natural Definition

  • 1existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind
  • 2having an innate skill or quality
  • 3normal or expected

Using natural: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "natural" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The park is a natural oasis in the middle of the city.

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    She has a natural talent for music.

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    It's natural to feel nervous before a big test.

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    The medicine is made from natural ingredients.

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    He has a natural ability to make people laugh.

natural Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using natural

  • be easy or instinctive for someone to do


    Cooking comes natural to her; she doesn't even need a recipe.

  • in the way that is normal or expected


    In the natural order of things, parents are older than their children.

  • develop or progress in the way that is normal or expected


    The investigation will take its natural course, and we will wait for the results.

Phrases with natural

  • natural resources

    materials or substances that occur naturally and can be used for economic gain


    The country's natural resources include oil, gas, and minerals.

  • natural selection

    the process by which organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring


    Darwin's theory of natural selection revolutionized the field of biology.

  • a catastrophic event caused by natural phenomena such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.


    The government provided aid to the victims of the natural disaster.

Origins of natural

from Latin 'natura', meaning 'birth, nature, quality'


Summary: natural in Brief

The term 'natural' [ˈnætʃrəl] refers to things that exist in nature, are not made by humans, or have an innate quality. It can describe materials, abilities, or states of being, as in 'The medicine is made from natural ingredients,' 'She has a natural talent for music,' or 'It's natural to feel nervous before a big test.' 'Natural' extends into phrases like 'natural resources,' and idioms like 'come natural to someone,' denoting ease or instinct, and 'take its natural course,' implying normal progression.

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