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It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free.
Thomas Clarkson

Meaning of "natural" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NATURAL

natural  [ˈnætʃrəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NATURAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Natural can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES NATURAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

natural

Nature

Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural, physical, or material world or universe. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic. The word nature is derived from the Latin word natura, or "essential qualities, innate disposition", and in ancient times, literally meant "birth". Natura was a Latin translation of the Greek word physis, which originally related to the intrinsic characteristics that plants, animals, and other features of the world develop of their own accord. The concept of nature as a whole, the physical universe, is one of several expansions of the original notion; it began with certain core applications of the word φύσις by pre-Socratic philosophers, and has steadily gained currency ever since. This usage continued during the advent of modern scientific method in the last several centuries. Within the various uses of the word today, "nature" often refers to geology and wildlife.

Definition of natural in the English dictionary

The first definition of natural in the dictionary is of, existing in, or produced by nature. Other definition of natural is in accordance with human nature. Natural is also as is normal or to be expected; ordinary or logical.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NATURAL


agricultural
ˌæɡrɪˈkʌltʃərəl
apparel
əˈpærəl
April
ˈeɪprəl
carol
ˈkærəl
central
ˈsɛntrəl
coral
ˈkɒrəl
cultural
ˈkʌltʃərəl
federal
ˈfɛdərəl
floral
ˈflɔːrəl
funeral
ˈfjuːnərəl
general
ˈdʒɛnərəl
integral
ˈɪntɪɡrəl
mineral
ˈmɪnərəl
moral
ˈmɒrəl
neutral
ˈnjuːtrəl
oral
ˈɔːrəl
preternatural
ˌpriːtəˈnætʃrəl
rural
ˈrʊərəl
several
ˈsɛvrəl
supernatural
ˌsuːpəˈnætʃrəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NATURAL

natura
natural causes
natural childbirth
natural classification
natural deduction
natural disaster
natural frequency
natural gas
natural gender
natural historian
natural history
natural immunity
natural justice
natural language
natural language processing
natural law
natural logarithm
natural monopoly
natural number
natural philosopher

WORDS THAT END LIKE NATURAL

arboricultural
architectural
bicultural
cross-cultural
horticultural
infrastructural
intercultural
multicultural
mural
nomenclatural
pictural
postural
prefectural
scriptural
sculptural
sociocultural
textural
the supernatural
ultrastructural
unnatural
viticultural

Synonyms and antonyms of natural in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NATURAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «natural» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of natural

Translation of «natural» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NATURAL

Find out the translation of natural to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of natural from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «natural» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自然的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

natural
570 millions of speakers

English

natural
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्राकृतिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طَبِيعِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

естественный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

natural
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাকৃতিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

naturel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Semulajadi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

natürlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

当然の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자연의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Alam
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự nhiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இயற்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नैसर्गिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

doğal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

naturale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

naturalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

природний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

natural
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φυσικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

natuurlike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

naturlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

naturlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of natural

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NATURAL»

The term «natural» is very widely used and occupies the 1.203 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NATURAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about natural

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10 QUOTES WITH «NATURAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word natural.
1
Shana Alexander
I don't believe man is a woman's natural enemy. Perhaps his lawyer is.
2
Neal Barnard
The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
3
Gina Bellman
I've never worked in my natural accent, having studied so hard to get rid of it when I moved to England as a child where I was bullied at school for 'talking funny.'
4
Paul Bloom
The real problem with natural selection is that it makes no intuitive sense. It is like quantum physics; we may intellectually grasp it, but it will never feel right to us.
5
Bobbi Brown
The Lilac Rose Collection isn't just about purple. It features dusty pinks and heather grays, which are more natural shades of purple and are perfect for creating a feminine smoky eye.
6
Helena Bonham Carter
People say, 'You're still breast-feeding, that's so generous.' Generous, no! It gives me boobs and it takes my thighs away! It's sort of like natural liposuction. I'd carry on breast-feeding for the rest of my life if I could.
7
Michael Chabon
He comes to this other world and he has to reinvent himself. Again, it felt natural, even though I'd been working really hard trying to come up with something.
8
Thomas Clarkson
It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free.
9
William Cobbett
Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them.
10
Tom Coburn
I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NATURAL»

