Definition of naturel
1. natural [ a ] in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
Examples: "a very natural development" "our natural environment" "natural science" "natural resources" "natural cliffs" "natural phenomena"
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
They come in crisp basket_weaves in natural honey hues , along with lacy open weaves with a lustre finish in natural , white , black and a whole range of colors .
He won't submit to his natural desires all_the_time , and it 's Mother 's love that is responsible_for his good behavior .
When one powerful nation strives to emulate the success of another , it is only natural .
(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
On_the_other_hand , Christian faith knows that death is more than the natural termination of temporal existence .
If this aspect of death as punishment is not distinguished from the idea of death as natural termination , the conclusion seems inevitable that temporal existence itself is a form of punishment rather than the state into which man is put by the will of the Creator .Synonyms natural Related Terms unnatural connatural elemental born intuitive instinctive earthy naturalness
2. natural [ a ] existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation
Examples: "a natural pearl" "natural gas" "natural silk" "natural blonde hair" "a natural sweetener" "natural fertilizers"
(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
And like this English master , Mason realizes his subjects in large , simplified masses which , though they seem effortless , are in_reality the result of skilled design born of hard work and a thorough distillation of the natural form that inspired them .
(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)
Moreover , man may_not supplant or frustrate the physical arrangements established by God , who through the law of rhythm has provided a natural method for the control of conception .
(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)
What of the efficiency of this natural instrument of free discussion ?
(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)
William_Gilmore_Simms , sturdy realist that he was , pleaded for a natural robustness such_as he found in his favorites the great Elizabethans , to vivify the pale writings being produced around him .
(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)
A family dwelling without a basement provides some natural shielding from fallout radiation .Synonyms natural Related Terms artificial unbleached fresh
3. natural [ a ] existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
Examples: "a perfectly natural explanation"
(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
This arrangement had the purpose to prevent heated gas to reach the thermocouple by natural convection .
(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
He is confronted with the recurrent crises , such_as great natural catastrophes and the great transitions of life - marriage , incurable disease , widowhood , old_age , the certainty of death .
(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
We find it in the later Stoic conception of man 's natural condition which included the community of all possessions .Synonyms natural Related Terms supernatural physical
4. natural [ a ] (biology) functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies
Examples: "it's the natural thing to happen" "natural immunity" "a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild"
(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)
A number of unique medical problems might be created when man is exposed to an infectious agent through the respiratory route rather_than by the natural portal of entry .Synonyms natural Related Terms biology normal
5. natural [ a ] not by design or artifice; unforced and impromptu
Examples: "an air of unstudied spontaneous utterance is apt to be painstakingly achieved" "simple unstudied charm"
(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
There was no time to pick_out a penny ; I got a coin between my thumb and forefinger , leaned my elbows in a very natural and casual manner on top of the truck cab and flipped my little missile .Synonyms natural uncontrived unstudied Related Terms studied candid unaffected
6. natural [ a ] relating to or concerning nature
Examples: "natural science" "our natural environment"
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
In agriculture , for_example , despite the advances in biology , elaborate rituals tend to persist along with a continued sense of the imminence of some natural disaster .Synonyms natural Related Terms universe
7. natural [ a ] (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition
Examples: "natural yogurt" "natural produce" "raw wool" "raw sugar" "bales of rude cotton"
8. natural [ a ] being talented through inherited qualities
Examples: "a natural leader" "a born musician" "an innate talent"
9. natural [ a ] free of artificiality; sincere and genuine
Examples: "an unaffected grace"
10. natural [ a ] (music) of a key containing no sharps or flats
Examples: "B natural"
11. natural [ a ] unaffected and natural looking
Examples: "a lifelike pose" "a natural reaction"
12. natural [ n ] a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flatSynonyms cancel natural Related Terms musical_notation cancel
13. natural [ a ] involving or derived from living organisms; free from chemical treatments or additives
Examples: "organic gardening is more natural" "nonsynthetic fertilizer"
14. natural [ a ] related by blood; not adopted
Examples: "natural parent"
15. natural [ a ] produced without being planted or without human labor
Examples: "wild strawberries"
16. natural [ a ] born out of wedlock
Examples: "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman
17. natural [ n ] someone regarded as certain to succeed
Examples: "he's a natural for the job"
18. natural [ a ] unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
Examples: "a cat's natural aversion to water" "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing"
19. natural [ n ] (in craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stakeSynonyms natural Related Terms cast craps
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