Adjective "Natural" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈnatʃ(ə)r(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind.
  1. 'natural disasters such as earthquakes'
  2. 'They were plant alkaloids and natural products - medicines derived from natural products.'
  3. 'Well he thinks that I am a blonde deep down, even if my natural hair colour is brown.'
  4. 'It is a natural compound derived from sugar cane wax, beeswax or yams.'
  5. 'Depleted uranium is derived from natural uranium mined from the earth's crust.'
  6. 'Can you recommend a natural treatment that will make my hair look fuller?'
  7. 'The tsunami is possibly the worst natural disaster ever.'
  8. 'Every other type, even those derived from natural sources like soyabeans or wild yam, are put together in the test tube.'
  9. 'How did a natural disaster turn into a national fiasco?'
  10. 'I asked about a natural treatment at the health food store and was told to try tea tree oil.'
  11. 'Since each woman is unique and reacts differently to natural treatments, try them out for yourself.'
  12. 'Geological experts said the disaster was due to natural causes.'
  13. 'The challenge was to make the most of the space and improve the existing flow of natural light.'
  14. 'The natural medicine, derived from onions, is mixed with water and given to Paul through his feeding tube.'
  15. 'To let it heal spontaneously would be natural, even if debilitating for life.'
  16. 'Zookeepers run enrichment programmes to mimic the natural behaviour of the animals in the wild and to stimulate them in captivity.'
  17. 'The natural disaster caused incalculable loss of life in many countries around the perimeter of the Indian Ocean.'
  18. 'The confined cage environment can never offer sufficient stimulation for their natural behaviour.'
  19. 'natural food'
  20. 'We get all the sodium we need from the natural ingredients of food.'
  21. 'The additional benefit of using natural treatments is that they have no unwanted side effects.'
  22. 'A positive way to combat the state of our children's diets is to opt for natural, unprocessed foods.'
  23. 'Vegetables with a natural preservative, clay, are well sought after.'
  24. 'We are not adapted to natural pesticides in our food as plant breeding accidents have adequately demonstrated.'
  25. 'Aged patina and marble finishes on fabrics will give subtle understated looks to natural fabrics.'
  26. 'The golden yellow colour is the natural colour of the butter made strictly from cow's milk, it was pointed out.'
  27. 'Her hair has changed, too - brown, black, fair, blonde - so that even she is not sure what its natural colour is any more.'
In accordance with the nature of, or circumstances surrounding, someone or something.
  1. 'Dragonflies are natural enemies of mosquitoes, since they eat them.'
  2. 'Canada is working to improve its understanding of these pests, including their natural enemies.'
  3. 'That is a natural extension to the existing role of regulator of civil transport and airports for safety purposes.'
  4. 'When we come to consider the aesthetics of the novel, what we are talking about is the extent to which fiction communicates emotion to its natural audience.'
  5. 'Hence the plant response to attack will not only affect herbivore numbers, it will also affect the quality of the herbivore for other natural enemies.'
  6. 'As people encounter new circumstances, the natural tendency is to seek a skilled mentor for guidance.'
  7. 'He was also a brilliant firefighter, a natural athlete and big into sport, they even did a big article on him in Sports Illustrated.'
  8. 'And as a natural rebel, she was once suspended for three months for hurling obscenities at her coaches.'
  9. 'Mick who was one of life's natural gentlemen, was a singer and a comedian.'
  10. 'His excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding intellect make him a natural leader.'
  11. 'From the age of two, when he started using a pack of cards to learn how to count, it was clear Shivam would make a natural card player.'
  12. 'Then today, a piece from Dell, with the warning that she's ‘not a natural writer’.'
  13. 'For his part, Green insists he is not a natural writer.'
  14. 'Montrose was charming and gallant, a superb natural soldier with a rare ability to get the best out of his tiny army of ill-equipped Highlanders.'
  15. 'A country of politicians, natural leaders, would-be prophets or gods would be very difficult to govern.'
  16. 'A natural athlete she gravitated to basketball as an outlet for her skills.'
  17. 'You're a natural leader and quick, logical decision maker.'
  18. 'But Stewart for his part never cared for the praise of his friend Henry Fonda that he was a natural actor.'
  19. 'Laura's natural adaptability enabled her to settle quickly'
  20. 'The owner has used his natural talent and skills to develop a well-trained group of people.'
  21. 'Discovering you have a natural talent or aptitude for something feels good.'
  22. 'He discovered a natural flair and talent for the work.'
  23. 'He knew that he could do any theoretical question by using his proven natural talent and intuitive understanding of the subject.'
  24. 'Take a look at what you have to offer, your skills, your natural talents and in what situations you perform at your best.'
  25. 'The academy selects its students on the basis of natural talent, dedication and the capacity for hard work.'
  26. 'Reaching great heights does not depend upon our natural talents and capabilities.'
  27. 'Of course, that little fact obviously doesn't get rid of their natural arrogance.'
  28. 'He is thrilled by the skills and enjoys the challenges associated with harnessing the natural talent and ensuring it continues to develop.'
  29. 'Yes, Manoj did have this natural flair for creating energy and pace!'
  30. 'His natural confidence is allied with a realistic caution about his progress.'
  31. 'She knew what ingredients went into several spells, but didn't have the natural talent that enabled her to perform magic.'
  32. 'The nature of men is described as often having a natural depravity that is hidden inside respectability.'
  33. 'Perhaps this is because they mimic evolved solutions, so their behaviour seems more natural.'
  34. 'Eventually, the jaws reach a natural, relaxed position, and no further adjustments are needed.'
  35. 'We should all strive to adopt the natural, unselfconscious behavior of the child and live life in the present moment.'
  36. 'He really identified with Socialist Worker as a fighting paper-it was all very spontaneous and natural!'
  37. 'The problem is not with Jones, who gives a natural and unaffected performance, but with her character's story.'
  38. 'I just wanted the interaction between the kids and the parents to be natural.'
  39. 'The left-footing was always mechanical and I hate that - I love being natural and spontaneous.'
  40. 'Defined orders tend to be restrictive and do little to encourage ordinary, natural relationships between parents and children.'
  41. 'As a lifelong devotee to cycling, it was a natural choice for Rick to combine both of his greatest passions.'
  42. 'The large outer office looked bare and empty, but under the circumstances that was natural.'
  43. 'The high quality of local produce and the good supply chain meant it was a natural choice over cheaper ingredients from abroad.'
  44. 'These poor deluded racists seem to think that pathologies are the natural course of events for most people.'
  45. 'Even if McLeish claims otherwise, it would be entirely natural for him to prioritise the Champions League over the Premierleague.'
  46. 'Perhaps it is natural for them to expect some kind of reward from the organisation.'
  47. 'His original plan had been to allow the two men to become friends and let the talks take their natural course.'
  48. 'I had viewed morals, and moral behavior, as the natural outcome of reason alone.'
  49. 'The message you hear is pre-recorded and of course your natural reaction is to put the phone down.'
  50. 'While the communities may feel a natural attachment for their surrounds, they legally have no claim to them.'
  51. 'In fact of course the suffering is neither natural nor inevitable.'
  52. 'For him to want to continue a relationship with his child is perfectly natural.'
  53. 'I'm trying to let things take their natural course, but I don't know what that natural course is.'
  54. 'Patients eventually assume that their symptoms reflect a natural state that is part of their epilepsy.'
  55. 'Your natural reactions to circumstances encourage success and the healthy growth of your ego and self-esteem.'
  56. 'Pangs of conscience are, of course, a natural reaction to the taking of an innocent life.'
  57. 'Boasting about how swimmingly this was going, and how much upstream clout he has, is entirely natural.'
  58. 'The two of you seem to like each other, so of course it would be natural for you to wed.'
  59. 'Of course, it's natural that we should feel like that.'
  60. 'Under such circumstances, it is natural for the public to resort to other means to get justice.'
  61. 'you might feel that holding the teacher responsible for the results contravenes natural justice'
  62. 'No one would suggest that a court making orders of that sort should not comply with the common law rules of natural justice.'
  63. 'The common law rules of natural justice or procedural fairness are two-fold.'
  64. 'Thus in defending the rule of law, we must ourselves respect and be bound by the due process of law and the rules of natural justice.'
  65. 'There was no suggestion of any impropriety, or lack of regard for rules of natural justice.'
  66. 'Almost without noticing it, we lose touch with that spontaneity that is our natural inheritance.'
  67. 'This allegation comes on top of the fact that the rule of natural justice that accused have the right to a speedy trial has long since gone out of the window.'
  68. 'The validity challenge is based on alleged breaches of the rules of natural justice in two respects.'
  69. 'Last Thursday, I had three examples of events reaching their conclusions in a way that follows my rules of natural justice.'
  70. 'As Aquinas explained, law is natural because it is ‘a purpose implanted by the Divine art’.'
  71. 'They will also be told that they must consider the application on its merits, observing the rules of natural justice.'
(of a parent or child) related by blood.
  1. 'Due to my natural mum having psychological problems I was put into care when I was just a few days old.'
  2. 'They were taken from their natural parents and put in foster care, and some were even adopted.'
  3. 'The best person to bring up a child is the natural parent.'
  4. 'The children concerned may have no contact with their parents or natural family.'
  5. 'The parents still believe the children have a close attachment to their natural parents and extended family network.'
  6. 'Hielema has a brother who was also adopted and a sister who was a natural child of the parents who raised him.'
  7. 'Does the child not have a right to inherit from its natural parent?'
  8. 'Thus, the parents with higher intelligence test scores tended to have natural children with higher intelligence test scores.'
  9. 'The same patterns can be seen in people who were raised by one or both of their natural parents, or by their grandparents.'
  10. 'the Baron left a natural son by his mistress'
  11. 'Fathers also had legal obligations to provide for their natural children.'
(of a note) not sharp or flat.
  1. 'A flat, natural, or sharp sign can be placed above it, to indicate a chromatic inflection of the upper note.'
  2. 'However, a new dynamic emerges when the natural instrument is left untreated.'
  3. 'A natural harmony singer, she fills that void that a single voice can often leave open.'
Relating to earthly human or physical nature as distinct from the spiritual or supernatural realm.
  1. 'Scripture is made up of propositional truth statements, but the natural realm has no such statements.'
  2. 'Distinguishing between true and false in this realm is like distinguishing between straight and crooked in the natural realm.'
  3. 'In truth, for Pearce there is no division between natural and supernatural, at least not when she is at the top of her form.'
  4. 'They can exist in material objects, the natural world, spiritual realms, or all of the above.'
(of a bid) straightforwardly reflecting one's holding of cards.
  1. 'A run with a natural top card will beat a run with a wild top card.'
  2. 'This means players cannot take discard pile unless they have two natural cards of that type in hand.'
  3. 'An Ace high straight-flush is called a Royal Flush and is the highest natural hand.'
  4. 'Wild cards (jokers and twos) can normally be used in melds as substitutes for natural cards of the appropriate rank.'
  5. 'You can only take the discard pile if you have a pair of natural cards in your hand which are of the same rank as the top card of the discard pile.'