Discover the use of natural in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to natural and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
As the most famous work in the history of the physical sciences there is little need to summarize the contents.--J. Norman, 2006.
Sir Isaac Newton, John Machin, 1729
2
The Natural: A Novel
Introduction by Kevin Baker The Natural, Bernard Malamud’s first novel, published in 1952, is also the first—and some would say still the best—novel ever written about baseball.
Bernard Malamud, 2003
3
Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution
'Natural capitalism' is quite different from conventional capitalism but, once understood, it seems it must have been obvious all along.
Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins, 2010
4
Natural Resources and Conflict in Africa: The Tragedy of ...
The first comprehensive account of the linkage between natural resources and political and social conflict in Africa.
Abiodun Alao, 2007
5
Natural Disasters
Provides a comprehensive survey of the natural calamities that have ravaged mankind and altered the course of human history.
Lee Allyn Davis, 2008
6
A Natural History of Rape: Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion
A biologist and an anthropologist use evolutionary biology to explain the causes and inform the prevention of rape.
Randy Thornhill, Craig T. Palmer, 2001
7
Natural Hazards and Disasters
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Donald Hyndman, David Hyndman, 2010
8
Natural Hybridization and Evolution
In contrast, this book presents evidence of a significant role for natural hybridization in furthering adaptive evolution and evolutionary diversification in both plants and animals.
Michael L. Arnold Department of Genetics University of Georgia, 1996
9
Nature's Services: Societal Dependence On Natural Ecosystems
The book enhances our understanding of the value of the natural systems that surround us and can play an essential role in encouraging greater efforts to protect the earth's basic life-support systems before it is too late.
Gretchen Daily, 1997
10
Natural Law and Natural Rights
This new edition includes a substantial postscript by the author responding to thirty years of comment, criticism, and further work in the field.
John Finnis, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NATURAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term natural is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Why Are We Drawn to Products Labeled 'All Natural'?
Whenever I go to the pharmacy or the supermarket, I find myself veering almost uncontrollably toward products that say “All Natural” on the ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
UK income levels severely limit access to natural beauty
Families need an annual income of at least £45,000 to be able to enjoy the natural beauty of their environment. According to a report, less than ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Video exposes idiotic fad for describing products as natural or …
Both are significantly larger and come in more varieties than when the foods were first grown, suggesting that neither are 'natural' in the ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Edge of Stability: A Time-Lapse of Severe Weather and Natural
Photographer Jeff Boyce of Negative Tilt recently took an epic photography journey across the United States, shooting 70,000 photos across 15 ... «PetaPixel, Jul 15»
5
Recession Drove Drop In US Emissions Between 2007 And 2013 …
“In our results, natural gas plays a bit part in decreasing emissions,” Steven Davis, assistant professor of Earth system science at the University ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
6
Natural Gas Slips After Touching One-Month High
Natural-gas prices slipped Thursday after a smaller-than-expected addition to storage briefly sent futures to a one-month intraday high. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
7
A big fight over a natural gas pipeline project divides Massachusetts
The chief culprit, energy analysts say, is a lack of pipeline capacity, leaving the region choked off from access to natural gas in the massive ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
8
Natural Gas Climbs Slightly
Natural gas prices rose slightly Wednesday with hopes for rising demand outweighing concerns over strong supply. The front-month August ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
9
How to Choose Natural & Safe Ingredients For Beautiful Skin
Getting to know the ingredients of your personal care products like lip balm, soap and lotion is important for truly natural beauty. «Care2.com, Jul 15»
10
YB Loves: The All Natural Foundation with a Space Age Applicator
I love all natural products, but I'm wary of their effectiveness, always assuming that their crunchy-granola ingredients make quality compromises ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»

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