(1)   Free from artificiality
"A lifelike pose"
"A natural reaction"
(2)   Being talented through inherited qualities
"A natural leader"
"A born musician"
"An innate talent"
(3)   Related by blood; not adopted
"Natural parent"
(4)   In accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
"A very natural development"
"Our natural environment"
"Natural science"
"Natural resources"
"Natural cliffs"
"Natural phenomena"
(5)   Existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation
"A natural pearl"
"Natural gas"
"Natural silk"
"Natural blonde hair"
"A natural sweetener"
"Natural fertilizers"
(6)   Existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
"A perfectly natural explanation"
(7)   (of a key) containing no sharps or flats; (of a note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone
"A natural scale"
"B natural"
(8)   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"
(9)   (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
"Natural yogurt"
"Natural produce"
"Raw wool"
"Raw sugar"
"Bales of rude cotton"
(10)   Unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
"A cat's natural aversion to water"
"Offering to help was as instinctive as breathing"


(11)   (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
(12)   A notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
(13)   Someone regarded as certain to succeed
"He's a natural for the job"


  1. That which exists and evolved within the confines of an eco-system.
    The species will be under threat if its natural habitat is destroyed.
  2. Of or relating to nature.
  3. Without artificial additives.
    Natural food is healthier than processed food.
  4. As expected.
    It's natural for business to be slow on Tuesdays.
  5. Almost white, with tints of grey, yellow or brown.
  6. The color of a material that has not been adjusted or added to.
  7. Neither sharp nor flat. Denoted ♮.
    The piece is played in C natural.
  8. Without, or prior to, modification or adjustment.
    So-called second-generation silicone breast implants looked and felt more like the natural breast.

Related terms


  1. A note that is not or is no longer to be modified by an accidental
  2. The symbol ♮ following such a note.
  3. One with an inherited talent at something.
    He's a natural on the saxophone.
  4. an almost white colour, with tints of grey, yellow or brown.
  5. A native or resident of the American state of Arkansas.