natural natural  /ˈnæ tʃə rəl/


  1. (n) someone regarded as certain to succeed
  2. (n) a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
  3. (n) (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
  4. (adj) in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
  5. (adj) existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation
  6. (adj) existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
  7. (adj) functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies
  8. (adj) (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone
  9. (adj) unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
  10. (adj) (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
  11. (adj) related by blood; not adopted
  12. (adj) being talented through inherited qualities
  13. (adj) free from artificiality


  1. The church has been particularly aggressive in promoting natural family planning throughout the Third World.
  2. We have more natural gas than we need, and potentially more than we can store.
  3. Demand for natural gas is increasing.


  1. Natural Resource Partners Buys North Dakota, Montana Assets From Abraxas for $35.3 Mln Cash

    Natural Resource Partners ( NRP ) said it has agreed to buy non-operated working interests in oil and gas properties located in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana from Abraxas
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Natural Resource Partners To Buy Bakken Oil And Gas Assets - Quick Facts

    Natural Resource Partners To Buy Bakken Oil And Gas Assets - Quick Facts
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Natural Resource Partners L.P. Announces Agreement to Purchase Bakken Oil and Gas Assets

    HOUSTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE: NRP)announced today that that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase non-operated working interests in producing ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "As I said yesterday, every day that this leak continues is an assault on the people of the Gulf Coast region, their livelihoods, and the natural bounty that belongs to all of us," Obama said in a statement.
    on May 29, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Politico

  2. "I'd be lying if I hadn't thought about picking up the trophy on Sunday afternoon," he said. "I think that's only natural."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Graeme McDowell Source: New York Times

  3. On Wednesday, Mrs Clinton responded by insisting that all settlement activity be halted - "not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions".
    on May 28, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source:

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