Meaning of NATURAL in English


I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French naturel, from Latin ~is of nature, from natura nature Date: 14th century based on an inherent sense of right and wrong , 2. being in accordance with or determined by nature, having or constituting a classification based on features existing in nature, 3. a. begotten as distinguished from adopted, being a relation by actual consanguinity as distinguished from adoption , illegitimate , having an essential relation with someone or something ; following from the nature of the one in question , implanted or being as if implanted by nature ; seemingly inborn , of or relating to nature as an object of study and research, having a specified character by nature , 8. occurring in conformity with the ordinary course of nature ; not marvelous or super~ , formulated by human reason alone rather than revelation , having a normal or usual character , possessing or exhibiting the higher qualities (as kindliness and affection) of human nature , 10. growing without human care, existing in or produced by nature ; not artificial , relating to or being ~ food, 11. being in a state of nature without spiritual enlightenment ; unregenerate , living in or as if in a state of nature untouched by the influences of civilization and society, 12. having a physical or real existence as contrasted with one that is spiritual, intellectual, or fictitious , of, relating to, or operating in the physical as opposed to the spiritual world , 13. closely resembling an original ; true to nature, marked by easy simplicity and freedom from artificiality, affectation, or constraint, having a form or appearance found in nature, 14. having neither flats nor sharps , being neither sharp nor flat, having the pitch modified by the ~ sign, of an off-white or beige color, ~ness noun Synonyms: see: ~ see: regular II. noun Date: 1533 one born without the usual powers of reason and understanding, 2. a sign ♮ placed on any degree of the musical staff to nullify the effect of a preceding sharp or flat, a note or tone affected by the ~ sign, a result or combination that immediately wins the stake in a game, 4. one having ~ skills, talents, or abilities, something that is likely to become an immediate success, one that is obviously suitable for a specific purpose, Afro

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