What does natural mean?

Definitions for natural
ˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəlnat·u·ral

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Natural(a.)

    Hence: Not processed or refined; in the same statre as that existing in nature; as, natural wood; natural foods.

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  2. Natural(a.)

    Connected by the ties of consanguinity. especially, Related by birth rather than by adoption; as, one's natural mother.

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  3. Natural(a.)

    (Mus.) (a) Produced by natural organs, as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music. (b) Of or pertaining to a key which has neither a flat nor a sharp for its signature, as the key of C major. (c) Applied to an air or modulation of harmony which moves by easy and smooth transitions, digressing but little from the original key. (d) Neither flat nor sharp; -- of a tone. (e) Changed to the pitch which is neither flat nor sharp, by appending the sign

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  4. Natural(n.)

    A person who has an innate talent that makes success in some specific endeavor, such as sports, much easier than for others; as, Pele was a natural in soccer.

Wiktionary

  1. natural(Noun)

    A native inhabitant of a place, country etc.

    Etymology: from naturalis, from natus, the perfect participle of nascor.

  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.

    Etymology: from naturalis, from natus, the perfect participle of nascor.

  3. natural(Noun)

    One with an innate talent at or for something.

    He's a natural on the saxophone.

    Etymology: from naturalis, from natus, the perfect participle of nascor.

  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.

    Etymology: from naturalis, from natus, the perfect participle of nascor.

  5. natural(Adjective)

    Of or relating to nature.

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

    Etymology: from naturalis, from natus, the perfect participle of nascor.

  6. natural(Adjective)

    Without artificial additives.

    Natural food is healthier than processed food.

    Etymology: from naturalis, from natus, the perfect participle of nascor.

  7. natural(Adjective)

    As expected.

    Etymology: from naturalis, from natus, the perfect participle of nascor.

  8. natural(Adjective)

    Neither sharp nor flat. Denoted u266E.

    The piece is played in C natural.

    Etymology: from naturalis, from natus, the perfect participle of nascor.

  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.

    Etymology: from naturalis, from natus, the perfect participle of nascor.

  10. natural(Adjective)

    without a condom

    We had a natural fuck.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  4. Natural(adj)

    conformed to truth or reality

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  5. Natural(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  7. Natural(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  8. Natural(adj)

    connected by the ties of consanguinity

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  9. Natural(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  12. Natural(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  15. Natural(noun)

    a native; an aboriginal

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  16. Natural(noun)

    natural gifts, impulses, etc

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  17. Natural(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]

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:

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Natural

    nat′ū-ral, adj. pertaining to, produced by, or according to nature: inborn: not far-fetched: not acquired: tender: unaffected: in a state of nature, unregenerate: (math.) having 1 as the base of the system, of a function or number: illegitimate: (mus.) according to the usual diatonic scale.—n. an idiot: (mus.) a character (Natural) which removes the effect of a preceding sharp or flat: a white key in keyboard musical instruments.—adj. Nat′ural-born, native.—n.pl. Naturā′lia, the sexual organs.—n. Naturalisā′tion.—v.t. Nat′uralise, to make natural or easy: to adapt to a different climate or to different conditions of life: to grant the privileges of natural-born subjects to.—ns. Nat′uralism, mere state of nature: a close following of nature, without idealisation, in painting, sculpture, fiction, &c.: the belief that natural religion is of itself sufficient; Nat′uralist, one who studies nature, more particularly zoology and botany: a believer in naturalism.—adj. Naturalist′ic, pertaining to, or in accordance with, nature: belonging to the doctrines of naturalism.—adv. Nat′urally.—n. Nat′uralness.—Natural history, originally the description of all that is in nature, now used of the sciences that deal with the earth and its productions—botany, zoology, and mineralogy, esp. zoology; Natural law, the sense of right and wrong which arises from the constitution of the mind of man, as distinguished from the results of revelation or legislation; Natural numbers, the numbers 1, 2, 3, and upwards; Natural order, in botany, an order or division belonging to the natural system of classification, based on a consideration of all the organs of the plant; Natural philosophy, the science of nature, of the physical properties of bodies: physics; Natural scale, a scale of music written without sharps or flats; Natural science, the science of nature, as distinguished from that of mind (mental and moral science), and from pure science (mathematics); Natural selection, a supposed operation of the laws of nature, the result of which is the 'survival of the fittest,' as if brought about by intelligent design; Natural system, a classification of plants and animals according to real differences in structure; Natural theology, or Natural religion, the body of theological truths discoverable by reason without revelation.

Editors Contribution

  1. natural

    According to nature.

    Natural growth of vegetables and flowers is beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  
  2. natural

    Existing within nature.

    It is great to have the natural qualities of love, peace, balance, harmony and unity.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of natural in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of natural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of natural in a Sentence

  1. Border Protection head Mark Morgan:

    You can imagine in any type of natural disaster like this where you have this huge disaster, a lot of resources going on and responding, there's going to be some confusion, what I will say is, that's what it was.

  2. Stephanie Packer:

    Death can be beautiful and peaceful, it's a natural process that should be allowed to happen on its own.

  3. Manjula Sharma:

    How could anybody do this? it's not war. It's not drought. It's not natural calamity. It's torture.

  4. Shigeru Muraki:

    We try to expand our investment in the shale gas production in the United States. That can be the natural hedge for LNG.

  5. Bob Costas:

    It was a natural lead-in, i thought that the movie would make an impact, and I thought this was a way not only for NBC to acknowledge it, but to get out in front of it.

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