural growth of animals or plants; the natural motion of a gravitating body; natural strength or disposition; the natural heat of the body; natural color

  2. Natural(adj)

    conformed to the order, laws, or actual facts, of nature; consonant to the methods of nature; according to the stated course of things, or in accordance with the laws which govern events, feelings, etc.; not exceptional or violent; legitimate; normal; regular; as, the natural consequence of crime; a natural death

  3. Natural(adj)

    having to do with existing system to things; dealing with, or derived from, the creation, or the world of matter and mind, as known by man; within the scope of human reason or experience; not supernatural; as, a natural law; natural science; history, theology

  4. Natural(adj)

    conformed to truth or reality

  5. Natural(adj)

    springing from true sentiment; not artifical or exaggerated; -- said of action, delivery, etc.; as, a natural gesture, tone, etc

  6. Natural(adj)

    resembling the object imitated; true to nature; according to the life; -- said of anything copied or imitated; as, a portrait is natural

  7. Natural(adj)

    having the character or sentiments properly belonging to one's position; not unnatural in feelings

  8. Natural(adj)

    connected by the ties of consanguinity

  9. Natural(adj)

    begotten without the sanction of law; born out of wedlock; illegitimate; bastard; as, a natural child

  10. Natural(adj)

    of or pertaining to the lower or animal nature, as contrasted with the higher or moral powers, or that which is spiritual; being in a state of nature; unregenerate

  11. Natural(adj)

    belonging to, to be taken in, or referred to, some system, in which the base is 1; -- said or certain functions or numbers; as, natural numbers, those commencing at 1; natural sines, cosines, etc., those taken in arcs whose radii are 1

  12. Natural(adj)

    produced by natural organs, as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music

  13. Natural(adj)

    of or pertaining to a key which has neither a flat nor a sharp for its signature, as the key of C major

  14. Natural(adj)

    applied to an air or modulation of harmony which moves by easy and smooth transitions, digressing but little from the original key

  15. Natural(noun)

    a native; an aboriginal

  16. Natural(noun)

    natural gifts, impulses, etc

  17. Natural(noun)

    one born without the usual powers of reason or understanding; an idiot

  18. Natural(noun)

    a character [/] used to contradict, or to remove the effect of, a sharp or flat which has preceded it, and to restore the unaltered note

Freebase

  1. NATURAL

    Natural is a fourth-generation programming language from Software AG. It is largely used for building databases output in plain text form, for example. It has the ESCAPE TOP flow control instruction, which is similar to continue in C, C++, Java and several other languages, except that it also works within subroutines to both return from the routine and then continue the calling statement's processing loop. Like continue, it avoids large amounts of indentation levels when using nested instruction blocks inside any loop. Example with ESCAPE TOP: The levels of indentation can be automatically adjusted with the STRUCT command in the Natural Editor. The same example, without ESCAPE TOP: Another powerful flow control instruction command is the ESCAPE BOTTOM, which is similar to ESCAPE TOP except that it continues the processing from end of the calling statement's processing loop. Example with ESCAPE BOTTOM: One trait that sets Natural apart from most other languages is its rich syntax. For example, many languages have a simple switch case statement that can be used to replace nested IF statements pertaining to a single variable; in C-like languages, it is prone to logic errors since it is necessary to BREAK out of the statement programatically. Natural has a much cleaner/richer DECIDE statement which is easier to understand and code. Here is an example:

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'natural' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #661

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'natural' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1535

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'natural' in Adjectives Frequency: #79


Translations for natural

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

natural(adjective)

of or produced by nature, not made by men

Coal, oil etc are natural resources; Wild animals are happier in their natural state than in a zoo.

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