(noun, adjective)


1. in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature

- a very natural development

- our natural environment

- natural science

Similar word(s): earthy, natural

2. existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation

- a natural pearl

- natural gas

- natural silk

Similar word(s): natural, unbleached, uncolored, undyed

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

- a perfectly natural explanation

Similar word(s): physical

4. 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

Similar word(s): normal

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

- a natural scale

- B natural

6. (of a parent or child) related by blood; genetically related

- natural parent

Similar word(s): begotten, biological

7. unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct

- a cat's natural aversion to water

Similar word(s): spontaneous, instinctive

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

- natural yogurt

- natural produce

Similar word(s): unprocessed, raw, rude

9. being talented through inherited qualities

- a natural leader

- an innate talent

Similar word(s): intelligent, born, innate

10. free from artificiality

- a natural reaction

Similar word(s): unaffected, lifelike

Sentences with natural as an adjective:

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

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

- Natural food is healthier than processed food.

- It's natural for business to be slow on Tuesdays.

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

- The piece is played in C natural.

- the natural motion of a gravitating body

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

- a natural child


1. someone regarded as certain to succeed

- he's a natural for the job

Definition categories: person, achiever, succeeder, success, winner

2. a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

Similar word(s): cancel

Definition categories: communication

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

Definition categories: act, cast, roll

Sentences with natural as a noun:

- He's a natural on the saxophone.

- natural colour: