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1existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind:carrots contain a natural antiseptic that fights bacteria natural disasters such as earthquakes (of fabric) having a color characteristic of the unbleached and undyed state; off-white. 2of or in agreement with the character or makeup of, or circumstances surrounding, someone or something:sharks have no natural enemies [attributive] (of a person) born with a particular skill, quality, or ability:he was a natural entertainer (of a skill, quality, or ability) coming instinctively to a person; innate:writing appears to demand muscular movements that are not natural to children (of a person or their behavior) relaxed and unaffected; spontaneous:he replied with too much nonchalance to sound natural occurring as a matter of course and without debate; inevitable:Ken was a natural choice for coach [attributive] (of law or justice) based on innate moral sense; instinctively felt to be right and fair. See also natural law. Bridge (of a bid) straightforwardly reflecting one’s holding of cards. Often contrasted with conventional or artificial. 3 [attributive] (of a parent or child) related by blood:such adopted children always knew who their natural parents were
chiefly archaic illegitimate:the Baron left a natural son by his mistress
4 Music (of a note) not sharped or flatted: [postpositive, in combination]:the bassoon plays G-natural instead of A-flat (of a brass instrument) having no valves and able to play only the notes of the harmonic series above a fundamental note. of or relating to the notes and intervals of the harmonic series. 5 Christian Theology relating to earthly or unredeemed human or physical nature as distinct from the spiritual or supernatural realm.
1a person regarded as having an innate gift or talent for a particular task or activity:she was a natural for the sort of television work required of her a thing that is particularly suited for something:perky musical accompaniment would seem a natural for this series 2 Music a sign (♮) denoting a natural note when a previous sign or the key signature would otherwise demand a sharp or a flat. any of the longer keys on a keyboard instrument that are normally white. 4a hand of cards, throw of dice, or other result that wins immediately, in particular. a hand of two cards making 21 in the first deal in blackjack and similar games. a first throw of 7 or 11 at craps. 5 Fishing an insect or other small creature used as bait, rather than an artificial imitation. 6 archaic a person born with a learning disability.
adverb informal or dialect
naturally:keep walking—just act natural