noun

A person having an innate talent for a particular task or activity.
  1. 'Sir Norman's success in the films that made him such an icon meant he was a natural for TV.'
  2. 'Shannon's looks, which he thoroughly capitalized on, made him a natural for television.'
  3. 'Then project leader believes Steve is a natural for the job.'
  4. 'Was it always this way, were you a natural for public speaking?'
  5. 'Fletcher is a natural for that role, because he runs faster than most fullbacks and is built like one.'
  6. 'The former Rangers striker was a natural for the role.'
  7. 'He is a natural for second base, but he can also play anywhere in the infield, and even the outfield if necessary.'
  8. 'From a performance standpoint, Monica Potter is a natural for this genre.'
  9. 'Pat Kenny described him as a natural in front of camera and that cannot be disputed.'
  10. 'Al Pacino is a natural for roles like this.'
  11. 'perky musical accompaniment would seem a natural for this series'
  12. 'Blackpool, with its Las Vegas aspirations and seedy seafront reality, is a natural for television drama.'
  13. 'Polenta is best known as a hearty winter side dish, but its sunny yellow color and sweet corn taste make it a natural for spring too.'
  14. 'Their story, combining heart-rending drama and gutsy determination, was a natural for the big screen.'
  15. 'Internet communications are a natural for computer-assisted diagnosis and medication selection.'
A sign (♮) denoting a natural note when a previous sign or the key signature would otherwise demand a sharp or a flat.
    An off-white colour.
    1. 'I mean, you can see there's a lot of pink in here, accented by naturals.'
    2. 'The shop was a sea of cornflower blues and shocking reds, mellow naturals and pastels and mysterious blacks.'
    (in a gambling game) a combination or score that immediately wins.
    1. 'You must have 2 naturals then you can play as many wild cards as you would like.'
    An insect or other small creature used as bait, rather than an artificial imitation.
    1. 'Other flies are downright lures, which look nothing like a natural but provoke a response when pulled fast past a feeding trout.'
    2. 'When fishing such waters, under such conditions a better option is to go for smaller baits, either naturals or particles.'
    A person born with a learning disability.

      adverb

      Naturally.
      1. 'Ry's going to carry scars about that for the rest of her life no matter how natural she might act.'

      Definitions

      1. existing in or formed by nature (opposed to artificial): a natural bridge.

      2. based on the state of things in nature; constituted by nature: Growth is a natural process.

      3. of or relating to nature or the universe: natural beauty.

      4. of, relating to, or occupied with the study of natural science: conducting natural experiments.

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

      6. growing spontaneously, without being planted or tended by human hand, as vegetation.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "pauses can be natural after sprints."

      "people can be natural to people."

      "extremes can be natural in markets."

      "conflicts can be natural in places."

      "wetlands can be natural in senses."

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      Origin

      Middle English (in the sense ‘having a certain status by birth’): from Old French, from Latin naturalis, from natura ‘birth, nature, quality’ (see nature).