natural


natural
nat|u|ral1 [ `nætʃ(ə)rəl ] adjective ***
▸ 1 not caused by people
▸ 2 reasonable/expected
▸ 3 in someone from early age
▸ 4 relaxed/honest
▸ 5 who you were born to
1. ) existing in nature and not produced or caused by people:
This cloth is made from natural fibers.
areas of great natural beauty
completely/totally natural: All the ingredients we use are totally natural.
natural disaster: The earthquake is the worst natural disaster that Japan has experienced.
natural causes: Mr. Johnson died from natural causes (=not due to an accident or crime).
a ) not changed from a natural state by production or growing methods:
natural food
2. ) reasonable or expected in a particular situation:
That's a natural assumption to make.
It's only natural to worry about your child's diet.
3. ) only before noun existing in someone from an early age:
Angela's a natural leader.
natural talent/ability: You can learn and improve but you need natural talent.
natural instinct: Her natural instinct was to defend herself.
4. ) relaxed rather than uncomfortable:
She appeared relaxed and natural in her first recital.
a ) honest rather than false:
Greg has natural warmth and concern for people.
5. ) only before noun natural parents are the ones you were born to
╾ nat|u|ral|ness noun uncount
natural
nat|u|ral 2 [ `nætʃ(ə)rəl ] noun count
1. ) someone whose skills and abilities suit a particular job or activity:
You can see by his game that he's a natural.
2. ) a musical note that is not a SHARP or a FLAT, or the written sign showing this

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Natural — Nat u*ral (?; 135), a. [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See {Nature}.] 1. Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • natural — adjetivo 1. De la naturaleza o producido por la naturaleza, y no por el hombre: fronteras naturales, recursos naturales. Me gusta la fruta natural, no la que viene en conserva. Las tormentas son un fenómeno natural. ciencias naturales. luz*… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • natural — (Del lat. naturālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la naturaleza o conforme a la cualidad o propiedad de las cosas. 2. Nativo de un pueblo o nación. U. t. c. s.) 3. Hecho con verdad, sin artificio, mezcla ni composición alguna. 4.… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • natural — NATURÁL, Ă, naturali, e, adj., adv., s.n. I. adj. 1. Care se referă la natură (1), care aparţine naturii; care se găseşte în natură. ♢ Bogăţie naturală = bogăţie (necultivată) a solului sau a subsolului, a unei regiuni, a unei ţări. Ştiinţele… …   Dicționar Român

  • natural — [nach′ər əl, nach′rəl] adj. [OFr < L naturalis, by birth, according to nature] 1. of or arising from nature; in accordance with what is found or expected in nature 2. produced or existing in nature; not artificial or manufactured 3. dealing… …   English World dictionary

  • Natural — es un adjetivo que se refiere a la Naturaleza. Puede referirse a: Persona nacida en un determinado lugar (véase también vecino, ciudadano y súbdito) Lenguaje natural Números naturales Espacio natural Parque natural Reserva natural Ciencias… …   Wikipedia Español

  • natural — nat·u·ral adj 1: based on an inherent sense of right and wrong natural justice see also natural law, natural right 2 a: existing as part of or determined by nature …   Law dictionary

  • NATURAL — is a fourth generation programming language from Software AG. It is largely used for building databases output in plain text form, for example. * Hello World in NATURAL WRITE Hello World! END It has the ESCAPE TOP flow control instruction, which… …   Wikipedia

  • natural — adj 1 *regular, normal, typical Analogous words: ordinary, *common, familiar: *usual, customary, habitual, accustomed, wonted Antonyms: unnatural: artificial: adventitious 2 Natural, simple, ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated, artless, unaffected… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • natural — adj. 2 g. 1. Da natureza ou a ela relativo. 2. Produzido pela Natureza. 3. Oriundo, originário. 4. Que não tem artifício, composição ou mistura. 5. Não artificial. 6. Não postiço; próprio. 7. Simples, singelo; sem doblez nem impostura. 8. Lógico; …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Natural — Nat u*ral (?; 135), n. 1. A native; an aboriginal. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. Natural gifts, impulses, etc. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] 3. One born without the usual powers of reason or understanding; an idiot. The minds of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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