1. in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
- a very natural development
- our natural environment
- natural science
2. existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation
- a natural pearl
- natural gas
- natural silk
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
7. unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
- a cat's natural aversion to water
8. (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
- natural yogurt
- natural produce
9. being talented through inherited qualities
- a natural leader
- an innate talent
10. free from artificiality
- a natural reaction
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
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
Sentences with natural as a noun:
- He's a natural on the saxophone.
- natural colour: